Guang Ming, China
The new school opened in March 2014 and has been an incredible opportunity for students and community members. There is currently 90 students. The government and community purchased books to help support a culture of learning for students. The playground has also been completed and ensures that the school environment is playful and exciting for the community.
CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
The water system in Guang Ming was also completed in 2014 providing students and community members access to clean drinking water to further support community health. The latrines at the school have also been completed, providing students with safe, sanitary facilities.
In order to improve health outcomes in Guang Ming, the community is looking into having a doctor from a neighbouring community visit to do check-ups. The community is working close with Free The Children's WE Villages program to determine other health programming to meet the needs of those in Guang Ming and has begun having health discussions as water and sanitation programming continues to reach all community members.
ALTERNATIVE INCOME AND LIVELIHOOD
The community continues to discuss alternative income and is eager to begin programming and activities on animal husbandry in the near future.
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY
While community-wide projects in agriculture are currently being researched, the primary school continues to discuss the opportunity to implement a school lunch program which will greatly impact the academic success of students.