Partner since: 2000
Total donated: $142,945
"We enjoyed meeting the children at the primary school; they were so excited to meet us and show us around ... Grand Circle Foundation should be proud of its involvement there."
Paradise Valley, Arizona
Guang Ming Primary School
At Guang Ming Primary School, which serves 300 students, Foundation funds have been used to renovate classroom buildings; supplement teachers' salaries; and purchase physical education equipment, books, art supplies, musical instruments, tape recorders, desks, blackboards, and projectors. The Foundation has also supported the painting of murals on corridor walls in the school that reflect the local tradition of rural Chinese art.
Huo Kou Primary School
Since Grand Circle Foundation first partnered with the Huo Kou Primary School, we have been able to enrich the students' learning and growth by funding the purchase of books, desks, chairs, sporting goods, musical instruments, art supplies, cameras, computers, and audio equipment. Donations from Grand Circle Foundation have also gone to improve the grounds of the school, helping to install new toilets and improve the roads around the school. The Foundation has also provided scholarship money to help offset the tuition of low-income students.
Shao Ping Dian Primary School
Located in the village of Shao Ping Dian, just outside of Xian, the Shao Ping Dian Primary School has 180 students, 18 teachers, and 6 classrooms, and students can take classes in Chinese, English, math, music, painting, and sports. Grand Circle Foundation donations have improved the learning environment here by helping to fill the school's need for educational materials and funding upgrades to the building's infrastructure. Recent contributions include new computers, an LCD announcement board, cameras, desks, chairs, playground equipment, musical instruments, and art supplies, along with renovations to classrooms and roads. The Foundation has also helped to cover the school's heating bills in the winter, supplemented teachers' salaries, and provided tuition assistance to low-income students.
In addition to the Foundation's ongoing monetary support, a team of 38 Grand Circle associates based in our China office recently painted the school's windows and doors during a Grand Circle community service project. The team was welcomed not only by teachers and students, but also by members of the local community.
School in session:
Late February to June and September to mid-December
Gifts to bring if you're visiting:
- Pens and pencils
- Drawing paper
- Educational toys