On December 11th, the New Zealand Chinese Education Foundation and the Confucius Institute in Auckland, New Zealand organized 20 college students and 3 teachers at the Confucius Institute in Auckland, Dean Yao Zaiyu, Confucius Institute at Fudan University and the School of International Education at Kaili College. Arranged and led to the Taijiang County National Middle School to carry out a one-day educational exchange program of “New China Sinology Cultural Exchange”.
At the meeting, President Chen Liqun of Taijiang County National Middle School gave a welcome speech. Steven New Zealand Middle School Winter Camp Leader and Dean Yao Zaiyu from Auckland Confucius Institute in New Zealand gave speeches respectively. The students of Taijiang Minzhong, Xiong Wenzhao and Ma Tianxiang, respectively In Chinese and English, the representative of the New Zealand middle school winter camp student Hunter Peden also made a speech and won the applause of the venue. Yang Hao, deputy director of the United Front Work Department of Taijiang County Committee, and Wang Angang, deputy director of the Education and Technology Bureau of Taijiang County attended the meeting.
After dining in the Taijiang Minzhong canteen, New Zealand teachers and students visited the Taijiang Minzhong School History Exhibition Room to learn about the development history and campus culture of the people. Later, New Zealand teachers and students accompanied the teachers and students of Taijiang Minzhong to study Chinese calligraphy in the school art building. The school art teacher gave a New Zealand student a calligraphy class, which inspired New Zealand students to learn Chinese calligraphy. They took The brushed pens practiced calligraphy, learned to write “Yong” characters and wrote their Chinese names, etc. The students from both sides worked together on a calligraphy work “Friendship forever.”
After the study of calligraphy, the students of both sides conducted art and cultural exchange activities in the dance studio. Under the leadership of teachers and students of Taijiang Minzhong, the students of the two countries jointly danced against the inspiration, and also sang and introduced their national geography and culture. During the language exchange activities, the students from both countries communicated face to face in Chinese and English, exchanged the feelings of the event, and promoted the exchange of learning and culture between the two languages. The students of the two countries also exchanged gifts and other gifts to express the friendship between the two countries.
It is reported that the New Zealand Chinese Education Foundation was established in 2006, focusing on funding and library construction for schools and students in poor areas of China. From the beginning of its establishment, the “one-on-one” poverty student donation project has continued in recent years. This development, together with the Confucius Institute in Auckland, aims to further extend the charitable activities of aided education to New Zealand, where the Foundation will be located, to make the Foundation an international one in order to support and support the education of students in poor areas of China. On the basis of the focus, develop a non-profit platform for education exchanges between New Zealand and China. Since 2016, the Foundation has funded 30 students from Taijiang Minzhong. The New Zealand Middle School Winter Camp leader Steven and Yao Zaiyu, Dean of the Confucius Institute in Auckland, New Zealand, said that he hopes that the cultural exchanges between the two countries will continue to deepen and will actively strive for the project to let Taijiang people and middle school students also go to New Zealand to study and conduct cultural exchange activities to expand students’ international horizons and help them establish a great future. Ideal, determined to be talented.