Yan Kou Primary School is a rural school located in the mountainous region of Yan Kou Village, Gong Cheng Yao Autonomous County, Guilin. The school is attended by 212 students who come from underprivileged families unable to enjoy basic things such as shoes, which the students badly need in order to walk seven miles to and from school every day.
In September 2010, the hotel commenced infrastructure improvement projects such as repainting of classrooms, setting up of multi-media classroom, enhancing facilities such as the students’ canteen, toilets, and paving of the main road. The project was concluded in May 2011.
"We sincerely thank Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin for your great support extended to the education of Yao Autonomous County. As a principal of a rural primary school, I am very proud that our students have always been striving to excel and it is always my dream to improve the conditions of the school. Thank you very much for making our dreams come true.