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Marriott delegation gives hope to Tibetan school

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June 15, 2015

Marriott delegation gives hope to Tibetan school

The students had the chance to virtually meet Yao Ming, former basketball player and founder of the Yao Foundation.
The students had the chance to virtually meet Yao Ming, former basketball player and founder of the Yao Foundation.

A delegation from Marriott International and the Yao Foundation traveled to southwest China to visit and celebrate the renovations underway at The Sela Marriott ? Yao Foundation Hope Primary School.

The school is located at 4,000 metres above sea level in Sela village within Daocheng, the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province.

This is the second of the seven school projects supported by Marriott International and the Yao Foundation.

Marriott International?s cash and in-kind contributions toward the reconstruction will help support a better study environment for the school?s 180 students.

The 37-person delegation included senior executives and associates of Marriott International, representatives of the China Youth Development Foundation and the Yao Foundation as well as key media.

The infrastructure of the school has been challenged by resource scarcity, its remote location and the physical environment.

The school?s students are from the families of farmers or herdsmen who live nearby, and are mostly Tibetan Minority.

In the computer lab, the students had the chance to virtually meet Yao Ming, former basketball player and founder of the Yao Foundation, via video conferencing.

?Our collaboration with the Yao Foundation resonates with the core values of Marriott International that have sustained our company for more than eight decades ? We open doors to a world of opportunity,??said Simon Cooper, president and managing director of Marriott International Asia Pacific.

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