Source: Xinhua News Agency
On October 11, 2004 Xinhua News Agency reported, "A high-grade Muslim kindergarten opened Monday in the remote mountainous Tongxin County, one of China's poorest areas, in northwest China's Ningxia Hui AutonomousRegion. Children will receive education in Chinese, English and Arabic at the kindergarten, which is furnished with modern teaching equipment, said Ma Ling, head of the kindergarten. 'Though there have been some kindergartens in the area, none ofthem meets the state standards in teaching and hardware resources. My husband and I decided to invest 4.65 million yuan (560,240 US dollars) to build the kindergarten,' said Ma."