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Shazhen Elementary School
Herbs Farm

Facts about school:
Tuition and fees per year RMB 550 ($67) Per capita annual income RMB 1,104 ($134.6) in 1999
Number of teachers 5 Number of students 107
Location Approx. 212 km from Guangzhou, the provincial capital; Lianping County, Guangdong Province (Click for Map)

School and project photos:
The teacher is teaching the eco-agriculture technique in the farm.  

Project developments:

  • In November 1998, the foundation Chairman visited the school, and the Shanzhizi (a type of herb) project proposal was approved as a solution for sustainable tuition aid source.
  • In January 1999, the school started to clean up the field and applied fertilizers. Shanzhizi (a type of Chinese herb) was planted.
  • The Phelex Foundation contributed full tuition assistance to needy students at the beginning of the project. (see the chart below)
  • Hong Kong journalist, a Lianping county native donated RMB120,000 to the school for school building renovations.
  • In Feb. 2000, 16 needy students received tuition-aid of RMB 50.00 of each. In March 2001, 7 students received RMB 450 tuition aid and 4 teachers received RMB 400 teaching award.
  • In September, Hong Kong Yee Sing Enterprises Co. donated RMB 1,500 worth of clothing.
  • In 2002, as an effort, the Guangdong municipal government offered RMB 3,000 to each needy family on the condition that they send all their children to school.
  • In June 2002, the project gained RMB 1,350 proceeds, which was used for children's lunch program.
Tuition Aid Received by:
Tuition aid amount
Number of beneficiaries
RMB 1,550
31(10 male,21 female)
2000 RMB 800 16
2001 RMB 350 7

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