Renovating a boarding school in China

The remoteness of villages in China means that many primary schools provide boarding facilities during the week. Xiao Feng Primary School was in desperate need of renovation to create a safe and hygienic environment.

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The need

Xiao Feng Primary School, established in 1984, is a six-grade complete primary school that provides primary education for children coming from five residential areas in the foothills. About 40 students and five teachers stay over at the school during the week. The state of classrooms and boarding rooms varied from dilapidated to dangerous.


What we achieved

Our project, managed by the experienced NGO, Plan International, focused on rebuilding the damaged school and included the construction of 12 classrooms, a kitchen and dormitory, eight biogas latrines and the supply of furniture and sports equipment.

The impact

The newly constructed areas at Xiao Feng School provide 121 students with new classrooms. In addition, the newly built biogas latrines and all of the nine refurbished rooms are in use. Another improvement is the access to clean tap water, which now runs from the school kitchen. The overall school campus has been improved by the construction of a flood embankment, a rubbish disposal tank and an ornamental garden area.