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“Saving our Homes” in Ping Che Workcamp 2017

  
  


Code: HKVT17-03
Name: “Saving our Homes” in Ping Che
Location: Fanling
Date: 18 AUG 2017- 28 AUG 2017
Type: SOCI/ ENVI/ AGRI
Days: 11
No. of participant: International Volunteers –  8; Local Volunteers – 6

Project

The project is co-organized by VolTra and Ta Kwu Ling/Ping Che Alliance for “Saving Our Home”. The aims of Ta Kwu Ling/Ping Che Alliance for “Saving Our Home” are to protect villagers’ home and culture and to conserve the environment. Currently, the government and the villages are in discussion on the North East New Territories New Development Areas Planning.

Activities

1. Beautify and renovate of village road or houses
2. Rehabilitate agricultural land
3. Assist in community liaison

Accommodation

Workcampers are accommodated in village house of visitors’ centre. Sleeping bags and mats are needed.

Location

In contrast to the densely populated areas of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, Ping Che is a sub-urban area characterized by natural scenery, charming small villages and stunning sunset. The place is also situated just next to Shenzhen, China.

Remark

There are a few pet dogs living in the visitors’ centre.

Local Organizer

Founded in 2012, Ta Kwu Ling/Ping Che Alliance for “Saving Our Home is a self-initiated alliance by Ping Che villagers in Hong Kong. The visitor’s centre is set up to let the public know more about the lives and works of villages in Ta Kwu Ling/Ping Che. In June 2013, Ping Che Village School Art Festival was co-organized by the alliance.

[Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pingchehomeland]

Application fee

Hong Kong Citizen – HKD1950 [FULL]
Others – Please contact the workcamp organization in your country
(Enquiry: [email protected])



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