More than 7,000 middle school teachers and students from 57 countries and regions are attending the “6th Belt and Road Teenager Maker Camp & Teacher Workshop,” which opened in Nanning
More than 7,000 middle school teachers and students from 57 countries and regions are attending the “6th Belt and Road Teenager Maker Camp & Teacher Workshop,” which opened in Nanning, capital of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Participants can share abundant learning resources and join exchange activities such as dialogues with scientists and scientific seminars — both offline and online — at the camp.
More than 500 transportation experts will deliver popular science courses to the teenagers, while engineering and technology personnel from more than 20 enterprises will provide them with online tutoring.
Participants can also visit China online and experience traditional Chinese culture in the process.
The camp aims to build a platform for teachers and students from countries along the Belt and Road to communicate with each other and improve the teenagers’ scientific literacy, according to the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST).
The camp, jointly sponsored by the CAST, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the regional government of Guangxi and Chongqing municipal government, will last until the end of November.
Belt and Road Teenager Maker Camp & Teacher Workshop is an annual event aiming to strengthen cross-cultural exchange, promote international understanding, inspire innovation in young generation and also for all scientists and science teachers to promote mutual learning and fulfil their responsibilities in science education career.
The event gives students the opportunity to cooperate with the best of their age at international level, to share ideas and study cutting-edge knowledge in science labs of top schools in China through hands-on experience and teamwork under guidance of experienced teachers.
The Belt and Road Initiative –China’s proposal to build a Silk Road Economic Belt and a 21st Century Maritime Silk Road in cooperation with related countries –was unveiled by Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visits to Central and Southeast Asia in September and October 2013.
The initiative focuses on promoting policy coordination, connectivity of infrastructure and facilities, unimpeded trade, financial integration, and closer people-to-people ties through a consultative process and joint efforts, with the goal of bringing benefits to all.