Since 2009, Shangri-La Hotel, Changchun has partnered with the Xinjia Village Primary School to give back to its community and support underprivileged students. Through the partnership, the hotel has supported the school with volunteer efforts, fundraising initiatives, a campus rebuild, a new water system, a new student canteen, English language classes, and more.
On October 23, Shangri-La Hotel, Changchun decided to bring the partnership home by inviting 10 students from the school to experience a day of fun and learning at the hotel.
The children started the day with a stop in the hotel kitchen, where the chef led a cooking class and made cookies with the children.
The children then took a tour of the hotel with a special stop at the Horizon Club Lounge, where they looked at the city of Changchun and its memorable cityscape through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
At noon, the children visited Shen Café to try the buffet lunch and learn about Western dining etiquette.
After lunch, the children left the hotel with cookies to take home as well as bilingual books in English and Chinese, which were gifted from the hotel.
The day wasn’t over after the children left the hotel. In the afternoon, colleagues took the children to Jilin Province Library, the largest library in the province with five million books. The children enjoyed a tour of the library followed by a reading session in the comfortable reading area.
Congratulations to the hotel on a successful day of learning. We hope the EMBRACE partnership continues to grow and benefit the children.