For the last 10 years, Confucius Institutes have become the platform for cultural exchanges and as well as a bridge reinforcing friendship and corporation between China and the world.
The Confucius institute was officially launched on Friday 13th June 2014 at the University of Seychelles (UniSey) Theatre. The ceremony saw the unveiling of the Confucius Institute plaque as well as performances by the National Choir and a group of Taiji performers.
In his address, Pro-Chancellor of UniSey, Professor Rolph Payet, described the launching of the Confucius Institute as a collaboration and cultural exchange between Seychelles and China since the Institute is more than learning the Chinese language but also about learning the Chinese culture and tradition.
Ambassador Shi described the launching of the Institute as an important milestone that will further enhance the cultural and educational cooperation between Seychelles and China.
The Confucius classroom of the UniSey operates under the aegis of the Faculty of Science & Humanities. Apart from running various Chinese language courses for the benefit of UniSey students and the general public, the Confucius classrooms also aims at disseminating Chinese culture in Seychelles. The links between Seychelles and China was further expressed during the Confucius Board Meeting prior to the launching ceremony where the two countries exchanged gifts and words of appreciation for their existing collaboration.
The public is encourage to make the most of this opportunity for linguistic enrichment as China’s importance continues to grow on the world stage.