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Dapu Director He Le Na
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Dapu Dounty Social Welfare Institute

If you have photos or information about this orphanage, please e-mail them to us. View the DianBai orphanage page to see an example of the type of information we're looking for. We will put the information you provide on this page to assist other families. We are particularly interested in orphanage photos (current and previous), director photo with name and tenure information, and any miscellaneous information. We appreciate your help in making this project worthwhile to adoption families.

orphanage Description:

Misc. Information:
Dapu County is part of Meizhou City, located in the north-east section of Guangdong Province. Located to the far eastern part of Meizhou City, it borders Guangdong and Fujian Provinces.

Meizhou is considered the center for standard Hakka dialect. Hakkas are a unique ethnic group of Han Chinese originally from around the Yellow River area, who later migrated south to avoid the chaos of war centuries ago. Due to hostility towards the new immigrants, many were forced into the mountainous regions of Guangdong. The migratory tradition has continued with the redistribution of Hakka people to the most remote parts of the world. Many people in Meizhou emigrated during the last century to earn money for their families, with some returning to build their hometowns. Many buildings are named after famous people in Meizhou, built by returning Hakkas.

As a mountainous area, Meizhou has many beautiful natural scenes and good air quality. Many visitors come to the Yannanfei Tea Garden to climb the mountain. On the mountain, the eyes are treated to a feast of greenery, and visitors feel as if "walking among the clouds". Here, one cannot avoid the flavour of the tea. Hakka folk music is also a feature of the area. The folk songs sing of the Hakka people, their passion for their hometown, and of love. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meizhou)

Director:
The Dapu Director is He Le Na, pictured at right.

Adoption Stats:
2000 -- 25
2001 -- 26
2002 -- 4
2003 -- 18
2004 -- 24
2005 -- 13
2006 -- 1
2007 -- 2

Available from Research-China:
Finding Ads - Finding ads are published by the orphanage as the first step for international adoption. The photos used in the ads pre-date a child's referral photo by several months. Additionally, information contained in the ads is very valuable to adoptive families, especially those who have not traveled yet.

Orphanage Data Book - We offer adoptive families the opportunity to obtain all finding ad data for their child's orphanage as early as 1999 (date varies by orphanage), compiled and organized into a beautiful, 6"x9" hardbound book.

Address:
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Related Links:
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