Trip Leader: Ms Katherine Chiu
Please note that parents are responsible for the arrangement of visas if required. Please ensure that your child’s passport/China re-entry permit is valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of arrival to their destination.
Students are expected to attend regular meetings after school in September and October to prepare for the trip.
This is a popular trip so please sign up early to avoid disappointment.
“What was the highlight of the week for you?”
“Teaching the children in Baiwan, because I learnt so much from them. I learnt that I shouldn’t complain with what I have now, as there are thousands and thousands of children around the world that has not even half of what I have.”
Baiwan is a rural, mountainous area in the northern part of Guangdong province. It is one of the poorest parts of Guangdong and while there have been significant improvements to the infrastructure in recent years the annual income remains very low with most people living and working on small family farms.
Many people leave Baiwan to work in nearby cities and leave their children behind to live on their own or with their grandparents.
You will work in small groups with a maximum of 4 students in each. From September you will be expected to take part in a weekly session to help you prepare your lesson. You will also be expected to spend two Saturday mornings practicing your lesson by teaching some local Hong Kong students.
The cost will includes: travel, hotel & guest house accommodation in shared rooms, all meals, fresh fruit and bottled water and travel/medical insurance. You will have to get your own China visa if you do not have a home-going permit.
Further information about Baiwan and the work we do there may be found at www.baiwan.org.
Day 1 – Sun 3rd Nov
Depart HK at 8 am by high speed rail to Guangzhou South station. Bus to Baiwan, arrive at about 1 pm. Walk around Baiwan after lunch. Staying in Baiwan Leisure Farm and Postal Guesthouse at night.
Day 2 to Morning Day 5 – Mon 4th Nov to Thu 7th Nov
Teach in local schools in Baiwan. Visit local villages and basketball matches against teachers and students in local schools.
Afternoon Day 5
Leave Baiwan for Qingyuan in late afternoon after teaching. Arrive Vienna Hotel, Lian Jiang Lu, Qingyuan in the evening.
Leave Qingyuan at 10 am by bus after breakfast. Arrive Guangzhou South station at noon. High speed rail to HK in early afternoon.