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Students pose for a photo at a primary school in Gandong Township of Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, March 14, 2019. (Xinhua/Huang Xiaobang)

Providing rural children a good education is a priority in China's poverty alleviation campaign.

NANNING, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Guangxi, one of the major battlefields in China's poverty alleviation campaign, has been making painstaking efforts to improve education for poverty-stricken children, as schooling is believed to be the best way to empower the youngsters to lift their families out of poverty.

The region has taken various measures in this regard, including granting students stipends, improving school facilities and nutritional conditions of rural students, and helping more students from rural and impoverished areas have access to higher education.

As many households from inhospitable areas have moved into relocation sites built for poverty alleviation in the county seats, relocated children can study in schools in and near resettlements, instead of trekking hours back and forth in mountains for schooling.

The faculty is a key to education. The regional government has called in capable teachers to help schools in rural areas, and has been committed to guaranteeing payment to teachers and filling vacancies of teachers in rural areas through special programs.

Reducing poverty must begin with reducing ignorance. Therefore, giving rural children a good education is an important task in poverty relief, and also a crucial means to stop poverty being passed on through generations.

Aerial photo taken on May 21, 2020 shows a newly-built school near a poverty-relief relocation site in Huanjiang Maonan Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Zhou Hua)

A teacher and children rehearse a show for the International Children's Day at a kindergarten in Xingye County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, May 29, 2020. (Xinhua/Cao Yiming)

A teacher tutors students during a break at a primary school in Longwan Township of Du'an Yao Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Aug. 31, 2017. (Xinhua/Lu Boan)

Students have fun on the playground at a primary school in Doujiang Township of Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Oct. 30, 2019. (Xinhua/Cui Bowen)

Students walk to the classrooms after playing "Lusheng", a reed-pipe wind instrument, at a middle school in Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, March 22, 2019. (Xinhua/Huang Xiaobang)

A teacher imparts the knowledge of a robot model to students at a primary school in Xingye County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, May 29, 2020.

(Xinhua/Cao Yiming)

In this combo photo taken on May 6, 2019, cooks prepare lunch (top, L), students queue up for meals (top R; bottom L), and students have meals (bottom R), at a primary school in Dongyang Village of Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Zhang Ailin)

A teacher and students read books during a break at a primary school in Longan County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Oct. 16, 2019. (Xinhua/Cao Yiming)

A teacher and students study a DNA structure model at a middle school in Xingye County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, May 29, 2020. (Xinhua/Cao Yiming)

A student practices catching embroidered balls at a primary school in Dahua Yao Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, May 29, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Ailin)

Aerial photo taken on March 28, 2020 shows a primary school near a poverty-relief relocation site in Du'an Yao Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Lu Boan)

Students queue up for free lunch at a primary school in Longan County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Oct. 16, 2019. (Xinhua/Cao Yiming)

Students have their meals at a primary school in Gandong Township of Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, May 13, 2020. (Xinhua/Huang Xiaobang)

Students have fun on the playground at a primary school in Longan County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Oct. 16, 2019. (Xinhua/Cao Yiming)■

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