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H.E. Zhang Yiming Inspected the School Feeding Programme at Otjomuise Primary School
2017/11/22

22 November, H.E. Zhang Yiming, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Namibia, inspected the School Feeding Programme at Otjomuise Primary School in Windhoek. H.E. Zhang is invited by Mr. BaiMankay Sankoh, Country Representative of World Food Programme (WFP), and accompanied by Mr. Li Nan, Political Counsellor of the Embassy, Mr. Charles Kabajani, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture of Namibia, and Mr. Joy Mamili, Deputy Director of Education of Khomas Region, etc.

After a symposium with the management of the school, H.E. Zhang Yiming visited some classes who were having English and painting lessons respectively. H.E. Zhang taught students how to greet each other in Chinese, and was pleased with their performance.

After the classroom visit, H.E. Zhang, together with the Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, handed over lunches provided by School Feeding Programme to students, and made an impromptu speech. H.E. Zhang pointed out that educationnot only can change one's own life, but also the destiny of the country and its nation, and encouraged students to learn more and in a more motivated manner.

In his speech, H.E. Zhang reviewed the long-lasting all-weather friendship between China and Namibia, and focused on the pragmatic cooperation in education since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Namibia. As an important gift to the school and its students, he announced that the "Chinese Ambassador Scholarship" will be set in the school next year, which, as he hoped, can encourage students to achieve more academic excellence in the future.

The Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, the Country Representative of WFP, the Principal of Otjomuise Primary School appreciated China’s assistance and support to Namibia, especially in education sector, and looked forward to a closer cooperation with China so as to create a better education environment for the next generation of Namibia.

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