The event has been held for sixteen consecutive years to raise funds to build schools in the mountain areas of China.
In October 1999, a group of volunteers coalesced their efforts to serve the community by helping children. United Hearts Youth Foundation was officially registered as an NGO in 2000 with an objective to provide the children in Hong Kong and rural China with more learning opportunities and better school environment.
Since then, United Heart’s visiting team has been exploring suitable sites in the rural areas to build schools. They witnessed the establishment of the schools in Hunan and Guizhou in May 2001 and attended the inaugural school ceremonies. Until now, schools are built every year to provide more opportunities for the children, especially those living in distant areas, to receive education in nearby schools and shorten their commuting time.
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