Cheng Yu Tung College (CYTC) embarked on its second service-learning initiative in Xiushui County, Jiangxi Province. Fourteen students from CYTC, led by Resident Fellow Ms. Diane Lu, visited Yusheng Jinrong No.2 Primary School and Shangkou Town Central Primary School to carry out volunteer teaching activities. They also visited local historical sites such as the Autumn Harvest Uprising Memorial Hall and Ningzhou Old Town to understand patriotic and cultural values.

In 2023, the Macau Special Administrative Region Government and the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government engaged in the National Rural Revitalization Plan, selecting Xiushui County in Jiangxi Province as a focal point for rural development. Following the governmental initiatives, CYTC extended its engagement by expanding its reach to a second school. From May 26 to June 6, the team conducted service-learning programs at Yusheng Jinrong No.2 Primary School and Shangkou Town Central Primary School, catering to approximately 330 students in grades three to five. The teaching themes included art, physical education, and promoting a healthy lifestyle. Additionally, workshops on anti-bullying and self-protection were conducted, enhancing students’ overall well-being. Noteworthy activities like the “Adventure Training” in physical education aimed at unlocking individual potential and fostering team spirit were highlights of this initiative. Apart from teaching, the team organized a campus carnival on May 31st at Yusheng Jinrong No.2 Primary School, and they engaged in recreational activities and performed on stage in the Shangkou Town Central Primary School, adding to the festive spirit of the Children’s Day event.

During their visit, the team explored the Autumn Harvest Uprising Memorial Hall, an educational site promoting patriotism and revolutionary traditions. Recognized as a patriotic education demonstration site and one of Jiangxi Province’s “Top 10 Red Attractions,” the memorial hall provided valuable insights into the historical significance of Xiushui County, deepening the team’s connection with the local culture and heritage.