"Mom, rest assured. I'm fine in China and safe at school..." Wang Jun, a Rwandan student studying at Zhejiang Jinhua Vocational and Technical College, always said that every time he talked to his mother.
If there is no new crown pneumonia epidemic, Wang Jun should now take advantage of the gap in the graduation season to return to his home in Rwanda to accompany his parents and siblings. This African student has not returned home after studying in China for five years, but in his opinion, the busy life on campus is also an extremely precious experience in his five-year study abroad career.
In 2013, entrusted by the Rwandan government, Zhejiang Jinhua Vocational and Technical College signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Ministry of Education of Rwanda, and implemented a five-year cooperation plan from 2014. According to the plan, Rwanda sends foreign students to Zhejiang Jinhua Vocational and Technical College every year. At present, there are 94 African students in the school.
The 25-year-old Wang Jun is undoubtedly one of the best. In 2016, he applied for a Rwandan government scholarship, who had already been admitted to a local university, came to Zhejiang Jinhua Vocational and Technical College, and chose to major in Internet of Things Engineering.
"Before I came, I knew that China was very developed and I wanted to learn the most advanced technology. After I came, I strengthened my mind, especially after studying the Internet of Things, I think I might also have the opportunity to create our Rwanda Alipay." Wang Jun said, he had planned it a long time ago, and he must go to the Alibaba headquarters in Hangzhou to take a look before graduation.
Wang Jun's trip to Alibaba was disrupted by the sudden epidemic. In January, a domestic epidemic broke out, and Zhejiang Jinhua Vocational and Technical College implemented strict closed management.
“At the beginning of the outbreak, the families of these foreign children were very worried about their safety.” said Wang Lijie, a teacher at the School of International Education of the school. The school quickly formulated the “Work Plan for Epidemic Prevention and Control” and “Working Process for Epidemic Prevention and Control Emergencies” for foreign teachers and students. ", with special emphasis on strengthening the management of foreign teachers and students and striving to ensure safety.
"Seeing that the teachers work so hard for us every day, can we form a volunteer team to help them share part of the work." Under Wang Jun's motion, Ledi and Prince from Rwanda, and He Shan from Libya joined the campus war. "Pandemic". “I’m very happy to be able to help teachers and classmates by disinfecting the common areas of the apartment with Auntie Cleaning, patrolling with the teacher in the security department, and distributing food and measuring body temperature with the resident teacher. I am very happy to be able to help the teacher and help the classmates.” He Shan said.
In the eyes of classmates, Wang Jun is a senior, a volunteer "leader", or a "spiritual mentor". The two-month closed management has caused many international students to feel anxious. A female student from Gabon suffered from long-term insomnia due to excessive stress. Wang Jun took her out of the dormitory and walked around the campus with her. "I told her that we are safe here, you are not alone, we all have to cheer."
The classroom is no longer a pure language learning, but a real reading classroom. He Shan said that language learning combined with current affairs and news not only rapidly increased the vocabulary, but also enriched the knowledge of epidemic prevention and improved language application ability.
Wang Jun missed his family and friends far away in Rwanda. In addition to telling his family that he is safe every day, he also shared valuable anti-epidemic videos with them from time to time. "China and Africa are joining forces to fight the epidemic, and my family and I are full of confidence."
Wang Jun still missed his visit to Alibaba. "I will continue my studies in China, study an undergraduate, and then go for an internship in an online company. If I have the opportunity, I will let more Rwandans know the story of my study in China, and let more Rwandans know that China is good and love China. "Reporter Duan Jingjing