VIPKID & Jack Ma Foundation Celebrate 1 Year of Bringing Online Education to Students in Rural China


A year ago, the Jack Ma Foundation (JMF) and VIPKID embarked on a joint mission to give back to society by bringing education and technology to places in China that have limited internet connectivity.

That’s how the Rural Education Project was born.

From its humble origins as a pilot project, over 100 teachers and 300 schools are now part of this life-changing journey.

This week, as part of the one-year-anniversary celebration, VIPKID Co-founder Jessie Chen travelled to Yunnan province in southern China, where teachers from North America teach one-to-many classes in public schools using VIPKID’s online classroom.

The partnership has shown how online learning can give children in remote areas access to educational resources.