Life in rural China differs from that of urban China. In southern and coastal China, rural areas are developing and, in some areas, statistically approaching urban economies. In northwest and western regions, rural society remains perceived as of a low standard and primitive. Basic needs such as running water and accessible transportation are a problem in these areas.
RDF is a charitable organization that runs completely on donations from individuals and organizations, and it receives no government funding. Its fourth school is located in Medak district, approximately kilometers from Hyderabad. Rural Development Foundation believes that education is a vehicle for rural development and that it is the only way out of poverty for the poor communities it serves. RDF emphasizes the education of girls, and strives to keep girls in school by providing a reduced fee structure and active community engagement. RDF invests extensively in teacher training by partnering with outside organizations and monitoring the quality of teaching and learning in its classrooms through the assessments of volunteer education coordinators. This internship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students interested in Indian education, particularly in a rural setting.
The authors confirm that, for approved reasons, some access restrictions apply to the data underlying the findings. The data set contains identifying participant information, which is not suitable for public deposition. Data might be available upon request by contacting the corresponding author; however, the request must comply with confidentiality and ethics rules of the ethics committee of our institution. Sexual dysfunction is common in patients with schizophrenia, however it is poorly studied in China, especially in primary health care institutions in rural areas. We investigated the prevalence of sexual dysfunction and its correlates including quality of life QoL , in schizophrenia patients treated in primary care in a rural area in China.
Rural women throughout Asia and the Pacific region make critical contributions to household production and consequently to household and national food security. Although the specific nature of their contribution varies among the various Asian and Pacific countries, clearly the majority of rural women take on an increasing share of household labour and their lives are characterized by mounting drudgery. Various studies produced in different countries in the region provide important findings on gender roles to guide policies and programme interventions that will improve the productivity of rural households. However, a general pattern of gender roles emerges from these studies indicating that both rural men and rural women in Asia and the Pacific contribute to farm and home production.