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.