||Mr. Mark Rosasco, the first partner of
Phelex Foundation projects, is involved in China projects as well
as those in Cambodia and Laos.
In Feb, 1998, Mr. Mark Rosasco, cooperating with Phelex, donated
to help Xiabao Elementary School, Yidu County, Hubei, set up "Phelex/Mark
Rosasco Farm". In the first stage, the Nursery Base and Greenhouse
were founded. In the second stage, the water supply was finished
to ensure the program to run smoothly.
In June,1998, the disadvantaged, with the cost of living no more
than Rmb 1, tasted the fresh vegetables planted by themselves. In
Sept., 27 beneficiaries were aided with the proceeds from the Nursery
Base and Greenhouse.
In Oct., Mr. Mark Rosasco and Mr. Yuan Zhou, chairman of the Phelex
Foundation, visited Xiabao Elementary School and designed for 310
pupils the weekly "Nutrition Supplement Program" that
provided each of 310 pupils with 2 ounces of meat and 2 eggs. Mark
Rosasco provided 3-year funding for that program and the proceeds
from "Phelex/Mark Rosasco Farm" could make that program
sustainable. In addition, they helped a poor pupil, whose father
was blind, go back to the school.
In 1999, there were 166 beneficiaries aided as planed.