Shangri-La Hotel, Wuhan, believes that children are in the best position to learn and excel when they are well-nourished and cared for. In 2009, the hotel used its culinary skills, construction expertise and food safety capabilities to build a Love Kitchen for the loving children with learning disabilities of the Wuhan Caring Rehabilitation Centre.
The Love Kitchen aims to provide the children with simple, healthy meals for that are carefully crafted by the hotel’s able chefs. It doubles up as a learning hub for the Centre’s workers, who shadow the hotel chefs and learn simple culinary skills.15% of the hotel staff are regular volunteers who fix water sources, electric devices and improve on drainage and classroom environment.
Over the next ten years, the hotel aims to get 10-15% of the children eligible for normal schooling, increasing their capacity for independence.