We are a group of students from different universities in Hong Kong and have profound feelings on helplessness and limitations faced with children living in rural areas of china owing to past experience of voluntary teaching. Chinese government has been actively working on improving education situation in rural areas and providing living allowance. However, the common condition of poor education quality reflects that development of education system in rural areas is far from well established with financial ability being the main barrier to continuing study for students. The nine-year compulsory education is a watershed for children in rural areas and after that many of them give up the opportunity of entering the high school due to the financial burden and choose to enter professional high school or even directly find a job. In addition, quite a few students grow up without care from parents and appropriate training and thus gradually lose interest in studying. Hence we know that students in rural areas need a “torchbearer” more besides financial help. We firmly believe that education is the only approach for children in rural areas to change their life.
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...ng University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hang Seng Management of College.
Dandelion Project plans to organize volunteering trips every summer and winter for university students in Hong Kong, which last for 1 to 2 weeks. Our activities include teaching, home visiting, sightseeing and our goal is to bring students in rural areas with pleasure and broaden horizons of Hong Kong students.
Before the trips, we specially arrange a series of workshops for volunteering by inviting guests to demonstrate teaching so as to encourage them to communicate and learn from each other,
Dandelion Project participates in a variety of exhibitions and sharing conference bringing our concepts to Hong Kong citizens. At the same time, we will sell elegant products during exhibitions to raise fund for children in rural areas.
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