Guizhou Shin Shin Schools

Guizhou is located in the southwestern region of China; it adjoins Sichuan to the north, Yunnan to the west, Guangxi to the south, and Hunan to the east. Overall Guizhou is a mountainous province, and consists of steep hills, deep valleys, and rugged terrain. It was not until the Ming Dynasty that it came under Chinese domination during which it was made a province. This prompted mass migration from its surrounding provinces. Through centuries of hard work, these immigrants developed and maintained their unique life style and formed a special culture on the land. Guizhou is a relatively poor and undeveloped province. Its per capita of 3568 RMB ranks last in all of China. Its natural industry includes timber and forestry. Other important industries in the province include energy and mining. Guizhou is one of the provinces that contains the most minority groups. The minority groups account for more than 37% of the total population and they include Yao, Miao, Yi, Qiang, Dong, Zhuang, Buyi, Bai, Tujia, Gelao, and Shui. 55% of the province area is designated as autonomous regions for them. The rich population of minorities in Guizhou allows for a great many ethnic festivals throughout the lunar calendar. Huang-guo-shu Waterfall is the largest in China.

Shin Shin started rebuilding schools in Guizhou in 2004. In 2007, Guizhou was selected as one of the focus provinces and was allocated funds to build five Shin Shin schools. Shin Shin's continuous effort in Guizhou during the past years has resulted in a total of nine schools, including those already built and under construction. All counties where Shin Shin schools are located are poverty-stricken by the Chinese national standards set in 1994. Three schools have received follow-up funds support, including a computer lab in Taijiang. Three teachers attended Hunan English Teachers Training Program. Two students were awarded a Shin Shin scholarship. Members of the foundation and the local officials from Overseas Office visited all seven schools in June of 2007. Our efforts and contributions not only supported the educational development there, but also established a strong connection between overseas Chinese and local people.
Year No. Name (Chinese)
2004 144 贵州台江县老屯乡知行小学欣欣综合楼
2005 189 贵州省凯里市大风洞乡思谕欣欣小学
2005 190 贵州省印江自治县罗场乡博爱欣欣小学
2006 266 贵州省铜仁市桐木坪乡卜口欣欣中心小学
2006 253 贵州黔南州长顺县长寨镇扁木欣欣小学
2007 276 贵州省黔东南州三穗县滚马乡健博欣欣综合楼
2007 277 贵州省六盘水市六枝特区县陇脚布依族乡月亮河贝克欣欣小学
2007 278 贵州省六盘水市六枝特区折溪乡中寨贝克欣欣小学
2007 279 贵州省安顺市西秀区黄腊亲晖欣欣小学
2007 282 贵州贵阳龙里县羊场镇国才欣欣小学
2008 314 贵州省万山特区高楼坪侗族乡民族元德欣欣中心小学
2018 349 贵州省纳雍县玉龙坝镇霞音欣欣小学
Totally 12 school(s)/reading room(s).