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Shangcun Elementary School
Phelex Tea Farm

Facts about school:

This school is located among the mountain areas where Jiangxi Province, Zhejiang Province and Anhui Province have a common boundary. Approx. 370 km from Nanchang. Local main crops are the tea and rice. Due to financial difficulties, the drop-out rate was 33 in 2000 and 33 in 2001 and half of them were schoolgirls.
Tuition and fees per year RMB 700 ($85.3) Per capita annual income RMB 800 ($97.5)
in 2000
Number of teachers 11 Number of students 198
Location Wuyuan County, Jiangxi (Click for Map)

School and project photos:
The school children received the notebooks and stationeries donated by Shanghai volunteers The new workshop and machines for tea-processing.
Facts about project:

In 2002, the Phelex Foundation helped the school set up the green tea processing farm.
Project developments:
  • In Nov., 2001, local government ceded 350 square meter lands at no cost for house.
  • In April, 2002, local government ceded 13.2 acres of the tea garden for this project and local Community Council was set up.
  • In Aug., 2002, the tea-process machines were brought and installed. The 13.2 acres of the tea garden were meliorated.
  • In Sep., 2002, the school children received the notebooks and stationeries donated by Shanghai volunteers.
  • .In 2003, the newly built green tea factory produce an income of RMB 11, 000 . The school remade the tea garden in the end of the year.
  • In 2004, the school drew more attention from local communities and society, acquired more resource support. The school repaired some school buildings and purchased some teaching equipment.
  • In 2004, with businesses' technical help the school gradually altered tea tree species in order to suit the e export needs of main local tea businesses, this temporarily influenced the implementation of the tuition aid plan but good proceeds were expecting after 2 years.
Tuition Aid Received by:
 Year   Tuition aid amount

Number of beneficiaries


  RMB 3,000


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