Funded Project 2
Cooperative unit: Cheng Zhi Education Foundation
Cooperation matters: Zheng-Min Elementary School, Yunlin County KIST Private
Cooperation period: 2017 ~ 2022
Zheng-Min Elementary School in Taiwan was founded in 1948. There are only 27 students left in the school in 2017. To change the destiny of this school next to the prison, the local government agreed to run it publicly and privately, and entrusted Cheng Zhi Education Foundation to take over. WT Education Foundation is a long-term donation to Cheng Zhi Education Foundation. With the number of students in the school reaching 111 in 2020, Zheng-Min Elementary School has become the first choice for local students.
According to the latest statistics, the principals of Zheng-Min Elementary School and the teachers of Teach For Taiwan (TFT) total 15 people, with an average age of 27.8 years. It is expected that the enrollment of new students for the latest year will increase by one class.
Cheng Zhi Education Foundation borrowed from the successful experience of the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) in the United States to operate a public and private school in Taiwan, KIPP-Inspired School In Taiwan (KIST), and cultivate students' seven qualities: enthusiasm, optimism, curiosity, gratitude, self-control, and perseverance, social wisdom.