Embrace

A lot like family

Shangri-La Hotel, Baotou

As part of the effort to support with Baotou Children’s Welfare Institution, Shangri-La Hotel, Baotou launched the ‘simulative family project’ in May, 2011. Two simulative families have been set up and six children have been assigned their own ‘home’ and have met their own ‘parents’.

The hotel created a humble and nurturing home equipped with modest needs such as the necessary furniture, some electronic equipment and goods for daily use. The ‘parents’ are social workers who have selflessly dedicated their lives to rearing an adopted family

Through this new foster format, the hotel hopes that the children can grow and get accustomed to a somewhat more normal lifestyle with a family they can call their own. Already within the first three months, the six children have enjoyed improvements in physical and mental rehabilitation.