Fujian Shin Shin Schools

Fujian is one of the provinces on the southeast coast of China. Fujian borders Zhejiang to the north, Jiangxi to the west, and Guangdong to the south. Taiwan lies to the east, across the Taiwan Strait. The name Fujian was coined during the Tang Dynasty. Fujian is well known for its long coastline. Matsu (literally "Mother-Ancestor") is the Taoist goddess of the sea who protects fishermen and sailors, and is revered as the patron saint who protects East Asians associated with the ocean.

Legend has it that Matsu was a silent girl with excellent swimming skills. She wore red and stood on the shore to guide fishing boats home, even in the most dangerous and harsh weather. Eventually she gave her young life in order to save her lost father in the sea. Starting from Fujian, worship of Matsu has spread to the neighboring coastal provinces of Zhejiang and Guangdong, and thence to all coastal areas of mainland China. With migration, it spread further to Taiwan, Vietnam, Ryukyu, Japan, and South East Asia. Today, worship of Matsu is also found in other countries with sizable populations from these regions. In total, there are around 1,500 Matsu temples in 26 countries of the world. One of Shin Shin's schools is located in the city of Putian, the legendary birthplace of Matsu, where hundreds of temples were dedicated to the goddess of the sea.

Since 2002, Shin Shin has built six schools across Fujian located at Quanzhou, Jiangou, Putian, Lianjiang, and Wuyishan. These schools embrace tremendous support and consideration from Shin Shin, setting up new buildings and improving both the hardware and software of education. Four out of the six schools received computer equipment. All students and teachers are sincerely grateful for Shin Shin's contribution over the years.

Watch School Visit Video taken by the Fujian regional manager Jingnong Lin.
Year No. Name (Chinese)
2002 31 福建省武夷山市吴屯乡龚履端欣欣小学
2003 80 福建省建瓯县迪口镇店村金泉欣欣小学
2004 93 福建省德化县南埕镇陈淑清欣欣小学
2004 94 福建惠安县东桥镇屿头龙云欣欣小学
2004 149 福建省仙游县园庄镇后蔡村介明欣欣小学欣小学
2004 159 福建省连江县长龙振中欣欣小学
Totally 6 school(s)/reading room(s).