The Seventh Group of Volunteer Chinese Teachers are Dispatched to Teach in Nepal

[Source]    Hanban [Time]    2011-05-26 14:08:13 

Katmandu, May 19th—At the invitation of Nepalese educational institutions, the seventh group of 50 Hanban volunteer Chinese teachers arrived in Katmandu as planned, embarking upon one-year’s Chinese teaching. The volunteers are from more than ten schools in Hebei and Henan province. Hanban organized for them to undergo a two-and-a-half-month training prior to teaching.

The Cultural Section of the Chinese Embassy in Nepal held a meeting welcoming the volunteers. Director Zou Bin made introduction on contemporary Nepal and Chinese teaching in Nepal for volunteers. He exhorted caution and encourage the volunteers to work in earnest, being good messengers for friendly exchange between China and Nepal. Following the meeting, the volunteers left for the 47 elementary schools, secondary schools and adult training institutions at which they will be posted. Their teaching of Chinese will reach 13,000 students.

In recent years, economic, trade and cultural exchanges between China and Nepal have gone from strength to strength. More and more Nepalese people long to learn Chinese and to understand China. Hanban has sent volunteers to Nepal since 2005. So far, 223 volunteers have been dispatched. More and more volunteers are actively developing Chinese teaching and conducting a variety of cultural activities such as the “Chinese Bridge” competition and China Arts Competition etc., assisting Nepalese students in their learning of Chinese and in their understanding of Chinese culture. These efforts have played a positive role in increasing understanding and friendship between Chinese and Nepalese people.

Volunteers starting out from Beijing Capital International Airport