NZCFS Project Updates

China Earthquake Appeal

We have all been shocked and moved by the images of the damage on the earthquake with its epicentre in Sichuan. At the NZCFS National Conference held 16-18th May 2008 an appeal was launched to assist the people affected by the earthquake. There is great capacity within China to deal with the immediate disaster relief period and the current media attention is eliciting strong … [Read more...]

Sunflower Seed Training in Shanglin County (2007)

NZCFS supported a project to provide training in sunflower production as a way to increase poor rural people's income in Shanglin County, Guangxi. Sunflowers are grown in the winter between rice crops. The seed is sold for either eating or oil production, and the stalk is used as organic fertilizer, or as feed for water buffalo or in fish farming. Before the project … [Read more...]

First Recipient, 2006 – Wei Yunjie

Wei Yunjie was the first recipient of the He Ming Qing scholarship. She was born in 1986 and comes from Chuang Shang Village in Huanjiang County southwest of Guilin. Wei Yunjie is Maonan, one of the smaller ethnic groups in China with approximately 90,000 mostly living in Guangxi. Huanjiang is the only Maonan Autonomous County in China. Wei Yunjie says she wants to be a nurse … [Read more...]

2005 Scholarships presented to Shandan Bailie students

2005 NZCFS Silk Road tour leader, Royden Smith, presenting scholarships on September 10 to two very deserving Shandan students to enable them to continue their studies. The recipients were Ye Ying and Wang AiXu. The criteria for the scholarships as stipulated by the NZCFS were: The successful applicant will be undertaking a course of study in rural studies, which may … [Read more...]

1996 – 2005 Kathleen Hall Scholars

He Ming Qing (Kathleen Hall) Memorial Scholarship From 1996-2005 the NZ-China Friendship Society Inc. in association with N.Z. Nurses Organisation Inc. awarded the Kathleen Hall Centennial Memorial Scholarship to provide an award of $1,500, later raised to $3,000, for a New Zealand Registered Nurse to undertake graduate study in an area of nursing in the community. Past … [Read more...]

Micro Credit Project in Shangling County (2005)

Micro credit projects operate by providing small loans with no interest or at low rates to people who have no assets and find it difficult to borrow money. The Guangxi Women's Federation (GWF) has a long term project to introduce micro-credit for women farmers. They have found that when they provide small loans in conjunction with training, the success of the project is greatly … [Read more...]

Guangxi Projects Update – October 2003

The agricultural training project in Sanzhiyang village was completed earlier in the year. Overall 200 women attended a week long course in chicken production and another 200 in growing vegetables, organized by the County Women’s Federation with agronomists and a vet from the local Agriculture Ministry taking the courses. The Women’s Federation in the final report list … [Read more...]

Guangxi Projects – November 2002 Update

The first project in Sanzhiyang village is well underway. The aim is to increase the income of women farmers by improving their technical skills in vegetable production and chicken raising.This is being done by holding five week long training sessions for 40 people at a time in the small villages of Longying and Shangyang. A total of 400 women will attend over a six month … [Read more...]

Visit to Darfield High School – 5 November 2000

Principal Alison Rosanowski welcomes Rewi Alley Scholar Peng Dongjun and National President Bill Willmott to Darfield High School, sister school of the Shandan Bailie School, 5 November 2000. . . . . . . . … [Read more...]

New Woodworking Shop at Shandan Bailie School

A new woodworking shop has been set up in the old refectory. The power tools were bought and installed by Duan Zhaobing and Fred Irvine, woodwork teacher from Hamilton. Now 16 full-time and 25 part-time students are studying woodwork at SBS. … [Read more...]