Education has made rapid headway in Tibet since the democratic reforms in 1959. Today, more?
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Background: Education has made rapid headway in Tibet since the democratic reforms in 1959. Today, more that 50 thousand children are attending some 1,500 primary and middle schools run either by the state or by the local people.
The Number One Primary School in Lhasa was the first school established by the state following the peaceful liberation of Tibet. In the days of feudal serfdom, only the sons and daughters of aristocrats could go to school. Following the democratic reforms, the children of former serfs have enrolled in this school free of charge.
The number of teachers of the Tibetan nationality is continuously growing; there are 10 times more teachers today than before the democratic reforms.
The subject of this drawing lesson is: Tractors have arrived on the Tibetan Plateau.
Young Pioneers often spend their holidays i the parks. Today, these happy youngsters - children of emancipated serfs - are enjoying their childhood in a way their parent could never have dreamed of.