Currently, most villages in this region do not have libraries, and even those that do are only equipped with obsolete publications that are of little use. In many places, the school only has access to a single newspaper and absolutely no extracurricular reading or teaching material. In addition, the local average number of years of education is three years less than the national average, and in terms of economic development and agricultural technology, the region is about 20 years behind other places. 60% of the local families live on an income of less than 1000 RMB and therefore cannot afford to buy their own books.
Specific funding uses are in local currency are detailed below:
1. Books: 1250 RMB
2. Early stage analysis and correspondence fees: 100 RMB
3. Program assessment and management fees (transport, printing): 150 RMB