Green and solidarity tourism
Yunnan Roads supports 3 local NGOs in China. We donate 1 € per traveler to each of the 3 associations below, for each of the circuits we organize in China.
From 2010 to 2015, 24755 € were donated to these 3 associations, these actions are still ongoing.
In many mountain villages in southern China, peasants from ethnic minorities live in extreme poverty. In addition to the often precarious living conditions, the existing education systems are generally insufficient: lack of financial means, qualified teachers, school supplies and adapted premises, cost of schooling too high. Without education, it is impossible for children to integrate into the local and global economic system. It is therefore necessary to give each child a quality education and to establish the sound material basis for his or her development.
There are different grassroots associations working on the same problem in different regions (all in the south of China). By sending a financial contribution to the projects supported by these associations, we can help the local people and their children together.
Couleurs de Chine – Sponsorship in Guangxi
The association has been sponsoring ethnic minority children since 1998, mainly girls, who are the main victims of the high cost of schooling in northern Guangxi province. In 2016, 5,000 children have access to education thanks to sponsors who help them throughout their schooling by paying 60 euros per year for primary education and a little more for higher education: college, high school, university. In 1997, Françoise Grenot-Wang, founder of the association, worked in the region of the Miao Great Mountains in Guangxi, as interpreter of a team of Médecins sans Frontières. As part of this work, she was moved by the difficulties of schooling girls. She died on December 9, 2008 in the fire of her Danian home in China.
Lab Dra Khampa – Help for Tibetan Children of Kham, Sichuan
In Tibetan, Lab Dra means “school” and Khampa are the inhabitants of the Kham region of western Sichuan. Lab Dra Khampa operates on the basis of volunteerism and volunteerism and all the funds collected are used to finance the projects of the “Dzongsar” program. The Dzongsar region is located in the Tibetan part of Sichuan Province on the border of Tibet. The main challenges of the Dzongsar program are:
– Give the children sufficient education to manage themselves the future structures of the local economic system of tomorrow,
– Educate children and the community to the basic rules of hygiene and the preservation of the environment,
– Implement the structures necessary for the preservation and self-management of the environment and the maintenance of a healthy environment.
Enfants du Mékong – North Yunnan
Children of the Mekong supports the construction of a hundred development projects per year (schools, wells …) and manages 10 centers and 78 homes in 7 Asian countries: Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Philippines, Cambodia, Burma and China. In March 2008, the first sponsorship program was opened in a district in the extreme north-west of Yunnan, on the Tibetan-Burmese borders. The sponsorship formula gives a godson access to education, allowing him to take the road to school every morning and not to work in the rice field or on the landfill. Sponsorship also makes it possible to concretely improve one’s life and that of one’s family. A sponsored child is educated, fed and dressed.
Traveling is a polluting activity, and causes every year ecological damage, whether by creating waste, CO2 emissions, or non-respect of fauna and flora by tourists.
Since our beginnings in 2006, each welcomed traveler generates the planting of a tree, in partnership with the operation “Plant for the Planet” of the Yves Rocher Foundation – Institut de France. Since 2006, our travelers, throughout the Asian Roads business in Asia, have planted 14200 trees worldwide, contributing to the balance of the planet.
Why plant trees?
Forests play multiple roles: climate regulation, contribution to the water cycle, protection and maintenance of soil quality, living areas of multiple plant and animal species, a reservoir of rich and valuable biodiversity but still a source of biodiversity. food and building materials for men. Thus, forests through their multiple interactions ensure a fundamental role in the major balances of the planet.