-Learn about Tulou (how they are constructed, their history, the local situation and challenges, etc.)
-Marketing/promotional activities such as creating tools to promote/share/raise awareness about Tulous
-Share the World/Cultural Heritage of your country with the local people
-Interact with local villagers through cultural activities
-Participate in discussion on changemaking stories or ideas on world heritage preservation, conservation, and sustainable building structures whether they are from your country or from others
Workcampers will be staying in an old village school dormitory with simple beddings. Workcampers who are not used to hard mattresses may bring their own sleeping bag. A cooking and cleaning schedule will be arranged at the beginning of the workcamp, and workcampers will take turns with cooking and cleaning chores. There will be a day where volunteers may cook and share their own country’s food.
Longyan is seated in western Fujian Province. General terrain of Longyan descends from east and north to west and south. Mountains and hills zigzag northeast-southwest parallelly, occupying nearly eighty percent of the city’s land area. This city belongs to the subtropical zone, enjoying an oceanic monsoon climate. Its weather is moderate all the year round. Without chilly winter and torrid summer, the annual average temperature falls between 18°C and 20°C. Special Local Products include Chanting dried bean curd, Liancheng dried sweet potato, Zhangping dried bamboo shoot, Xinluo rice noodle and peanut, Wanying tea, Xuan paper (Chinese calligraphic paper), Shuixian Cha Bing (cake-shaped compressed tea), Yongding persimmon.
Zinong, a sharing platform of natural and cultural living, enables participants to experience the culture, food and handicraft in different regions. Their main destinations are rural villages. Through deep excavation of village’s culture, history, handicraft and nature elements, Zinong combines education with tourism to develop various in-depth experiential learning programmes.
– Guide the city to know the village again; Help the villagers build the village together
– Discover, share, and build together the beautiful village together
Zinong was awarded the First Prize in the Social Enterprise Venture Capital Competition organized by the British Embassy in 2015. In September 2016, Zinong has received the social enterprise certification in the 5th China Charity Fair organized by the Ministry of Civil Affairs in China, and has become the only organization in Fujian to be recognized as the “Good Social Enterprise in China” for their contribution to the poverty alleviation and development in rural areas. At the same time, Zinong’s projects have also been reported multiple times by the media including China Central Television (CCTV) and Fujian Daily. Their works are also highly valued by the government in Fujian Province.