The Jack Ma Rural Teacher Award ceremony was held in Sanya, South China's Hainan province, on Sunday.
Among those at the event, themed "Back to the Classroom", were Alibaba Group Chairman Ma, National Excellent Teacher Zhu Aichao, president of the Palace Museum Shan Jixiang, Olympic champion Hui Ruoqi, 100 rural teachers and 20 rural headmasters.
At the award ceremony, plans for the rural boarding school model rooms Ma advocates will be released. Ma will continue to discuss the rural boarding school plan with 100 entrepreneurs.
Ma has awarded this prize to rural teachers every year in Sanya since 2015