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Bayan Tala Middle School
Kasumisou/Phelex Apricot Base

Facts about school:
Tuition and fees per year RMB 260 ($31.7) Per capita annual income RMB 800 ($97.5)
in 1999
Number of teachers 45 Number of students 507
Location Approx. 59 km from Tongliao City, Inner Mongolia (Click for Map)

School and project photos:
Mr. Fu Chaojiang, the principal, and teachers are talking about the planting technique. 36% of students at the school are Mongolian nationality .
Project developments:

  • In Jan, 2000, the Kasumisou/Phelex Apricot Base Program for Bayan Tala Middle School started with a total donation amount of RMB 110,000 including Direct Tuition Aid Fund of RMB 10,000. Also, the program had received local government supportive fund of RMB 15,000 and local public donation of RMB 3,500.
  • The program includes 650 mu apricot and 50 mu saplings.
  • In 2001, the program produced 500,000 apricot saplings and 50 mu broomcorn.
  • In 2001, The program income nearly reached ? 100,000 Yuan, including ? 30,000 Yuan from sapling sales, ? 70,000 Yuan from Chinese ephedra seeds (ma huang zi) sales.
  • In the spring, 2002, no any proceeds from apricot and sapling nursery because of rare snow calamity. The earning from Chinese ephedra seeds reduced.
  • In 2003, the production of apricot and sapling was little, Chinese ephedra seeds market was decreasing. A difficult situation confronted the tuition aid program; the school was seeking for ways out.


Tuition Aid Received by:
Year Tuition aid amount Number of beneficiaries
RMB 9,220
2001 RMB 20,000 500
RMB 16,520
2003 RMB 10,000 334

Jottings :

Adoption Status: adopted by the Kasumisou Foundation, Japan
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