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Project Site @ Hongdeng Village, Dalang Town, Rongshui County, Guangxi Province, China

  • Project Background
  • Work Progress
       
 

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  Hongdeng Village lies 500 metres above sea level and can only be reached on foot through a long and bumpy road. Visitors are rare in the remote village. In 2006, two CUHK Architecture Master's students, Karen and Louis, had made the acquaintance of Dr. Nicolas Yeung, founder
of the Construction Industry Institute–Hong Kong. Dr. Yeung had wanted to build a school for the Hong Yao ethnic minority in Guangxi Province, so Karen and Louis initiated their own project on the mainland to build new premises for Hongdeng Primary School in Hongdeng village.

Few years later, Karen visited the village again and found that the state of the timber structure of the premises deteriorated substantially due to the lack of maintenance and humid weather conditions. Then she met us and suggested to undertake the repair and impovement works for the premises in collaboration with students of Project Mingde of the University of Hong Kong and Guangxi University. 1U1V gives funding support to the works and travel and accommodation expenses of Guangxi University students.

 

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Jul-Aug 2015 - project progress

The repair works was carried out from Jul to Aug (total 3 weeks), 17 teacher and students from HKU and 10 students from Guangxi Univesity joined the trip to take in the repair works with support by a local contractor. Please click here to see project report.

 
 

May 2015 - project progress

The team from Project Mingde of the University of Hong Kong first visited the village in May. During the trip, they investigated the condition of the premises and understood the learning situation of local kids. All of them experienced the livelihood of the poor rural area in Mainland.

 

 
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