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Xieshan Elementary School
Tea Farm & Tea Leaf Processing

Facts about school:
Tuition and fees per year RMB 300($36.5) Per capita annual income RMB 467 ($56) in 1998
Number of teachers 12 Number of students 139
Location Gucheng County, Hubei Province (Click for Map)

School and project photos:

Project developments:

  • In 1999, the Phelex Foundation funded RMB 51,155 to develop the Tea Garden in partnership with the village. The Foundation also donated a computer at a value of RMB 5,300 to the school.
  • Anonymous donor adopted the project.
  • In 1999, the project gained an income of RMB 7,980.99, and helped 74 needy students with tuition aid. (see more numbers in the chart below)
  • In 2000, the tea garden was largely damaged by unseasonable frost. Teachers and students tried their best to replenish the tea plants. The Foundation funded RMB 16,000 and loaned RMB 10,000 to the project. The project soon returned to its previous productivity.
  • In the spring of 2001, the new principal took over the project, and well managed the project.
  • In Jun. 2002, the program gained RMB 11, 647 proceeds, spent RMB 2, 240 funding 61 needy pupils.
  • In Dec. 2002, the program funded 60 needy pupils at a cost of RMB 3, 600 .
  • In Mar. 2003, the program funded 41 needy pupils at a cost of RMB 1, 230 .
  • In Sept. 2003, the program gained RMB 9, 147 proceeds, spent RMB 1, 280 funding 32 needy pupils.
  • In Nov. 2003, the school mended tea garden, bought farm manure and strove to win ‘pollution-free' certificate.
  • In 2004, tealeaves were picked partially and the production reduced because of bad weather. The program only earned RMB 1, 987, spent RMB 1, 200  in funding 40 needy pupils.
  • In December 2006, in order to assure the better sustainable development of the tuition aid project, the Phelex Foundation cooperated with the Overseas Tea Development&Research Foundation to fund the tea garden remodeling and tea processing machine renovation. The two foundations and the Xieshan Elementary School believed that through our joint effort, the STAP in Xieshan will develop well and more needy students will benefit from the project to a great extent.
Tuition Aid Received by:
Year Tuition aid amount Number of beneficiaries
RMB 4,610
RMB 4,240
RMB 7,620
RMB 6,040
RMB 2,510
RMB 1,200
Adoption Status: adopted by an anonymous donor, US
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