News in 2016

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: polyuwzq.app@gmail.com
Enrolment details: Click here
Project details: Click here

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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.

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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.

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The local students are learning how to do waste separation.

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The villagers are performing shadow puppetry, an traditional form of storytelling and entertainment.

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The volunteers are making recreational facilities for the centre.

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The local students are using reading room of the centre.

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More than 110 university student volunteers from Hong Kong, the Mainland and overseas and around 40 local villagers contributed to the centre construction.


New Wu Zhi Qiao in Huanglongchang Village of Sichuan Accomplished! (22 July 2016)
In Huanglonchang village of Sichuan, the villagers access to the river by a temporary wooden bridge which was dangerous for them to use without safety devices. During rainy season, the flood often spilled over the bridge so that villagers can’t walk through…

Million thanks to the organizing teams of CUHK and Sichuan University and all passionate volunteers for their hard efforts on the bridge-building. During the construction trip from 13 July to 19 July, other than building a new footbridge, around 30 volunteers from Hong Kong and the Mainland also work together on livelihood enrichment activities, including improving the household circuits, paving road, organizing electrical safety lectures and home visits for villagers… Everyone is trying best to make a better life for the villagers in rural area.

More pictures of this project: http://www.bridgetochina.org.hk/hk/huanglongchang-village-wu-zhi-qiao-in-sichuan-3/
More project details: http://www.bridgetochina.org.hk/hk/our-work/bridge-projects/sichuan-province/huanglongchang-village-dailin-county-nanchong

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The temporary wooden bridge built by villagers was dangerous for villagers to use without safety devices.

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The newly built footbridge

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The volunteers are working hard in building the bridge in a hot summer.

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A lecture on electricity safety for villagers

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The volunteer is help improve the household circuits.

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An educational activity for the local students to learn knowledge of public health.


國家住房和城鄉建設部與無止橋慈善基金合作四川重建項目 獲TERRA國際生土建築大獎(Chinese only) (18 July 2016)
Please kindly refer to the press release in Chinese version.


Come and join Xiejia Village Wu Zhi Qiao construction trip in Guizhou! (6 June 2016)

Missing out our recruitment news of construction trips to rural villages in July? Don’t do it again! Another project in Guizhou in coming August is open for recruitment NOW!

To help villagers in Xiejia Village of Guizhou Province to cross river safely and improve their livings, we plan to build two footbridges and implement a series of village enrichment works including to incinerator construction, primary school activity day etc. Come on and Join us!

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Construction period: 13 August to 21 August 2016
Project Site: Xiejia Village, Xueshan Township, Weining County, Guizhou
Organizing WZQ teams: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Xi`an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi’an Jiaotong University

Enrolment deadline: 28 June 2016
Interview: 30 June 2016
Briefing Session: 22 July 2016
** All the participants MUST attend briefing session

Enquiries: Eileen (6734 5263) / David (6089 7838) or Email:wzq.cuhk@gmail.com

For enrolment details, please refer to 【the poster and enrolment form】.
Please click 【here】 for more project details.

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Come and join Macha village centre construction trip – Phase III in Gansu! (2 June 2016)
With support from dozens of local villagers and student volunteers from Mainland, Hong Kong and overseas, Macha village centre construction project is going to be accomplished in this summer. In coming July, we will organize the 3rd trip for volunteers to continue the construction work, experience modern rammed-earth technology in activities and help with children’s recreation facilities construction etc. The project is open for recruitment now. Don’t miss it out!

Construction period: 21 July to 31 July 2016
Location: Macha Village, Dingjiagou County, Baiyin City, Gansu
Organizing WZQ teams: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Xi‘an University of Architecture and Technology
Enrolment deadline: 15 June 2016
Interview: 17 June 2016
Briefing Session: 23 June 2016
** All the qualified participants MUST attend the briefing session

Enquiries: Timothy (65452340)/Lilian (90213017) or Email:cewzq@ust.hk

For enrolment details, please refer to 【the enrolment form and poster】.
Please click 【here】 for more project details.

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Join us | A construction trip for Huanglongchang village Wu Zhi Qiao (1 June 2016)
To help the locals in Huanglongchang village of Sichuang province to cross the river safely and improve their quality of livelihood, we plan to build a footbridge and implement a series of community enrichment works including paving road, circuit maintenance and electrical safety lecture for villagers etc. Come on and be part of us!

Construction Period: 15 July to 20 July 2016
Project Site: Huanglongchang Village, Xichong County, Sichuan
Organizing WZQ teams: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sichuan University
Deadline: 14 June 2016
Interview: 17-18 June 2016
Briefing: 23 June 2016
** All the participants MUST attend briefing session

Enquiries: Yuk (5315 0064)/Sam (67619846) or Email:wzq.cuhk@gmail.com

For enrolment details, please refer to 【the enrolment form and poster】.
Please click 【here】 for more project details.

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Design Highlights of New Rammed-earth Demonstration Project: Macha Village Centre (Chinese only) (20 May 2016)
Please refer to the Chinese version via: 新型夯土建築示範 – 馬岔村村民活動中心竣工在即


Machi Village Wu Zhi Qiao in Chongqing is Successfully Accomplished! (7 April 2016)
A new bridge was just accomplished in Easter Holiday! From 25 March to 3 April, students from HKUST, Chongqing Jiaotong University and Tongji University jointly made Machi Village Wu Zhi Qiao possible in Chongqing. A new footbridge has been successfully built for the locals and a series of community enrichment projects have been organized, including installing water purification facility, improving water tank, taking educational programmes etc. directly benefiting more than 210 villagers.

Special thanks to the generous support from Rotary Club of Channel Islands for helping improve livelihood in rural villages. Thanks everyone for your great effort!

For more pictures, please click 【here】.

For more project details, please visit 【here】.

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Come and join Machi Village Wu Zhi Qiao construction trip in Chongqing! (11 Feb 2016)
To help the locals in Machi village of Chongqing to cross the river safely and improve their quality of livelihood, we plan to build a footbridge and implement a series of village enrichment works including paving road, improvement on water tank, family visit and education etc. The project is now open for recruitment. Don’t miss it.

Date: 27 March to 4 April 2016
Location: Machi Village, Runxi Township, Pengshui County, Chongqing
The enrolment deadline is 23 February. Please enroll and join NOW!

Enrolment form】 【Poster】(Chinese version only)

For more project details, please click here.

Enquiries: Demi (6924 5633)/Edmund (69295019) or Email: cewzq@ust.hk

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Thanks Rotary Club of Channel Islands for Supporting Machi Wu Zhi Qiao Project(13 Jan 2016)
On 12 Jan, invited by Rotary Club of Channel Islands, Wu Zhi Qiao attended The Lost Legend charity film premiere. In the cheque handover ceremony, Anita Tang, President 2015-16 of Rotary Club of Channel Islands handed the cheque of HKD 500,000 over to Sir David, our Chairperson, to support Machi Wu Zhi Qiao Project located in Runxi Township , Pengshui County, Chongqing.

The Foundation would like to appreciate the generous support from Rotary Club of Channel Islands for helping improve lives in rural area in the Mainland. Machi project will provide students from Hong Kong and the Mainland a service learning opportunity to help villagers in need. It is estimated that 210 people will be directly benefited from the new footbridge.

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