“Although our visit time in each school was very limited, we tried our best to know more about them - their living condition, study in school, hobbies and dreams,” says Mengzhiyuan, after visiting 308 disadvantaged students from underdeveloped areas.
From January 9 to January 14, the annual Winter Conference of Amity’s international exchange and education department took place in Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province. Overseas volunteers and long-term teachers gathered to exchange and share their experiences of their service in China.
On December 7, 2016, two rural development and management experts presented evaluation results of Amity's Water Resource and Community Development Projects in Hunan during a workshop for project partners and community representatives.
On the evening of January 3, the Amity Foundation Hong Kong office, hosted a charity gala dinner and music evening. More than 170 guests, volunteers, dignitaries, long-time Amity supporters and staff attended the festivities to support the Amity Foundation’s work for people in need.
On December 30, 2016, the first Board Meeting of the third elected Board of the Amity Foundation was held in Nanjing. The meeting was attended by 30 persons, including provincial government officials.