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Yao travels long and far to a school his Foundation built

November 1st, 2011
by John

Raymond reports in the forum that a few days ago Yao flew from Shanghai to the scenic tourist city of Lijiang in the Yunnan province, then took a 4-5 hour car ride to Ninglang county to visit one of the primary schools built by his foundation.

October 27th, 2011 - Yao Ming in Ninglang county

The ride was fairly bumpy, and the Volkswagen van he rode in was too small such that every hour or so, the car would have to pull over and stop so Yao could stretch his legs.

October 27th, 2010 - Yao Ming takes a van to Ninglang county

During one part of the trip, the road was blocked for repair and maintenance, so Yao got out of the van to negotiate with the workers to allow the car to drive through.

Once Yao arrived at the school, he was greeted by a large throng of students and faculty.

October 27th, 2011 - Yao Ming at a primary school in Ninglang county

October 27th, 2011 - Yao Ming at a primary school in Ninglang county

This is the 7th school that has been built by the Yao Foundation, with six more scheduled to be built. Click here for more photos of Yao at the school.

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