China's First Primary School for AIDS Children Opens
07-24-2018    CRIENGLISH.com
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Linfen, Shanxi, China -- China's first primary school established especially for children affected by AIDS held its opening ceremony Friday (September 1) in a hospital in Linfen, in the northern Shanxi province, the Xinhua News Agency reported.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Eight children aged from six to eleven attended the opening ceremony. All of them acquired AIDS through mother-to-child transmission and had lost their mothers.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>To make sure that such children get access to an education, <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Linfen</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Hospital</st1:PlaceType> for Infectious Disease funded the primary school, called Red Ribbon Primary School, within its <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">AIDS</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Treatment</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Using the same teaching material issued by <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">China</st1:place></st1:country-region>'s education authorities as used by other primary schools, Red Ribbon Primary School has been equipped with an adequate teaching facility as well as professional teachers and staff who can nurse the children. Currently, the school teaches curriculum from grade one to four.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>The hospital took counsel with the children's guardians and got their approval before recruiting them. All of the schoolĄ¯s students registered of their own free will.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>The hospital has said that it will provide free accommodations for those children who will be receiving regular treatment at the same time.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Linfen</SPAN></st1:PlaceName><SPAN lang=EN-US> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Hospital</st1:PlaceType></SPAN></st1:place><SPAN lang=EN-US> for Infectious Disease has treated more than 300 AIDS patients including many children suffering from AIDS.</SPAN></P>
Editor: Wang Xinyu
   
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