To herd yaks or attend school?'

Updated: 2014-04-18 09:23

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To herd yaks or attend school?'
Solar power has bright prospects in Qinghai province's Qumalai county and other nearby settlements too isolated to connect to the fossil-fuel power grid. The area receives some of the country's most abundant sunlight. Qinghai's illiteracy rate was 10 percent in 2011. A World Bank survey found half of the heads of nomadic households can't read, but two-thirds of those with electricity can. [Photo by Erik Nilsson/]  
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