Construction of 3E Development Guxin Primary School of Hope: a 3E project which built a rural primary school
In 2004, our local government told 3E of a dilapidated first and second grade school called, Guxin Primary School. It is located among the beautiful mountains and rice paddies in one of Duyun’s most remote and poorest areas. The 2-room school was an old wooden, two storey building, that not only leaked when it rained but was dangerous for the kids. It had to be replaced.
This schoolhouse, like many of the remote, countryside schools, served many children who walk for more than an hour to get to school. Also like other isolated schools, Guxin found it hard to provide their students with qualified teachers and supplies; they have had to settle on a young junior high grad to teach the children who use second-hand textbooks given from the better schools in the city.
We watched the children hard at work on their wobbly chairs and tables, learning to read and write, yet happy and content that they could be in school. They looked younger than their age, and usually didn’t have much more than rice and a few vegetables for lunch but that didn’t seem to bother them.
Thanks to the gracious gift from a donor, 3E helped them build a new school building which was completed in February 2005. Not only do they now have two nice classrooms but there is also an office and a room for the teacher to live in. We also donated new chairs and desks for the classrooms. The government has given some books and they hope to begin a small library for the children. As a way to start off the new semester in their new school, we were able to pay for all the students’ school fees as well.In November 2004, we made another visit to the school and gave each child some warm clothes and some fresh fruit before the winter cold began. It was such a joy to look at the faces, not only of the children but also of the parents. We believe this 3E school of hope will bring hope to many children over the years to come!
For more information about 3E poverty alleviation projects, please see also 2005 3E project figures.
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like other isolated schools, Guxin found it hard to provide their students with qualified teachers and supplies; they have had to settle on a young junior high grad to teach the children who use second-hand textbooks given from the better schools in the city.
Guxin Primary School just after it's finished construction.
Children with their presents when 3E visited in November.