Poverty Alleviation Planning Meeting

November 30 – December 1, 2006


“Educators Assemble to Fight Poverty”
International Educators from California. Oregon, Washington, Michigan, Florida and New York met at Pacific Lutheran University to visit with Tsinghua University officials and the former Governor of Washington to discuss plans for sustaining Tsinghua’s service learning programs focused on poverty


visit to Beijing"Educators Planning for Sustainability"
University and K-12 officials meet to discuss ways to generate long-term revenues that would sustain the growth of Tsinghua’s poverty alleviation projects.  One of the ideas advanced for implementation in 2008 involves real-time internet language tutoring services from China to the U.S. and from the U.S. to China.


"Consulting Former Governor Locke"
Peter Wang discusses strategy with former Washington Governor Gary Locke regarding a proposed China visit to discuss future economic and educational ties between China and the State of Washington.



"Calling All Hummingbirds"
Ron Moffatt, a member of the Wang Foundation Advisory Board, is the 2007 President of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and Director of the International Student Center at San Diego State University. Moffatt opened the planning meeting with an appeal for educators to address the compelling global issues challenging our collective future and he shared a story about a very determined hummingbird. Read More