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By NewsChina Updated May.1

Li Yang and Anton Lustig stand with Jingpo children under a big Banyan tree

The warm glow from Prop Roots creates a peaceful feeling at night

Children participate in an activity at night

Children play games during an English Camp at the center

Boys from Prop Roots perform in their breakdance crew Unique Boys during the China leg of global breakdance competition Battle of the Year, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, May 3, 2017

Volunteer Sun Nongyang teaches local children hip-hop dance steps

Children use colorful thick thread to stitch the name “Prop Roots” on a blackboard. Now the board hangs in front of the center

Li and Lustig

Li discusses her design with builders on the site of the center in 2011

Three young Jingpo men, who received training at Prop Roots when they were boys, work as professional chefs in a nearby city. They often return home to cook for fellow villagers