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Kathleen Hall Memorial Scholarship

Kathleen Hall was a New Zealand missionary nurse in China who worked in poor rural areas under extremely difficult conditions, and trained local nurses to work alongside her. She was also swept up in the war against Japan. Not only did she nurse the sick and wounded, but time and time again she smuggled medical supplies through the Japanese lines to Dr. Norman Bethune, the Canadian surgeon who was in charge of medical services for the Chinese 8th Route Army…

 

NZCFS Projects in Northwest China

NZCFS have delivered a range of projects in the NW of China. They all started in Shandan, situated in the Hexi Corridor, Gansu. Shandan is situated in the Hexi Corridor, Gansu. NZCFS has a long standing friendship with the Shandan Bailie School through the work of Rewi Alley and with the Gung Ho Co-operatives of Shandan…

 

NZCFS Projects in Guangxi

NZCFS has been working for several years in Dongshan Village, four hours drive north of Guilin. Dongshan is a Yao area with  women at home farming while men go to the cities to work. Many people do not speak Mandarin Chinese and extension staff do not speak Yao, so the project targeted 400 women and encouraged them to pass on the knowledge and skills they gained to their neighbours…

 

 

Shandan Bailie School

Shandan Bailie School - 1987When their school in Shaanxi Province was threatened by the Japanese advance, Rewi and George Hogg, plus the 60 or so students packed up and trekked to the old derelict city of Shandan on the edge of the Gobi Desert. There Rewi rented some old temples and turned them into classrooms and workships, and appointed George Hogg as headmaster. From the beginning the school was helped by New Zealand friends, who later formed the New Zealand China Friendship Society…

 

 

Gung Ho Co-operatives

The Gung Ho movement has a long history. In 1938, Rewi Alley, Peg and Edgar Snow, and some other friends in Shanghai together set up an International Committee for the Promotion of Chinese Industrial Cooperatives. At that time, the Japanese invaders had already captured most of China’s industrial cities and looked to occupy all of China in the near future…

 

 

Rewi Alley Friendship and Exchange Fund

One of China’s most senior politicians announced in May, 2012, a one million RMB (NZ$200,000) contribution from China to promote educational, cultural and arts exchanges between China and New Zealand. This is to be made available over a five year period…