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Hulupen Elementary School
OTCB/Phelex Tea Farm

Facts about school:
Tuition and fees per year RMB 380 ($46.3) Per capita annual income RMB 520 ($63) in 1999
Number of teachers 10 Number of students 200
Location Yingshan County, Hubei Province (Click for Map)

School and project photos:
 
Students learn to prune the tea plants. The teacher shows the tea processing techniques to the students..

Project developments:
  • In Dec. 1999, the Phelex Foundation and the Overseas Chinese Tea Business Foundation donated RMB 30,000 to set up "OCTB/Phelex Tea Farm" for Hulupen Elementary School.
  • In 2000, 28 poor pupils and 6 teachers received total amount of RMB 4,000 of financial aid from the proceeds of the program.
  • In 2001, the farm experienced drought, insect pests, and market recession. In addition, the original tea-making technician left this project school. For these reasons, the school only processed the tea leaves for itself and cannot purchase tea leaves to process. Therefore, the proceeds was only RMB 1,000.
  • In the spring of 2002, the tea farm was repaired and fertilized. The school reinforced the financial and production management after personnel adjustment.
  • In Oct. 2002, the program offered RMB 1, 650 tuition assistance fund. The tea farm was gradually run under standardization.
  • In 2003, the tea farm earned RMB 11, 898.2 , funded tuition fees to all needy pupils in the school.
Tuition Aid Received by:
Year Tuition aid amount Number of beneficiaries
2000
RMB 3,000
28

2001

RMB 1,000

15

2002

RMB 1,650

24

2003

RMB 4,344

40

Adoption Status: adopted by the Overseas Chinese Tea Business Foundation
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