Two Students from Confucius Institute Awarded “The President's Award-Kenya Gold Standard Certificate” by H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta
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Fri, 2016-07-22 15:26

Two students from Confucius Institute, Joe Vincent and Otieno Fredrick Okoth, were awarded “The President's Award-Kenya Gold Standard Certificate” by H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta on the 22nd of July, 2016 at the State House, Nairobi.

The President’s Award Kenya is member of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Association. Kenya is one among over 120 countries participating in the program. The program was founded by his Royal Highness, Prince Phillip in 1956 and Kenya joined in 1966 where it was launched by our first president His Excellency Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. This program aims at impacting life skills to young people, so as to make a difference in their lives and the world they live in.

Back in October 2013, Joe and Fredrick started studying Chinese Language at Confucius Institute, University of Nairobi. Later on, in January 2014, they joined The President's Award - Kenya Program as direct Gold participants, which would take 2 years to complete. The President's Award - Kenya Program has three pillars: skill, service and physical recreation. Therefore, they both decided to select Chinese Language to be their 'Skill' which would seriously study during the Program due to their great interest in the language. They successfully completed their Gold Level in July 2015 which was around the same time they were awarded a 6 month scholarship by the Confucius Institute to study Chinese Language and culture in Tianjin Normal University in China from September 2015 and their Chinese greatly improved, so on coming back to Kenya they got a chance to work as translators for Chinese Companies here in Kenya. 

The Gold Standard Certificates they received were greatly inspired by their passionate pursuit of Chinese Language which gave them many opportunities to grow and even acquire good jobs. 


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Sat, 2019-08-31 15:26