An Eco-School Program Will Start in Dongxiang County, Gansu Province

In December 2016, Zigen has signed an agreement with the Education Bureau of the Dongxiang Nationality Autonomous County for implementing teacher’s training and eco-school program in Dongxiang. In the next few years, the ideas of “student-centered”, all-round development will be tested in several schools in Dongxiang, as they will be transformed into eco-schools.

Dongxiang Nationality Autonomous County is located in central Gansu, on the famous ancient “silk way”. Dongxiang has ragged and arid land, and a population of 291,600, 87% of which are of the Dongxiang nationality. It is also a national level poverty county.

The program will start at Dashou, Longquan and Wangji Primary Schools. In total, the three schools have 41 classes, 122 techers, and 1788 students, of which 849 are boarding students.

Since 2016, Zigen has already supported 107 students with scholarships in these three schools, and have supported book corners for 25 classes. The projects are well-liked by the locals.

 

河南省兰考县的图书角项目

陈国强

结合滋根近些年来的项目转型和项目布局,经过一年来的多次讨论与考察,12月份,滋根与甘肃省东乡族自治县教育局正式签订合作协议。滋根将在未来几年,重点支持该地区几所学校的学生、教师的全面发展,推进绿色生态文明学校的创建。

甘肃省东乡族自治县位于甘肃省中部西南,以东乡族发祥地和丝绸古道南路上的重要通道而闻名,是全国唯一的以东乡族为主体的少数民族自治县。它地处黄土高原山峦,平均海拔2610米,长

年干旱缺水。全县总人口29.16万人,其中东乡族人口占87.04%,是西部少数民族国家级贫困县。 此次滋根支持的东乡族学校包括大树学校、龙泉学校、汪集学校。三所学校共有41个教学班,122名老师,学生1788人,其中寄宿制学生849名。

根据当地的实际情况,滋根在12月份支持了3所学校共计107名孤儿、单亲、特困生助学金,每人每年500元;支持大树学校、汪集学校共计25个班级图书角,每个图书角包含一个书架和70本图书,价值约1300元。总计项目金额达82,289元。

助学金和图书角项目的实施,得到当地师生、学校、家庭和教育主管部门的热烈欢迎,既缓解了贫困家庭的经济,又方便学生就近阅读。项目开展后,临夏州日报也在头条进行了报道。此次项目的实施,标志着滋根在甘肃省东乡族县的项目取得了一定的进展,也为下一步在当地创建绿色生态文明学校打下了坚实的基础。