ETtoday News 2019/02/13

Original article was in Traditional Chinese: https://www.ettoday.net/news/20190213/1377348.htm

Tsu-Chi Foundation and Ta Chen Stainless Pipe Co., LTD. had cooperated together once again to build four temporary school classrooms. This time, for Tainan Municipal South District Longgang Elementary School, which had experienced the devastated earthquake back in February 6, 2016 and had since then became one of the condemened school buildings.

With all volunteers and workers worked together in unison on June 2018, the damaged buildings were torn down, and it took only three days to build the first two classrooms along with water and electricity to be completed afterwards as the first project . And the second project was initiated on February 12, 2019, the second day of the second semester, aiming to finish four imterim classroms in three days with the assistance of around twenty volunteers per day.

According to the principal of the school, Yen-Liang Chen stated that under the trend of having fewer children and young generation migrating into cities, not only does Tainan Municipal South District Longgang Elementary School have only six classes, it is also the only elementary in the community! He is very grateful that Tsu-Chi had reached out to them, the students were able to have a safer environment and the reconstruction did not affect their learning as well.

The principal Chen also utilized this experience to educate his students about gratefulness. He had volunteers explaining to them how these assembled classrooms materials were transferred from many other schools beforehand and now to them. He wanted the students to remember this continuing love passed down to them and carrying on with it.

Remark: Though image contains our JPW workers, Ta Chen Stainless Pipe Co., LTD was the buyer of this construction, hence only the name of Ta Chen was mentioned in the original article.

Tzu-Chi Press Release about JPW

Tzu-Chi Foundation News Published in 2010

The first encounter with Tzu-Chi Foundation’s temporary school construction was in 2010. A total construction of 12 classrooms and 2 offices, allowing 286 Jia-Xian elementary students and 34 Xiao-Lin elementary students to have a safe studying environment. Pictures were taken on the school inauguration day that is September 8, 2010.

Click “Tzu-Chi Foundation article 慈濟快報” for the original article written in Traditional Chinese.

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