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Wanfu Middle School
Li Daoming Experimental Lily Nursery

Facts about school:
Tuition and fees per year RMB 250 ($30.5) Per capita annual income RMB 908 ($110.1) in 1999
Number of teachers 30 Number of students 521
Location Approx. 395 km from Changsha, provincial capital of Hunan (Click for Map)

School and project photos:
The tuition aid distribution plan is posted on the wall of the school.
Project developments:
  • In May 2000, the land and fund committed by the government were ready.
  • In the autumn of 2000, the school finished to construct base infrastructure facilities with all teachers and students' effort.
  • In 2001, the lily price gradually dropped, difficulty confronted the tuition aid program.
  • In 2002, the community council discussed the problem and decided to grow Canzi (a type of crops) instead on all the land except 2 mu sandy lands.
  • In 2003, the program sold 2, 676 jin Canzi, gained RMB 6, 690 proceeds.
  • In 2003, 350 chestnut trees were planted on the same land while growing Canzi in order to suit market needs.
  • In the spring of 2004, the school replanted chestnut trees in the field, the survival rate reached 99%, these chestnut trees grew well and some chestnut trees fruited.
  • In 2004, the program funded 14 needy pupils at a cost of RMB 1, 756.
Tuition Aid Received by:
Year Tuition aid amount Number of beneficiaries
RMB 7,540
2001 RMB 19,020 139
RMB 3,663
2003 RMB 1,760 18
2004 RMB 1,756 14
Ms. Li Daoming was a long time teacher and principal in China at schools similar to those sponsored by the Phelex Foundation. Ms. Li founded an "all girls" school to make sure that a good education was made available to all children, not just the boys. With her emphasis on the importance of getting a good education and serving others, Ms. Li has provided a strong and positive influence on thousands of children in China and particularly on her grandson who wants to honor her memory by having this project named after her.
Adoption Status: adopted by anonymous donor in the name of
Ms. Li Daoming.
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