Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation is a charity registered in Hong Kong (no: 91/8739) in 2007. Through encouraging the youth in Hong Kong and mainland China participate in countryside conservation or rural revitalization on the voluntary basis with the application of the concept of sustainable development, to:

Build heart bridge between HK-Mainland youth
Provide multi-learning opportunities
Improve villagers’ quality of life
Support the sustainable development

Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation has two visions.
One is to encourage university students and volunteers to help improve the lives of underprivileged villagers in rural China by initiating and implementing footbridge construction projects.
The other is to provide an opportunity for volunteers and villagers to develop their mutual understanding and improve communication, so to foster friendship and build spiritual bridges.

In response to the latest development in Hong Kong and mainland China, Wu Zhi Qiao established the new development strategy of “Build heart bridge between HK-Mainland youth, provide multi-learning opportunities, improve villagers’ quality of life, support the sustainable development” in November, 2022.

Through the joint participation of the youth from Hong Kong and mainland China in countryside conservation in the two places, to demonstrate strategic deep-cultivation projects to improve livelihood of villagers and achieve sustainable development, including deep low-carbon transformation. In the meanwhile, we provide diversified learning experiences and encourage the voluntary participation of multi-disciplinary tertiary students to build heart bridges between the young generations of the two places, nurturing cultural inheritance.

To foster better communications and trust between the youth in Hong Kong and mainland China, jointly work to improve villagers’ livelihood in remote and needy areas and contribute to the achievement of sustainable development.

Wu Zhi Qiao Project

Our projects are accomplished by volunteer professionals and university teams from Hong Kong and mainland China. To the fullest extent possible, we build and reinstate village facilities in remote areas with locally available and sustainable materials and utilize local wisdom and low-carbon building concepts. Our volunteer teams work closely with the villagers to transfer practical building skills and knowledge of materials that will promulgate the concept of sustainability.

The Wu Zhi Qiao projects jointly built by various university teams with love, care and friendship. Those heart bridges will not wear away with time, yet become stronger and firmer.

Wu Zhi Qiao Beijing Representative Office
In order to facilitate the sustainable development of Wu Zhi Qiao projects in Mainland China, the Foundation formally obtained the "Registration Certificate of the Representative Office of Overseas NGOs" in December 2017, and established Beijing Representative Office in Beijing. The purpose is to address the difficulties and practical needs of the residential environment in rural areas in the Mainland, actively support the Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas related volunteer teams to continuously promote demonstration construction projects to improve people's livelihood, and building the friendship between students in Hong Kong and the Mainland.
Key achievements in recent years:
Inaugurated in Hong Kong
Supported by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD), Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation was inaugurated in Hong Kong.
Sichuan Ma’anqiao Village
Wu Zhi Qiao launched the Village Rebuild Demonstration Project in Ma’anqiao Village after the earthquake in Sichuan.
The Wu Zhi Qiao Research and Development Centre was established
The Wu Zhi Qiao Research and Development Centre was established at Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology. Invited by the MoHURD, the team started to develop “Demonstration Project of Advanced Rammed Earth Eco-Dwellings” in Gansu.
Wu Zhi Xing 2011
Wu Zhi Qiao held its first intervarsity charity walk “Wu Zhi Xing 2011” with the participation of 11 local tertiary institutions in Hong Kong.
Wu Zhi Qiao has been listed on WiseGiving, an effective platform managed by The Hong Kong Council of Social Service to enhance charity accountability and transparency.
Macha Village, Gansu
By blending international earth construction technology and local traditions, the first advanced rammed-earth house was built in Macha Village, Gansu. In 2013, a cluster of modern rammed earth demonstration houses were successfully built in Macha Village. The construction technique has also been promoted in other provinces, including Hebei, Jiangxi, etc.
Bapa Village, Guizhou
Wu Zhi Qiao launched “Demonstration Project in Bapa Village of Guizhou: The Conservation and Development of Traditional Village in Mainland China”.
10th Anniversary
Wu Zhi Qiao has completed over 60 projects since its inauguration 10 years ago. Obtained the “Registration Certificate of the Representative Office of Overseas NGOs” in December 2017, and established Beijing Representative Office in Beijing.
World Habitat Awards to Building with Earth Project
Building with EARTH project received World Habitat Awards Bronze Winner 2019. This project has promoted advanced earth construction in rural communities, through training local craftspeople and working alongside academics and government officials. This project was led by Professor Mu Jun, funded and managed by Wu Zhi Qiao.
Official launch of Bailey Footbridge Construction Manual
With years of improvement and experiment, the Bailey Footbridge Construction Manual was published. The technique of building Bailey Footbridge received the patent offered by National Intellectual Property Administration, PRC.
Started to participate in countryside conservation in Hong Kong
Organize student volunteers to participate in countryside conservation in rural areas of Hong Kong such as Mui Tsz Lam Village and Kuk Po Village in Sha Tau Kok.
Published the 15th anniversary commemorative book “Discover the Other Side of the World”
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation, the 4th book edited by Ms. Leonie Ki, Founder and Honorary Life President of Wu Zhi Qiao “Discover the Other Side of the World” was published, which included stories happened during the rural revitalization in mainland China. The other three books are “24 Bridges’ Story about Care and Love” (5th anniversary book), “A Calling from Afar” (8th anniversary book) and “Ten Years in a lifetime” (10th anniversary book).
Multi-disciplinary student team completed Wu Zhi Qiao’s first oral history brochure
Wu Zhi Qiao’s first oral history book “Where’s Home: Oral History of Mui Tsz Lam, Sha Tau Kok, Hong Kong” was published. It was led by the student team and recorded the stories of the villagers of Mui Tsz Lam as well as the Hakka culture there.