News in 2014

Join a bridge-building programme in Chongqing (20-28 Jan 2015) in the Year of Ram! (16 Dec 2014)

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Wanna try something new for the new year? Come and join us to build a footbridge and conduct community activities with villagers in Chaqi Village, Chongqing.

Our special gratitude to Mr Terry Ng and Dr Maggie Koong BBS for making this project possible.

Act now!

Activity Period: 20-28 January, 2015
Activity Venue: Chaqi Village, Danzi Township, Wanzhou District, Chongqing
Registration Deadline: 25 December 2014

Poster】【Enrolment form-Chi】【Enrolment form-Eng
Project Details

Enquiry: Diane 93352316/ Winnie 94538511 Email: wzqcuhkcq@gmail.com


Come and Join The 4th Wu Zhi Xing Charity Walk! (18 Nov 2014)

The 4th Wu Zhi Xing will take place along Pak Shek Kok Promenade to Tai Po Yuen Chau Tsai Park (about 5km)which commands panoramic views of Ma On Shan and Tolo Harbour. Along the route, our student volunteers will share their once-in-a-lifetime Wu Zhi Qiao experience in remote mainland China. LIKE us and Enjoy all the happy and touching moments!

Donation raised will be used to support the Village Centre Construction Project in Macha Village of Gansu, China, using the advanced rammed earth technology. The project will not only improve the local’s livelihood, but also demostrate the potentials of earth architecture as an anti-seismic, safe, comfortable, eco-friendly and affordable alternative to a more sustainable rural development. [More Project Details] [Media Reports]

Date: 8 Feb, 2015 (Sunday)
Time: 09:00 (Ceremony Time), 09:45 (Kick-off Time)
Route: Pak Shek Kok Promenade (Plaza) to Tai Po Yuen Chau Tsai Park
[Event Details] [Online Enrolment]

Should you have any enquiries, please contact us at 2742 4668.


Come and join Chow Tai Fook Wu Zhi Qiao construction trip in Chongqing! (4 Nov 2014)

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In Xikou village of Choingqing, the locals can only cross the river by stepping on stones… We plan to build a footbridge and improve the facilities of the local clinics and school with the villagers in the coming trip. The project is now open for recruitment. Don’t miss it.

Date: 24 January to 1 February 2015
Location: Xikou Village, Baojia Township, Pengshui County, Chongqing
The enrolment deadline is 15 November. Please enroll and join NOW!
Enrolment form】 【Poster】(Chinese version only)

For more project details, please click here.

Enquiries: Raymond (Tel: 6924 5633; Email: theiwzq@gmail.com)


Join the Community Enrichment Project in Awozhu Village, Yunnan! (3 Nov 2014)
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Want to have a meaningful and memorable winter break and do something special for your Christmas? Want to help the people in need to improve their life quality in rural areas of the Mainland?

Join our trip in Awozhu Village, Yunnan!

During the trip from 23 December 2014 to 2 January 2015, we will conduct the community enrichment project, i.e. building up the eco-toilet and helping improve the facilities in the village. You can also meet a bunch of new friends from Hong Kong and the Mainland, and learn a lot from the experience.

Let’s serve and contribute!

Date: 23 December 2014 to 2 January 2015
Location: Awozhu Village, Yuanyang County, Honghe State, Yunnan
Deadline: 14 November 2014

Application form】【 Poster】(Chinese version only)
For more project details, please click here.
If you have any enquiries, please contact Jaff at 6761 2081 or yyipaa@stu.ust.hk / cewzq@ust.hk.


Wu Zhi Xing 2014 Charity Walk JOIN NOW! (10 Sep 2014)

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Our annual Charity Walk – Wu Zhi Xing 2014 is now OPEN for enrolment!

Wu Zhi Xing 2014 will take place along Pak Shek Kok Promenade to Tai Po Yuen Chau Tsai Park (about 5km)which commands panoramic views of Ma On Shan and Tolo Harbour. Along the route, our student volunteers will share their once-in-a-lifetime Wu Zhi Qiao experience in remote mainland China. LIKE us and Enjoy all the happy and touching moments!

Donation raised will be used to support the Village Centre Construction Project in Macha Village of Gansu, China, using the advanced rammed earth technology. The project will not only improve the local’s livelihood, but also demostrate the potentials of earth architecture as an anti-seismic, safe, comfortable, eco-friendly and affordable alternative to a more sustainable rural development. [More Project Details] [Media Reports]

Date: 26 October, 2014 (Sunday)
Route: Pak Shek Kok Promenade (Plaza) to Tai Po Yuen Chau Tsai Park
[Event Details] [Online Enrolment]

Should you have any enquiries, please contact us at 2742 4668.


Get Enrolled in Ma Cha Village Centre Construction Project Trip in Gansu! (4 June 2014)

Interested in building a brand new village centre using modern rammed earth technology?

Join us NOW!

The Ma Cha Village Centre Construction Project Trip will be conducted in the coming July and August.

Trip 1: 22 July – 6 Aug 14 (12 volunteers)
Trip 2: 8 Aug – 22 Aug 14 (12 volunteers)

Registration deadline: 19 June 2014
Interviews: 20-21 June 2014
Briefing: 23 June 7:00 pm (Place TBC)

Enquiry: (852) 27424668
Registration: info@bridgetochina.org.hk

For enrolment details, please refer to the enrolment form (Chi version) (Eng version) and poster.
Please click here for more project details.


Come and join Wharf Qingling Village Wu Zhi Qiao II construction trip in Chongqing! (16 May 2014)

CQ_qingling_recruitment2Last year, we successfully completed the Wharf Qingling Village I, benefiting over 1,000 villagers to cross a river during floods.

This year in July, we are going back to Qingling village again! We will not only build the second bridge for the locals, but also help improve the existing infrastructure in the village, e.g. constructing a pavilion, renovating a school lavatory, conducting public health education workshop and home visit.

The Hong Kong University and Chongqing University WZQ teams cordially invite you to join us! The construction trip will be conducted between 19 and 27 July 2014.

Can’t wait to be one of us? It is the right time NOW!

Enrolment deadline: 26 May 2014 (Mon)
For enrolment details, please refer to the enrolment form and poster.


Come and join the construction of Victoria Daping Wu Zhi Qiao in Guizhou! (1 May 2014)

GZ_kemaxi_news photo_Can you imagine a few pieces of stones and tree trunks are the only access to 800 villagers and students during rainy seasons? Would you like to help them improve their lives?

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Sichuan University WZQ teams cordially invite you to join us and the villagers in building a gabion bridge, improving sanitation and school conditions and conducting home visits between 20 and 27 June 2014.

Enrolment deadline: 10 May 2014
Enquiry: Lesley (9601 4646) Email:tingxlesley53@gmail.com

For further details, please refer to the enrolment form and poster. See you in Guizhou!

For more about the project, please click here.


WZQ bridge building programme in Sancha Village, Gansu now open for recruitment! (4 Feb 2014)

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In Sancha village of Gansu, the locals cross the river by stepping stones and a simple wooden bridge trunk. Thus, Wu Zhi Qiao teams from Xian University of Architecture and Technology and Chu Hai College of Higher Education are planning to build a safe footbridge for them from 17 to 24 Apr. They are now recruiting passionate Hong Kong team members. Can’t you miss it?

The enrolment deadline is 17 Feb. Please enroll and join NOW!

Please click and see poster and enrolment form.

Progress of the Awozhu WZQ Project in Yunnan (16 Jan 2014)
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A series of village improvement works was carried out by over 30 volunteers between 20 and 31 December 2013 in Awozhu, Dawajie Village, Yunnan. This Hani tribal village housed some 1000 villagers and has only one primary school with 58 children and 1 teacher.

Sponsored by Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited, the project is co-organised by the WZQ teams of Chongqing Jiaotong University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US and Minzu University of China. During the trip, volunteers from Kunming University of Science and Technology and Curtin University, Australia also joined hands in promoting sanitation and safe electricity use through improving the household electrical systems and the village water supply system, as well as building the first ever public toilet in the village. Public health campaign and cultural exchange were carried out at the village school to further complement the improvement works.

Due to the unusual heavy rainstorm and the resulting landslides, the construction of the cable-stayed bridge was deferred. It is expected the WZQ Bridge would be completed in the first half of 2014.