Hope School in China

 

GIVING BACK

Orchard is proud to be the sponsor of a Hope School in China. The Hope School Project is an initiative that builds schools in poor remote areas of the country. Through sponsorship from companies, or individuals, Hope Schools provide education to hundreds of underprivileged children.

In 2006, Orchard began sponsoring a Hope School located near Guiyang in Guizhou Province – one of China's poorest provinces. Most local people make a living by farming. We hired teachers and supplied the school with basic educational necessities, such as pencils, paper and library books.

The Orchard Hope School offers all children an opportunity to learn in a positive environment. Currently, the school has close to 300 students enrolled, studying in grades 1 through 6. The boys and girls range in age from 3 to 17 years. Every dollar that Orchard gives goes directly to the community. A no compromise policy ensures that the money is spent on what is needed most.

On the premise that a child cannot learn on an empty stomach Orchard developed a lunch program. By providing students with at least one protein-rich hot meal per day, our program ensures that each child in the village has their daily nutritional needs met.

Our efforts, school, feed and clothe over 300 junior school children. We employ teachers and kitchen staff. All meat and vegetables are bought locally helping to aid the social and economic well-being of the area.


We are very proud of our contribution to the school and look forward to seeing what the children are able to achieve in the future.


 

See photos of our visit →

See Artwork from the Hope School→

 


 

Give the gift of warmth

Click below to donate! All it takes is $20 to supply a warm coat to the children of the Hope School.