Project information

Project Dengke

To support, help and encourage very needy Tibetan and Chinese people affected by poverty and/or earthquake etc. in a mountainous remote area of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture , Sichuan Province, China.

February 2011 - December 2016

Charity information: The Care and Share Foundation

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  • Need


    Extreme poverty and harsh conditions lead to lack, or very limited, basic healthcare, housing, education, sanitation, training in basics skills etc.


    By further developing a strategically located "Friendship Centre" where volunteers and collaborate with local friends and officials to meet those on need.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To help locals replenish livestock list lost due to extreme weather conditions


    » A Team of specialists will work with local government to identify and meet the needs of two chosen local small villages

    What success will look like

    Success will be when the supply of livestock leads to breeding and the recipients then supply animals to other families in need.

    Aim 2

    To introduce healthcare benefits to those most in need


    » Supply special water filtration kits
    » Supply toilets and demonstrate how to build them on a self help basis

    What success will look like

    Success will be the successful introduction and ongoing use of the filtration units and the sanitation improvements etc

    Aim 3

    To demonstrate how to deal with waste materials


    » To build and demonstrate a simple waste treatment plant based on the "DeMonfort" Model.
    » Train local people to build their own as needed.

    What success will look like

    Success will be when the "DeMonfort" incinerator is up and running and other villages replicate the simple technology for themselves.

    Aim 4

    To support children and older people made homeless by local earthquake or harsh weather conditions.


    » To discuss with local officials the setting up of an orphanage and old folks support centre
    » To provide training and support in business skills, computing, English, healthcare etc.

    What success will look like

    Success will when the ongoing training courses and other support measures etc. are flourishing and making a real difference to peoples lives.

  • Impact


    Both young and old will benefit from a radical improvement in their everyday lives. The old will be more healthy and living in better conditions and the young will have better chance to build on the training they receive and go on to further education or run successful local businesses. This will be demonstrated by keeping careful records and reviews of the steady progress made.


    The weather and local conditions can always slow things down (but never stop the Project - as our past record shows). Also due to the sensitive Tibetan/Chinese area in which we serve, changes in local officials can also slow things down but because we always work within the law and seek to obtain permissions through proper channels this has never caused permanent problems.


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  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £70,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,000 Livestock Replacement Obtain pigs and yaks etc, delivering them, building pens, ensuring ongoing sharing of resourcess
      £20,000 Training Centre Resourcing Centre WRT be
      £15,000 Healthcare Filters, waste disposal, sanitation projects etc
      £25,000 Transport Hiring/obtaining local transport orphans/patients/staff etc (Centre extremely remote)
  • Background


    The township of Dengke in the extreme west of Sichuan Province China in a Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.


    The local poor and needy people (including both young and old, orphans and those with families) . Those who will benefit most will be the poorest and those with extreme illnesses such as leprosy or stomach worms. Basically we trying to help people to help themselves in a sustainable way.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Because no other Charity is within 500 miles of our Project and we have a proven track record stretching back 20 years of service to the local people see:

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Professor Mel Richardson MBE

    Originator, leader and project chairman

    Glyn Davies

    Administration and Deputy to the Project Leader

    Val Thomson

    Healthcare and physiotherapy specialist

    Dr David Vernon

    Team doctor and medical leader.

Project Dengke in Action


food and training one child per year

"...enthralling story of courage, adventure, and commitment..."

Sir Cliff Richard OBE