Chefoo School in China was started in 1881, in the earliest days of CIM/OMF. The dedication of teachers and resilience of students was tested to the limit during the war years. In a fascinating BBC article, Mary Previte shares her experiences of being interned by the Japanese, sharing the prisoner of war camp with world famous athlete Eric Liddell, eating crushed eggshells to supplement the poor diet, and finally being liberated by American forces in 1945. Click to read her story on the BBC_website.
Educating TCKs today may not involve surviving a prisoner of war camp or eating crushed eggshells, but it still promises challenge and adventure. Interested? Find out more.