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IN THE COMMUNITY
Centre for Sichuan quake victims
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IN THE COMMUNITY


In 2013, the Ya'an earthquake struck Sichuan Province, about 120 km from Chengdu. In the quake's aftermath, Swire Properties committed a donation of RMB2 million to help residents of the disaster area. To maximise the impact of the donation, Swire Properties formed a partnership with the China Children and Teenagers' Fund to establish a community centre in the affected area. After nearly four years of intensive work, involving site selection, design and construction, the community centre opened its doors on 28th March this year. Comprising three standalone, single-storey buildings, the centre houses a workshop, a library and a classroom, providing venues for a variety of community and volunteer activities. In May, the initiative was named winner in the "Integration" category of the CSR awards, which are organised annually by the British Chamber of Commerce in China and AmCham China.



Centre for Sichuan quake victims
The community centre was constructed in a sustainable manner, using locally abundant bamboo and local labour.

Centre for Sichuan quake victims
Centre for Sichuan quake victims
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