Computer Classrooms Donated by Overseas Chinese Enterprise Put into Use in NW China
More than 500 computers donated by a Singapore enterprise were put into use on Jan 10 in ten classrooms in an underdeveloped county in northwest China's Gansu province, according to the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council.
Yihai Kerry, a Singapore enterprise with investment from overseas Chinese, donated 510 computers to nine primary schools in the poverty-stricken Bonan-Dongxiang-Salar autonomous county of Jishishan, inland Gansu province.
More than 3,000 students of the nine schools can take advantage of the donation and learn computer knowledge in the ten classrooms, said Ma Bangcai, head of the county.
The Bonan-Dongxiang-Salar autonomous county, located in the Hui autonomous prefecture of Linxia, is home to three ethnic groups: Bonan, Dongxiang and Salar. It is a key target of the country's poverty alleviation policy.
Four ethnic counties in Gansu province have been promoting 15 years of free education since 2010, including the Mongolian autonomous county of Subei, the Kazak autonomous county of Aksay, the Yugur autonomous county of Sunan and the Bonan, Dongxiang and Salar autonomous county of Jishishan.