Last January, 14 Lingnan students joined representatives from Deloitte in the second phase of "A Village Adoption Project in Yunnan, China".
As part of "A Village Adoption Project in Yunnan, China", the Lingnan students and Deloitte representatives visited the villages of Gezhangla and Wanyaoshu in the mountainous province of southwest China on 7-13 January. The project aims at supporting the advancement of public education, health and economic development in selected villages in rural China.
It was a great opportunity for Lingnan students to practise what they have learnt in service-learning programmes and contribute to the rural development of Yunnan through home visits, walnut tree planting, promoting health education and organising handicraft projects for local women.
The project was first initiated in Gezhangla in 2007-2010 by Deloitte and the Office of Service-Learning of Lingnan University.