A Unique Service-Learning Program: LOHO Village in Sichuan

A Unique Service-Learning
Program: LOHO Village in Sichuan
Introduction of LOHO Village
 Located in DapingVillage,
Pengzhou, Tongji Town with
more than three hundred
farmers, seated 1,600 meters
above sea level.
 The Global Village of Beijing
 Funded by “China Red Cross
Foundation” and “One
LOHO: Life Of HarmOny
 乐和住宅: 生态人居为主题的低碳环境管理
LOHO Housing: Low-Carbon Environment Management based on the Eco-Housing
 乐和生计: 以生态产业为主体的低碳经济发展
LOHO Livehood: Low-Carbon Economic Developments Mainly on Eco-Industry
 乐和养生: 以治未病为主导的低碳保健养生
LOHO Health Care: Low-Carbon Health Care mainly on Disease Prevention before It
 乐和生态伦理: 以敬天惜物为内涵的低碳伦理教育
LOHO Ecology and Ethics: Low-Carbon Ethics Education based on the thought of
"Respect Nature and Cherish Life"
 乐和治理: 以互惠共生为特质的低碳社会建制
LOHO Governance: Low-carbon Social Structure Based on the Characteristics of
Program Objectives
•To experience, study and understand a new model of rural development
in Sichuan, China after the earthquake
•To Investigate how sustainable development can be implemented
towards healthy living, farming agriculture, community industry and
Chinese culture in the village
•To rethink co-relation between environment, self and community
sustainable life through the LOHO Model and daily practice
• To learn about Farming, Health, Environmental Protection, Community
Management, and Industry Design in the Village.
•To learn the “ecological civilization” model through on-site servicelearning and to digest and apply ecological civilization knowledge and
spiritual cultural transfer in Hong Kong and your countries.
Survey Topics
The 2 weeks Service-Learning study tour in Sichuan will cover the following
5 aspects related to the 4 major topics in SLSI or your S-L practicum in HK
1.Farming & Agriculture Study农事农艺研习 (Active Aging)
2.Health Preservation Study 健康及养生研习(Youth Health )
3.Environmental Consciousness Study环保研习(Waste
4.Community Management Study社区管理研习(All Students)
5.Community Industry Design Study 社区产业设计研习(Social
 LOHO (9/7/2011 – 20/7/2011)
 Talks
 Daily Practices
 Field visits and study
 Tea sharing session(Can Hua Tou參話頭)
 Chengdu (20/7/2011 – 22/7/2011)
 Visit community education system
TOPIC 1: Farming & Agriculture Study
学习内容 Learning Content
1. 农业简史 Agricultural History
2. 种植养殖 Plant breeding
3. 控虫控草 Weed & Pest Control
4. 成本核算 Costing
5. 收获分类 Harvest Category
6. 二十四节气 The seasons (24 solar terms)
TOPIC 2:Health Preservation Study
学习内容 Learning Content
• 易行养生操 Easy Health Exercise
• 食物烹饪与身心健康 Cooking and Health
• 食物与自然 Food and Nature
• 径行与静坐 Village Walk and Meditation
• 茶道与吟诵入门 “Chao Dao” philosophy of Tea
TOPIC 3: Environmental
Consciousness Study环保研习
学习内容 Learning Content
• 环保概论 Environmental Studies
社区污水处理 Community Sewage treatment
社区能源主题调查 Community Energy Survey
社区垃圾分类实践 Community waste separation practice
环保主题茶道会 Environmental Tea Sharing Session
TOPIC 4:Community Management
学习内容 Learning Content
• 小区自治机构成立与运行Establishment and operation of community
self-government bodies
• 走访村委、乡民、生态协会,了解当地的农村社会结构——乐和治
理 Visit the village committee, villagers, ecological councils, to learn
about the rural social structure – Loho Governance
TOPIC 5: Community Industry Design
Study 社区产业设计研习
社区可持续产业设计与分配原则 Sustainable community industry design
and distribution
参观及走访产业 Visit community industry design sites
Role and Tasks
Before the trip:
 Go through the information in logbook, teaching book and website
 Design and plan your research topic, questions, schedule and DOL
 Prepare talent show
 Prepare home visit materials
During the trip:
 Attend all sessions prepared by the tutor in LOHO
 Farming dairy
 Field visit and survey based on your topics
 Presentation
 Talent show
 Daily reflection dairy
After the trip:
 Apply what you have learnt into the S-L practicum and transfer the
knowledge to the community
 Integrate your knowledge for the Report-Back Presentations and other final
Assignment and Evaluation Criteria
The service-learning in Sichuan will make up 15% of your total SLSI grade*
Active participation, Practical ability, critical thinking & creativity
农事日记 Farming Diary
Essay (or related writing and expression) and presentation
*Please note that there was a printing mistake in your Sichuan logbook and
SLSI student handbook about the grading breakdown! Please update:
Total Participation = 25%
Sichuan Participant = 15%
Practicum Output/Product = 20%
Tips for doing survey in Village
Farming & Agriculture Study农事农艺研习
Active Aging
Health Preservation Study 健康及养生研习
Youth Health
Environmental Consciousness Study环保研习
Waste Management
Community Industry Design Study 社区产业设计
Social Enterprise
Other areas that you want to know
All students
 Villager may not feel comfortable to answer
questionnaire BUT they love to talking to you
 At least 1 person familiar with Putonghua in a group
Tips for doing survey in Village
 When you think of your questions, please make sure they:
 Can enhance your understanding of the topics in HK and Sichuan
 Benefit your S-L practicum in HK
 Relate to your overall SLSI research questions
 Don’t just rely on questions, use your eyes and brain too
 Your questions could be related to the following aspects:
1. How often they use the facilitation in the village
2. How often they are involve in the community
3. How much they know about LOHO’s works in the village
4. To what extend the villager think LOHO’s work benefits their life
5. How they learn the skill or knowledge from LOHO and how well they
practice that in daily life
* You might feel free to discuss the questions with Program coordinators!
TIPS for a wonderful trip
 Be open-minded and flexible as things change every day in
the village
 Take the initiative to learn and try, even in new/difficult
 Respect to the villager’s life style and their culture
 No judgment is need but to explore, understand, feel and
 Throw your perception, stereotype and modern lifestyle;
then it will be a change to refresh your life.
 Be responsible and considerate to everyone you work with
TIPS for a wonderful trip
Be patient while facing challenges and be flexible
Do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions
Have interaction with the mentors: Saya and Yeewen
Keep in touch with your group members and fellow
 Set goals for yourself and make sure to achieve them
 You go to the village is because the villagers are willing to
share their experience and wisdom, not because they need
your help. Please be a polite and active learner, but not a
service provider.
 Have fun!
Last reminders
 Temperature : 20-30 centigrade
 Packing list: towels, slippers, electric torch,
Toothpaste, toothbrush, Bathing utensils, Toilet paper,
Travel adapter plug, Camera and recharger, Mosquito
Repellent, sun block, Water Bottle, Comfortable Tees
and jackets, regular painkillers for stomachache, flu,
headaches, muscle pain, medicine for altitude
sickness, etc.
Flight Schedules
 Hong Kong to Chengdu on 9 July (Saturday)
 Chengdu to Hong Kong on 22 July (Friday)
(Sarah, Junyan, Rita + Carol and Jenny)
 HK-Chengdu KA820 – 10:25-12:55
 Chengdu-HK KA1427 16:30-18:45
(Amy, Chloe, Amber and other students)
 HK-Chengdu CA412 – 11:10-13:45
 Chengdu-HK CA427 – 16:30-18:45
Division of Labour
 Groups:
Amber – Active Ageing
Yeewen, Saya - Youth Health (Facilitated by Amy and
Amy – Social Enterprise
Chloe – Waste Management
Our Mentors
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