To achieve our stated mission, Shin Shin has applied three stages of development into operation.
- 1997Stage I – School Construction/Renovation<333 Shin Shin schools and reading rooms in 25 provinces or municipalities have been renovated or constructed, and over 320,000 children have been benefited by Shin Shin Educational Foundation.
- 2002Stage II – Basic Facility Improvement
We began to realize that the difficulty lies not in building or remodeling a new school building, but in ensuring the quality of education that the children are receiving. Therefore, we started “follow-up programs” to help address some of the quality issues beyond brick and mortar. From purchasing needed educational equipment (desks, computers, etc.), offering scholarships, providing Hepatitis B vaccines, to training English teachers, sending books, we worked our best to make a difference in those children’s lives.
- 2002Stage III – Education Initiatives
While the effort of school construction/renovation and basic facility improvement continue, the demand to enhance the learning environment (including educational hardware, software, and teaching/learning techniques) in those disadvantaged rural schools is ever mounting. In the last three years, we have taken a series of steps to further strengthen our educational programs and to position ourselves for greater impact. The impact relies not only on our operation strategies and limited financial resources, but also on the availability of our volunteer resources and know-hows. The following programs have been initiated or strengthened to produce wonderful results, leading Shin Shin one step closer to our vision.