Over the years we have helped to fund a purpose built school for the young children in Rigul. Every year we fund the teachers’ and the cooks’ salaries.

For the children, we help fund free text books, free boarding as some children come from afar and there’s a big river to cross. With all your kind hearted help and donations we are also able to offer 2 free, hot school meals a day. The cost of the meals varies with inflation and fluctuating state and conversion rates of the Chinese yuan. The number of children varies each year. For example, there were about 118 school children if 2021 and about 90 children in 2022.

At a very rough estimate, £1 ie one British pound can provide one to two children with two, free, hot meals for a day at school. This is only a guideline.