2013-09-19 Author:YHA China Source of information:YHA China Page views:6322
Kunming Heart 2 Heart Youth Hostelhas won a Bronze Award for Creative Charity Project in 2013 China National Charity Contest. A total of 461 projects were competing in this occasion. This is the first of its kind in China that a project combines youth hostel and rural social work focusing on ethnic minority group with residential social worker involved.
H2H Youth Hostel is a social enterprise project which provides integrated social services in Tuan Jie Zhen, on the outskirts of Kunming, Yunnan. This hostel is also a recreational and training base for its parent body Heart to Heart Community Care’s beneficiaries. The aforementioned is a Registered Charity with special interest in helping migrant worker community to improve their quality of life in connection with personal value, dignity, right as well as social security.
The hostel was formerly a “Bai” ethnic minority dwelling; with its facade untouched, it has been converted into contemporary accommodation in the beautiful countryside of Kunming. With plenty of open space, an amphitheatre, a meeting room, a camp site and open courtyard, this hostel is ideal for a retreat in the countryside, outdoor activities, training sessions and conferences. There are also historical temples, ethnic minority villages, bike tracks, country parks, rock climbing walls, a grass ski field, a pottery workshop, a paintball range and walking trails in the vicinity. In addition, the route to Tuan Jie Zhen is a popular and challenging route for cyclists.
There are many organic fruits and vegetables available for sale, and visitors are able to pick strawberries, apples, plums and pears when is season.
H2H Youth Hostel runs a variety of programmes from sustainability development, environmental awareness, youth and children interest/study groups, social learning to offering internship for social work and social enterprise management students. Its partner universities including Yunnan University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Taiwan Catholic University, Alabama University, Chicago University etc.
Proceeds of this hostel is solely for the purpose of charitable related activities.
Address： 96 Da He Village, Xi Shan District, Kunming, Yunnan, China
Mailing Address: c/o Rm 916, Wenyuan Building, Yunnan University, Kunming, 650091, China