Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Wife Dr Pricilla Chang Pave Way For Quality Education And Health Care

By Abbie Kraft, Parent Herald January 05, 04:00 am
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The moment a young Mark Zuckerberg realises he has been accepted to Harvard
Mark Zuckerberg (R) and Priscilla Chan arrive for the presentation of the first Axel Springer Award on February 25, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.
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Sending one's child to a private school is said to be a privilege for the ones that are well-off, but Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan came up with a way to provide low-income communities quality education that children can benefit from. The iconic couple reportedly came up with a school that provides education and health care program for its students.

Low-income communities across the United States are struggling to provide education, let along health care for the students in the community. The Star mentioned that Zuckerberg and Chan came up with a private school that provides quality education and health care for their students.

"There are so many ways a school can really help a child be in their optimal frame of mind to be successful in the classroom that is way more common than what we traditionally define as special needs," Chan, a pediatrician and CEO of the school, stated during an exclusive interview with The Star.

At the time of the visit at The Primary School, teachers and school facilities wouldn't allow the reporters to enter the campus just yet but it was mentioned that they have already accomplished a lot during its first year. It was mentioned that the children made positive progress during their stay as they have already developed their verbal skills.

Meredith Liu, the school's president and chief operating officer mentioned that one-fifth of the students suffer from asthma. She then added that aside from educating the student; the parents are being trained as well.

"Our goal is to equip parents and teachers and people who work with kids every day to manage the health rather than building an expensive system on top of it," Liu stated during the interview.

Parents along with their children are being trained to grow with the community as part of maintaining the community's overall health. Early childhood education plays a crucial part in a child's development thus countless organizations have been doing their best in providing such privilege up to this date.

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