Mogadishu, Somalia, Officials from the Ministry of Education in Somalia gathered at an event organized by the Embassy of China in Somalia, marking a significant step in fostering educational ties between the two nations. The event was dedicated to the unveiling of coveted scholarships for Somali students, provided by the Embassy of China, and also to bid farewell to the inaugural batch of scholarship recipients. These fortunate students are set to embark on a transformative journey, pursuing their higher education at China’s prestigious universities, fully sponsored by the Chinese government.
The Director for Higher Education, who addressed the attendees, emphasized the profound significance of this scholarship program for Somali learners. Highlighting the immense potential it holds, he expressed optimism about the positive impact that the selected students would bring back to their homeland after their educational endeavors in China.
One of the distinguished guests, Dr. Hodan, an advisor to the Prime Minister of Somalia, shared her thoughts on the occasion. She lauded the diversity prevalent in China, encompassing a rich tapestry of cultures, languages, and climates. Dr. Hodan encouraged the scholarship recipients to embrace this diversity, underscoring how it can contribute to their broader understanding of harmony and tolerance. Her own journey from a student in China to an advisor to the Prime Minister stands as a testament to the possibilities that education can unlock.
Speaking with enthusiasm, the Ambassador of China to Somalia, FeiShenChao, expressed his country’s commitment to expanding the scholarship program. He reiterated China’s dedication to providing more Somali students with this golden opportunity, thus contributing to the educational and intellectual growth of the Somali youth. Ambassador FeiShenChao urged the fortunate scholars to grasp this chance with both hands and translate it into a brighter future for themselves and their nation.
The event concluded on an inspiring note, leaving an indelible mark on the attendees and symbolizing the blossoming partnership between China and Somalia in the realm of education. As these students prepare to embark on their educational journeys, they carry with them the hopes of a nation and the promise of contributing to the development and progress of their homeland.
Source: Somali National News Agency