Banyan Tree Lijiang actively carries out a variety of programs on poverty alleviation. They support the Lijiang Orphan School and Yulong Wen Hai Primary School, which serve a total of 800 children from the ages of six through thirteen years old.
In addition, Banyan Tree Lijiang also chooses a handful of local students to offer financial scholarships to for their middle to high school education, or for college education at Yunnan University.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Pencils and Pens
(Chinese) *Dictionaries and *Encyclopedias
Laminated Wall Charts:
*(Chinese) World Maps
*(Chinese) Age-Appropriate Story Books, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Hesperian Health Guides:
(English) Community Guide to Environmental Health
Craft Scissors, Fashion Magazines, Watercolor Paints and Brushes
Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, and Soccer Balls
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids
Rulers, Scissors, and Staplers
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Cups, and Plates, Pots, and Serving Spoons
Books about Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hand Forks, Small Pruning Shears, and Trowels
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.