Q: Many schools are listed as participants in the Trees For Life project. The Second Elementary School of Fu Xing Men Wai, Xicheng District, Beijing is the school involved in the Virtual Foundation project proposal. Is this the only school associated with the Virtual Foundation project?
A: When I applied for funding from Virtual Foundation, the Second Elementary School of Fu Xing Men Wai was the only school associated with the Virtual Foundation project. But since many schools are all very interested in participating in this pr oject, I picked up 5 schools in which we will use the funding you provided for the project in the spring of 1998.
Q: The proposal indicates that the tree planting is to happen "in the spring". Will the tree planting occur next spring (1998) or did it occur last spring (1997)?
A: "Trees for Life - Grow a Tree" Project starts in the spring since it is a season easy for children to plant seeds and germinate. The school list I sent you are the schools that participated in this project in the spring of 1997. Trees for Lif e China was trying to apply funding from other sources as well, such as China National Environmental Protection Agency, China Environmental Protection Foundation and Global Environment Forum of Japan. Trees for Life China used the funding got from the above three organizations to print books and cartons, etc. for promoting the program in 1997.
Q: What contribution did Virtual Foundation funding make to the project or will it make to the future of the project?
A: Trees for Life China will use Virtual Foundation funding to print 2000 teaching materials and planting cartons as I have sent you and buy seeds for 2000 children. The project will start in March and April in 1998. Trees for Life China just got requests from Yunnan Province and Henan Project that they are very interested in participating in this program. So I hope that you could further support this project so that the project can be promoted in the above two provinces. Trees for Life China is looking forward to your future support and cooperation.
Q: Are the children in the photos from the Second Elementary School of Fu Xing Men Wai, Xicheng District?
A: The children in the photos are from Beijing Baiyunlu Elementary School, Xicheng District. I will be sending you the photos from the Second Elementary School of Fu Xing Men Wai, Xicheng District after the children plant seeds in next spring.
Following is the school list that participated in Trees for Life program this year: