The Hermann Gmeiner Vocational School
is situated in Qiqihar
, a city in Heilongjiang
Province, in the Northeast of China
. Since its founding in 1996 the school focuses on two main learning fields: On the one hand on natural science and practical learning contents such as handcraft; on the other hand on language-teaching, especially on English lessons. It is named after Austrian philanthropist Hermann Gmeiner
It is a vocational school according to the Western model. But its pedagogical principle places emphasis on social values because the school is connected to the local SOS Children's Village whose inhabitants have the possibility of free education.