Join us | Fengshan Village Wu Zhi Qiao Construction Trip in Chongqing (28 Nov 2016)
Do you want to do something meaningful at the beginning of 2017? How about joining our Wu Zhi Qiao team to build a footbridge for villagers in Fengshan village of Chongqing? You will also be engaged in a series of community enrichment projects to improve their quality of livelihood including facilities maintenance of villager’s home and a primary school etc. Come on and be part of us!
Funded by: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Construction Period: 7 Jan to 15 Jan 2017
Project Site: Fengshan Village, Baishi County, Qianjiang District, Chongqing
Organizing University teams: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hang Seng Management College, Chongqing University
Deadline: 1 Dec2016
Interview: 3-4 Dec 2016
Briefing session: 23 Dec 2016
** All the participants MUST attend the briefing session
Enquiries: Sze Long (9310 3694)/Pak Sze (5115 5288) or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Let’s Think, Act, and Take Challenge – WZQ Induction Camp 2016 (7 Oct 2016)
Our 6-day annual Student Induction Camp 2016 has been completed successfully from 30 Sep to 5 Oct. This year, we had 87 core team members from Hong Kong and the Mainland to share experience and learn skills through a series of programmes and trainings such as lectures, roundtable, outdoor activities etc. Thanks for being part of us and hope all of you have a fruitful experience. Keep up the good work and make a difference for a more sustainable rural development.
Completion of Macha Village Centre: a Modern Rammed-earth Architecture to Foster a Sense of Community Life for Villagers (11 Aug 2016)
The Macha Village Centre, which was jointly planned and developed by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of P.R.C. and Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation, was successfully completed on 30th of July in Macha Village, Huining County, Gansu. Following the success of “Demonstration Project of Advanced Rammed Earth Eco-Dwellings “, this project has been launched not only to foster community life of villagers and community development, but also to help people overcome the stereotype that earth architecture is a sign of backwardness and further showcase quality and modern village earth architecture for future villages. During the 2-year construction period, more than 110 university student volunteers from Hong Kong, the Mainland and overseas and around 40 local villagers contributed to the project.
The Macha Village Centre, which has a total area of 648 square metres, will provide a public area that fosters the bonds of people in the local community. It comprises of a multi-function hall, a reading room, a water cellar, an outdoor public plaza and many other facilities. In the early days of its opening, around 30 university volunteers actively worked with the local villagers to start up different cultural activities in the newly constructed centre, including traditional paper cutting and shadow puppetry, a traditional form of storytelling and entertainment which has not been staged in the village for almost ten years. The villagers also played basketball and danced together with the volunteers in the plaza of the centre. In just one week, nearly a thousand of villagers have been engaged in those events.
With the establishment of the centre, Wu Zhi Qiao will continue to exploit rammed-earth techniques to improve the living conditions of villagers in future. Also, Wu Zhi Qiao will continue to promote rammed-earth techniques, and organize university student volunteers from Hong Kong and the Mainland to launch more activities in the centre to enhance villager’s community life.
The local students are learning how to do waste separation.
The villagers are performing shadow puppetry, an traditional form of storytelling and entertainment.
The volunteers are making recreational facilities for the centre.
The local students are using reading room of the centre.
More than 110 university student volunteers from Hong Kong, the Mainland and overseas and around 40 local villagers contributed to the centre construction.