“Chinese authorities have shut down a Beijing kindergarten operated by RYB Education, a U.S.-listed education firm, following reports of alleged sexual abuse. Joel Getz, a former executive at the Clinton Foundation, is an Independent Director at RYB Education and the Senior Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations at Yale University.”
Mr. Getz was instrumental in creating a formal development operation for the Clinton Foundation, which raised in excess of $135 million annually,” says his Yale bio.
A Chinese kindergarten run by a US-listed group is under investigation after claims of sexual molestation and needle marks on children. Parents say their children were stripped naked, given unknown “white pills” and “brown syrup”.
The scandal broke out at the nursery in Beijing’s eastern suburb of Guanzhuang. The incidents were reported in two groups; each had some 25 children aged from 2 to 6. The kindergarten is run by RYB Education Institution, which is currently listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Several parents found needle marks on her children’s bodies, Caixin media group, which initially reported the story, said on Thursday.
Medical examination of eight children confirmed that the injuries were indeed caused by needles, Guanzhuang police later said.
Apart from needles, children were given “white tablets and a brown syrup,” a group of parents who staged a protest outside the nursery, told Caixin, adding that they had no idea what these substances were. “Disobedient students were also forced to stand naked or were locked up in a dark room at the kindergarten,” one parent said.