2020 Chinaway 项目将在四川都江堰、雅安、河北蔚县进行。
Locations will be at Dujianyan, Ya‘an, and Yuxian of China.
Nuanquan Ancient Town is an underdeveloped town located in the western part of Yuxian County, Hebei Province. However, it is rich in history and culture, now a national tourist attraction. The ancient town is named "warm spring" because it has spring water that stays the same temperature throughout the year. The ancient town of Nuanquan was founded in the Yuan Dynasty and developed during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The town has a long history and is famous for its springs, markets,buildings and folk culture. The castles, dwellings, opera buildings, paper-cutting art, lunar new year customs, fires, tree flowers, mountain climbing, shadow play, and WeizhouYangge (a folk dance) have all been listed as national and provincial cultural heritages.
Nuanquan Central School, there are 955 students (including 247 boarding students) and 28 classes in the Yuxian Nuanquan Town Central School. The school’s motto is "Let every student be happy while learning and experience personal growth”, and promotes the goal of “cultivating all-round talents, professional skills, creating a balanced environment, and continuing to improve”, and follow “order, integrity, research, quality”. They have formed a "dedicated, loving, guided and honest" teaching style and believe in learning through "independent work and mutual collaboration, and self-motivation".The school strictly implements the national curriculum standards, provides comprehensive courses, strives to improve the students’ weak subject - English, and teaches about the rich culture by creating a class, "China's famous historical and cultural town-warm spring (Nuanquan)".
DuJiangYan City is located on the MinJiang River, 60 kilometers northwest of Chengdu City, Sichuan Province. It was named after the famous irrigation system that was built in the late Qin (about 256 BC to 251 BC). The city covers an area of 1,208 square kilometers and includes 13 towns, 5 urban communities, 1 township, 1 provincial economic and technological development zone, 69 urban communities and 187 rural communities. We will teach in both urban schools and rural schools, and provide opportunities for debate training and competition for DuJiangYan High School. Besides teaching at the schools, we may also organize events for children of different grades in the community centers, visit the DuJiangYan Dam and the ancient city, volunteer at the Panda Base where we can get close to pandas.
Ya'An is located on the western edge of the Sichuan Basin, upstream of Yangtze River, more than 140 kilometers away from Chengdu. It was once the capital of XiKang Province and is known as the “Tibet Gateway” and “National Corridor”. Ya'An is a poor county in Sichuan because it is located in the mountains. Ya'an includes 2 urban areas (Yucheng District, MingShan District), 6 counties (YinJing County, HanYuan County, ShiMian County, TianQuan County, Lushan County, BaoXing County), covering an area of 15,314 square kilometers. We work mainly in schools on the outskirts of Ya'An, as well as the Youth Activity Center. Besides spoken English and American culture, we will organize a variety of extra courses such as literature, science, and art & crafts in the Youth Activity Center. In addition to teaching, there are other activities. We will visit BiFeng Gorge, Tibetan Tea Village and other attractions, exchange at Ya'An Agricultural University, volunteer at the Panda Base where we can get close to pandas.