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Fangtai Middle School
Rabbit Farm

Facts about school:
Tuition and fees per year RMB 800 Per capita annual income RMB 700 ($84.6)
Number of teachers 34 Number of students 545
Location the northern part of Xingguo County, approx. 31 km from Xingguo County seat, and 315 km from Nanchang, the provincial capital (Click for Map)
Remarks Some students have to sleep on the floor in the classroom. Between 1997 and 1999, due to financial difficulties, the drop-out rate has risen from 139 in 1997, to 157 in 1998, and to 181 in 1999.

School and project photos:
The students sleep on the FLOOR in the classroom.   Pickles that students brought from home are the only vegetables for dinner.
Project developments:

  • 2000-2001: to cooperate with Phelex in initializing this project, local village government plans to build a 400 sq.m. house, donated to the school, for cultivating the rabbits. Plan to breed the high-quality French rabbits, New Zealand rabbits and Belgium rabbits.
  • Ganzhou City Tianze Rabbit Company commits to purchase the rabbits at the protected price, and to provide the market information and technical support.
    Local Education Bureau commits to contribute the tuition aid RMB 800 a year for three years. Local public contributes labor at no cost for constructing the house and nursing the lawn. A computer for internet and communication is also planned.
Tuition Aid Received by:
Year Tuition aid amount Number of beneficiaries
RMB 2,700




The rabbits
Adoption Status: available. Click here
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