Confucius Institute at University of Nairobi Held a Chinese Culture Day at Africana College of Professionals
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Sun, 2017-09-17 21:59

September 17th, the Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, held a Chinese Cultural Day at Africana College of Professionals. This is the first culture experience event held by the Confucius Institute at Africana College of Professionals, which opened a new journey of cooperation with the college.

Ms. Susan Wangui Gitau, head of Africana College of Professionals, first introduced the content and purpose of the event. “Culture is the best way to promote mutual understanding, and we are grateful for this kind of cultural experience,” said Susan. “Chinese culture has brought new ideas for Kenya's development, which is exactly what we need. This is our first time cooperating with Confucius Institute at University of Nairobi and we believe this won’t be the last one.” Then, Susan invited Prof. Guo Hong, the director Confucius Institute University of Nairobi to speak. Prof. Guo gave a brief introduction to the Confucius institute at the University of Nairobi, saying that as the first Confucius institute in Kenya and the second in Africa, we have the responsibility to help more teaching institutions to set up Chinese courses and promote Chinese culture deepening the mutual understanding and communication between the two countries through cultural activities.

Then, the host of this event----the Administrator of Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi, Martha Lankisa, started the program with entertainment from the the volunteer teachers from Confucius institute who gave a Chinese traditional dance “A State of Ceremonies”, then a student three students from Confucius Anthony gave a Kongfu performance, Dai Qian danced “Cai Wei”,  and the champion of Chinese bridge----Zhang Meiling sang two Chinese folk song “I love you, the snow in Northern Frontier.” and” On The Hope Field”

After the entertainment we moved to experiencing the Chinese Culture in five different areas where the host introduced the activities and what is expected in each activity then invited the students and the teachers to participate. The areas included; paper cutting, Beijing opera mask----painting, calligraphy, learning greeting words and carry beans using chopsticks. At the end of the activities, all the students had gone through all the stands and experienced the culture and had fun at the same time.

 

The event was topped up by a local folk song " jambo" was taught to be sang in Chinese by Zhong Anle, who is the master graduated from Tianjin normal university.

 

 

In the melodious singing, the activity was close to the end.

The Confucius institute at the University of Nairobi will not stop the pace of Chinese culture; the institution will also work with more local schools to open Chinese courses, hold various Chinese cultural events, meet the growing demand for Chinese learning in Kenya and contribute to the rapid development of the relevant friendship.

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