“Happy Chinese Spring Festival and Joy in Nepalese School” Series of Activities Held in Nepal
During the 2011 Chinese New Year, Chinese volunteer teachers organized colorful activities in 6 Nepalese schools, including Chinese food culture festivals, “China day”, gatherings for teachers and studentsas well as entertainment for the gatherings. The schools were decorated with red spring couplets and Chinese knots as well as colorful pictures and lanterns, lending a cheerful and bustling atmosphere to the occasion.
On Jan. 29th, 2011, the first session of the celebrations — a Chinese food culture festival was successfully held at the Valley View English School in Kathmandu. The volunteers made thorough preparations for the event and presented a colorful display of Chinese cuisine and snacks. They also taught the students how to make dumplings. The event raised the curtains for the Spring Festival celebrations.
The school principal delivering a speech at the opening ceremony
School Principals savoring Chinese dishes
The volunteers handing out snacks to guests
Students involved in the competition “Picking-up Beans with Chopsticks”
On Feb. 9th, 2011, a China Day with the theme of “Happy Chinese Spring Festival and Joy in Nepalese School” was held at the Ruby International School in Kathmandu. The Ruby International students showcased Chinese dishes they made themselves and winners were chosen for best dish. Meanwhile, the students, together with teachers and students from other schools in Kathmandu staged splendid performances, such as Chinese songs, dances and martial arts, and won rounds of cheers and applause.
Students showcasing their Chinese dishes
Pupils performing Rabbit Dance
A student performing tai chi chuan
Students involved in Chopstick Relay
On Feb. 13th, 2011, a teacher-student gathering with the theme of “Happy Chinese Spring Festival” was held at the Malpi International School. The event consisted of a Spring Festival picture exhibition, Spring Festival poster exhibition and interactive games, through which the students got a clearer understanding of the traditional Chinese festival and also had a real taste of the festive atmosphere of the occasion.
Students enjoying Spring Festival pictures
Students involved in a Hula Hoop Relay
Volunteers teaching the students how to make dumplings
On Feb. 13th, 2011, the volunteers organised a Spring Festival celebration at EPS School in Katmandu. The teachers together with EPS students presented excellent performances including dances, songs and martial arts and drew much applause from the audience.