Shanxi Shin Shin Schools

Shanxi's name literally means "mountain's west," which refers to the province located west of the Taihang Mountains. Shanxi is also sometimes abbreviated as "Jin," after the state of Jin occupied the area during the Spring and Autumn Period. Shanxi is divided into eleven prefecture-level divisions, occupies an area of 156,000 square kilometers, and has a population of over 33 million. Its capital is Taiyuan City. Agriculture in Shanxi is greatly limited by Shanxi's arid climate and dwindling water resources. But Shanxi contains 260 billion metric tons of known coal deposits, about one third of China's total. As a result, Shanxi is the leading producer of coal in China with annual production exceeding 300 million tons. The mining of coal is important in Shanxi's economy. Shanxi also contains about 500 million tons of bauxite deposits, about one third of all of Chinese bauxite reserves. Shanxi is one of the birthplaces of Chinese civilizations with a long history and traditional culture. Thousands of years ago, ancestors of Chinese lived and propagated in this region. Legend tells us that the Yellow Emperor, founder of the Chinese nation, once lived in Shanxi for a certain period. Today, many Neolithic sites from that period can still be seen dotted across the vast expanse of the province.

Because Shanxi is located in inland China, development is slow. Most of the counties are still in poor condition. Since 2004, Shin Shin Educational Foundation has built or remodeled 18 schools in Shanxi. The schools are located in eight cities and 15 counties. Shin Shin also provided computers and libraries for many of these schools. School equipment, musical instruments, students' desks and chairs were purchased for most of the schools. This helped to improve the environment and quality of education.
Year No. Name (Chinese)
2004 151 山西省吕梁市大禹乡樊家山广恩欣欣中心小学
2004 162 山西省大同市天镇县张西河乡下营美心欣欣小学
2004 163 山西省晋中市榆社县永生欣欣中心小学
2004 168 山西省忻州市宁武县东寨荣恩欣欣小学
2004 169 山西省大同市阳高县古城镇李希珍欣欣中心小学
2005 198 山西省长治市武乡县蟠龙镇善因欣欣小学
2005 199 山西省榆次区东赵乡东赵欣欣学校
2005 200 山西省忻州市代县阳明堡镇古城周秀清欣欣中心小学
2006 244 山西长治市西流寨屯留县荣甫欣欣小学
2006 245 山西阳泉市孟县梁家寨大崔家庄健博欣欣小学
2006 246 山西吕粱市方山县大武镇永平欣欣完小
2006 247 山西晋城市陵川县六泉乡六泉欣欣中心小学
2006 248 山西省阳曲县仁爱欣欣中心小学
2006 243 山西忻州静乐县康家会镇尚琳欣欣中心小学
2006 263 山西省五台县陈家庒乡环椿坪慧海欣欣小学
2007 274 山西省晋中市楡次区紫坑德贤慧欣欣小学
2008 312 山西省运城市新绛县万安镇谦益欣欣小学
2008 310 山西省长治市黎城县西仵乡赵店欣欣完全小学
2015 345 山西清徐县孟封镇齐南安尚琳欣欣小学
Totally 19 school(s)/reading room(s).