Yunnan Shin Shin Schools

Yunnan is the most southwestern province in China; the province has an area of 394,000 square kilometers, 4.1% of the nation's total. The province borders Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Guizhou Province in the east, Sichuan Province in the north, and Tibet Autonomous Region in the northwest. It shares a border of 4,060 kilometers with Myanmar in the west, Laos in the south, and Vietnam in the southeast. Yunnan has sufficient rainfall and many rivers and lakes. The annual water flow originating in the province is 200 cubic kilometers, three times that of the Yellow River. The rich water resources offer abundant hydro-energy, and have also turned the province into a fertile haven for rare species of plants and animals. Yunnan is noted for a very high level of ethnic diversity. It has the highest number of ethnic groups among all provinces and autonomous regions in China. Among the country's fifty-six recognized ethnic groups, twenty-five are found in Yunnan. The tribal communities near Lu-gu Lake have maintained a matriarchal society, which has been called living fossils of human society.

Shin Shin Educational Foundation started school construction projects in Yunnan since 1998. Construction projects in the first two elementary schools in Yunnan were finished in Mou-ding county and Yao-an county by 2000. In 2002, three schools were rebuilt in Lu-xi county, Fu-min County, and Bin-chuan county. In 2003, a new school was re-built in Wei-xin county of Shao-tong city. Another school was re-built in Wei-xin in 2004. All Shin Shin schools continue to receive support from Shin Shin through follow-up funds to further improve teaching conditions and to purchase more books and equipment. Selected schools from Yunnan have also participated in Shin Shin's English Teachers Training Program. In 2007, two schools in Yunnan were awarded the computer lab program.
Year No. Name (Chinese)
1999 9 云南省楚雄彝族自治州牟定县青龙乡河节冲欣欣侨心小学
1999 10 云南省楚雄彝族自治州姚安县光禄镇新村欣欣侨心小学
2002 39 云南省宾川县古底甸尾广恩欣欣小学
2002 22 云南省泸西县旧城镇旧龙寨广恩欣欣小学
2002 33 云南省昆明富民县撒旦乡白水塘景云欣欣小学
2003 79 云南省昭通市威信县家祺小学
2004 145 云南威信县双河乡天池村彭周欣欣小学
Totally 7 school(s)/reading room(s).