University of Macau’s Visit to Guizhou, China

University of Macau volunteering in China

According to UNICEF and WHO around 1,000 children in China die from hygiene related illness every day. A harrowing statistic and one we would like to see change. Last month students from the University of Macau gave out bars of our soap. This was part of Henry Fok Pearl Jubilee College’s Service Learning Project in Guizhou, China.

500 children aged between 6-13 years received bars of our soap along with hygiene education. These children live in remote mountain areas.  Most of the families in this area work in the rice paddy fields that form the fascinating landscape of this southwestern China province. 

With no access to public transportation, some children have to walk up to 2 hours each way to schools which can be dirty and muddy. That’s why good hygiene is essential to help these children stay clean and healthy. In turn keeping them in school. We were happy to hear from the school that the attendance rate is averaging at 88%.

據聯合國兒童基金會和世界衛生組織統計,中國每天約有1000名兒童死於與衛生有關的疾病,這些數字實在令人痛心,我們希望能幫助改善此情況。上個月,澳門大學的學生們到中國貴州探訪並分發環保香皂,這是Henry Fok Pearl Jubilee College在中國貴州的服務學習項目的一部分。