Chinese Embassy in Kenya holds open day event

The Chinese Embassy in Kenya on Friday held an open day event, inviting local students to visit the embassy and celebrate China’s National Day together.

During the event, Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Zhou Pingjian, indicated that this year’s National Day marked the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

Zhou addressed that China intended to deepen cooperation in the fields of education and mutual exchanges with Kenya, expressing hope that Africa’s youth could be envoys of China-Kenya friendship.

Around 50 students and teachers were invited to visit the embassy, where 25 students were awarded the Chinese Ambassador’s Scholarship.

Scholarship recipient, Hansnick from the University of Nairobi, said he was grateful to the ambassador and Chinese Embassy for awarding him the scholarship, adding that it would reduce the burden of paying tuition fees.

University of Nairobi Dean of Students Johnson Kinyua, expressed his appreciation to Chinese Embassy. He said the scholarship was extremely useful to the country’s growth.

Students also got to experience various Chinese traditional cultural activities including calligraphy, Chinese tea art, Chinese traditional instrument Guzheng and New Year’s painting.