Xiwanggongcheng

1995 UV48. Discovered 1995 Oct. 28 at the Beijing Observatory at Xinglong.

Named for the tenth anniversary of Project Hope (Xiwang Gongcheng), a non-profit social welfare program operated by the China Youth Development Foundation. The project was initiated on 1989 Oct. 30, with the aim of helping school dropouts in poverty-stricken areas return to school and finish primary education. Using contributions from people of all walks of life at home and abroad, more than 1.85 million children have been brought back to school and 6000 Hope Primary Schools have been built in the rural areas across the country. Project Hope has greatly promoted the development of elementary education in China's poor areas and has become China's most effective social welfare program in the 1990s. (M 33789)

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