NAIROBI, SATURDAY APRIL 6TH 2013 The Chinese Bridge Competition, Kenyatta University Edition was recently held at the Students Business Center on Saturday morning. The Chinese Bridge Competition is a large-scale international contest sponsored by Hanban, and is well-known in the cultural and educational exchanges worldwide. It consists of 3 events: “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students, “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign High School Students and “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Students in China. The competition is held yearly, organized and carried out by the Organizing Committee.
Since it premiered in 2002, more than 600 contestants from over 50 countries throughout the world have participated in the previous eight annually held Chinese knowledge competition. These contestants who win the opportunity to leave for China for the competition are all champions selected from the local competitive masses all over the world.
Right before the event started, the area was a buzz of activities of students practicing their lines and songs. In an event like this, participants are required to present a speech and a song given 6minutes in total. The event is open to students from Kenya, who can speak Chinese or are learning the language. The judging panel was lead by Professor Yang Da Ping (Director Confucius Institute – KU). Below are some images of the event.
▲LOCATION: Kenyatta University Business and Students Services Centre
▲WINNERS: Winners posing for a photo with the judges. The winners will represent Kenyatta University in the capital, Nairobi during the Chinese Bridge which is slated for May this year.