Facebook’s CEO is visiting India this coming week. With less than a week for Mark Zuckerberg’s Delhi town hall, he has announced a completely new venture along with his wife Priscilla Chan. Also Read - Mark Zuckerberg discusses net neutrality, zero-rating issues with Delhi MPsAlso Read - Technology can help build superpowers: Mark Zuckerberg
The husband and wife are starting a school, but with a twist. Instead of just providing education, The Primary School as they call it, will offer education as well as healthcare for each child until they have graduated.
I’m so proud of Priscilla for starting The Primary School — a new kind of school that brings education and healthcare together, Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post.
The school s aim is to provide healthcare and education to kids from low-income families. The school site will also have a clinic for the kids, which is being setup in partnership with Ravenswood Family Health Center.
Zuckerberg s wife Priscilla is a pediatrician and is closely involved with this project and has been working on it for over a year. At one point she used to teach science to fourth and fifth grade students. The couple is now expecting a baby.
The school is located in East Palo Alto, California, and is being funded by Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Donor Advised Fund. It will start in August 2016.