On Friday October 25th, Yunhe Centre was invited as keynote speaker to the 3rd Nature Education Conference of China held at the Chengdu museum. We shared our endeavour to establish a nature education centre to sustainably empower the communities in China’s nature reserves.
Early this month, a delegation of the Yunhe team was invited to discuss future partnerships in America; in particular, these partnerships would focus on offering study abroad opportunities to American university students. Our destination was Southern California, visiting Los Angeles. During our time, we had the opportunity to meet with faculty representatives from California State University, Dominquez Hills.
In anticipation for these meetings, we developed a series of college-level itineraries focusing on disciples such as Biodiversity, Anthropology, Chinese and Tibetan culture, Food Science and International Business. We presented the itineraries to faculty of the school’s international study department as well as professors from a variety of disciplines including; business, world religions, phycology, education, and social sciences, etc.
The programs were well received, with many of the professors in attendance showing great interest in bringing their students to China as soon as this upcoming year. Professors from the finance and geopolitics departments invited us to give additional presentions to their students.
We look forward to establishing new connections in America. To us, cultural exchange is an important and defining quality of our work. Our team is passionate about building bridges between people from around the globe, and we are excited to include Americans in our future programs.
From 21-23 July, Yunhe centre together with GEI (Global Environment research institute ) hosted the first eco-service oriented economic development seminar at Yunhe Centre in Danba Zhonglu. This event focus on promoting the development of the eco-service economy and construction of ecological civilization. We hope that this gathering of experts and local communities leader can form effective research results for the betterment of the future. By creating a precedent of constructive dialogue, we work to creating strategies for a sustainable future. Through our tirelessly effort ,we are able to invite the representatives of local governments in Sichuan Province and representatives of other institutions on the seminar. Some of the scholors and institution attended the seminar are: Renmin University, Central University for Nationalities, Tongji University and Chongqing University, Alashan SEE Foundation, Youcheng Entrepreneur Poverty Alleviation Foundation, Tang Zhongying Foundation, Shenzhen Institute of International Public Welfare
A delegation of Yunhe’s team members met with representatives of MSM, and CSUDH (California State University, Dominguez Hills) to discuss the potential of creating a new and exciting partnership focused on catering to students with mental disabilities. The meetings were held at Wucailu, a ground-breaking facility dedicated to the care and wellbeing of children with autism. The room was filled with hopeful discussion on how collaboration between these like-minded institutions could provide safe and fulfilling opportunities for families affected by autism.
We sincerely look forward to collaboration with these incredible organizations. The learning experiences gained from cultural exchange and outdoor exploration should be available to everyone and our team is excited for the opportunity to cater to families and individuals living with mental disabilities.
Dragon Yunhe was pleased to welcome a group of Australian students from Melbourne to our community centre in Zhonglu village. During their stay, the students had the special opportunity to experience the beautiful landscape and spirited lifestyle of the Tibetan countryside. The students were greeted with ‘hada’ (a white scarf that symbolizes the pure intentions of a welcoming host) and participated in an age-old ceremony to pay their respects to Zhonglu’s holy mountains. Throughout the weekend they were taught to make beautiful embroidery pieces using traditional techniques, climbed one of the village’s ancient watchtowers and were invited to dance in a Tibetan “guozhang”.
Dragon Yunhe celebrates cultural exchange and is excited to bring young minds from across the globe closer together. By promoting relationships of understanding between international communities we hope to make the world a more interconnect place.
Dragon Yunhe takes pride in our promises to Zhonglu. We prioritize service to the community above all else and have a profound respect for tradition. One specific project we are involved in is the ongoing restoration of Zhonglu’s ancient trail system. These trails have been a part of the community for centuries and have connected people and places in the village for generations. With the gradual introduction of urbanized lifestyle these trails have fallen into disrepair and are in danger of being forgotten. It has been a priority to restore these trails and their prominence as a hallmark of the everyday way-of-life in Zhonglu.
This last month we welcomed 31 students from YK Pao international school in Shanghai to participate in a service project to restore one of the village’s ancient trails. The students spent a total of three days working under the close supervision of local craftsmen to repair the trail. They were taught to use traditional building techniques that were environmentally friendly as opposed to concrete and mortar.
As a result of their hard work and dedication to service, these students accomplished their goal and restored a total of 109 steps. We are proud of their success and look forward to involving more like-minded institutions in our cause to foster tradition.