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FedEx and Taiwan Students Deliver Learning Resources to Nepal

May 16, 2012

 TAIPEI, May 16, 2012 – FedEx and 4,000 Taiwan school students and teachers collected 80kg of new and used school supplies and will be delivering them to students at the Basanta Secondary School in Nawalparasi, Nepal.

The donation drive is part of the FedEx We Deliver Green! Classroom education program, an initiative designed to educate Taiwan’s primary school students about environmental issues and to engage students in hands-on greening and preservation projects. The program, which was launched in 2010, has already reached more than 4,600 students and teachers in Taiwan, and has resulted in the planting of more than 4,500 native plants in various school campuses.

Students from four elementary schools participated in the donation drive, which aimed to help students change the way they look at waste and develop a habit of reusing, recycling, or sharing materials they no longer need. The 80kg of supplies included new and briefly-used notebooks, pens, crayons and other items which will be delivered to underprivileged Nepalese students in need of these types of resources. The supplies have been collected and will be shipped by FedEx to Nepal in May.

In a United Nations Children’s Fund report [1]released in March this year, hundreds of thousands of children in Nepal have difficulties obtaining daily necessities that help them grow and learn. In poverty-stricken areas, some children resort to practicing writing using tree twigs on the ground.

The FedEx We Deliver Green! Classroom program was launched in Taiwan in 2010 as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to minimize its impact on the environment. It also supports the Environmental Education Act, which was passed by the Legislative Yuan in 2010 to promote environmental education for all citizens in Taiwan.

[1]pan>pan>United Nations Children’s Fund Report “The State of the World’s Children 2012: Children in an Urban World”