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Belt and Road Talent Development Program benefits participants BRI states: Tanoto Foundation China

2021-11-15 09:51:48 Belt and Road Portal

The Belt and Road Talent Development Program allows participants to gain not only training on essential knowledge and skills, but deeper understandings about China and BRI.

59 students from 27 countries have received their diplomas from Tsinghua University through our program. The foundation also organized a number of short-term training programs in cooperation with schools such as Tsinghua University, Jinan University and Huaqiao University. To date, there have been 13 seminars, in which 557government officials, corporate executives and scholars from 34 countries and regions have participated, receiving positive feedback.

BRP: Could you share with us some feedback or comments from the participants of the program?

Wu Wei: Our participants not only gained deeper understandings about the BRI, but they would proactively introduce the initiative to people around them after they return to their own country. They would share with the community the experience in China, leading more people to have more accurate and positive understandings about the country.

For instance, lately we heard from a former Malaysian student, who had received her graduate degree from Tsinghua university after one-year study. She told us that the learning experience at Tsinghua has helped her to establish a personal value of lifelong learning, and guided her to firmly believe in the good act of helping others, which, according to her, are significant gains and inspirations for her lifetime growth.

We are also glad to hear that after going back to Malaysia, she engaged in a career related with the BRI, helping Chinese companies to smoothly fit in the Malaysian market.

BRP: What were some memorable stories that you would like to share about the program?

Wu Wei: Recently I was impressed by the story of a former Brazilian student, who chose to work in the local community and provide social service to people of poor living standards after he went back to the Sao Paulo state of Brazil.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people in his community had no access to basic living supplies. He organized a number of volunteers to help those people, allowing more than 300 households to stay healthy and safe through the pandemic.