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Sino-Foreign Students of KUST Conducted Voluntary Activities in Wetland Environmental Protection

On December 6th, 120 sino-foreign of the School of International Education of KUST conducted voluntary activities in wetland environmental protection in Laoyu River Wetland Park in Chenggong district. The international students who participated in this activity come from more than 20 countries, such as Madagascar, Pakistan, Thailand, Myanmar and Kenya. The school hopes that students can learn about wetlands, protect the environment and animals, love Kunming, and have a deep understanding of China through the activity.  

 

Environmental protection knows no ethnicity, and ecology has no national boundaries. In this activity, Chinese and international students worked in small groups to disseminate knowledge about biodiversity, environmental protection and animal protection to the public. They distributed leaflets. They also helped clean up garbage to protect the wetland environment.

 

 

This event is a good practice for the students of the School of International Education to participate in public service actively. It is also a humble effort to welcome the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15), which will be held in Kunming next year. At the same time, students feel the enthusiasm from different countries in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere and enhance the sense of belonging to China.

 

 

At the end of the event, the students expressed their feelings about their participation:

 

LUO Yi (second-year graduate student, Chinese): We deeply feel the sense of urgency and duty on environmental protection. We should actively advocate and practice environmental preservation actions. We should start from a little bit, from ourselves, and form a lifestyle and consumption pattern of environmental protection. Everyone strives to be a propagandist and practitioner of environmental protection, and to create a good living environment with practical actions.

 

SHI Qiuyu (senior,Chinese): Thanks tothis activity, we have the opportunity to get close to nature and to deepen the communication among students.

 

Lion (Pakistan): Kunming is a beautiful and warm city. I am very happy to study at KUST. This activity allowed me to do my part for environmental protection in Kunming. With the help of my Chinese partners, I have publicized the knowledge about biodiversity and environmental protection to tourists, which made me very happy.

 

CHEN Xiaohua (Madagascar): Today's participation in this environmental protection activity made me feel a lot. Not only did we take practical action to get a clean park, but we also went into nature and felt the beauty and magic of nature. I will go to the wetland park again when I have the opportunity.

 

Yahua (Sudan): It was my first time participating in environmental protection activities. I saw many plants that I had never seen before. If I hadnt participated in this activity, I wouldnt know there was such a place in Chenggong district. It made me very happy that we were very united, and we communicated with other students in Chinese. I hope I will have the opportunity to participate in such activity in the future.

 

LI Ming (Tajikistan): Before I came to this activity, the teacher who organized the activity introduced the function of wetlands in detail, which enriched our knowledge about wetlands and allowed me to meet students from other countries. I think this activity is very interesting.

 

 

 

Translated by:LU Xiaoling, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Cultures
Edited by:CHEN Chunli, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Cultures (English)
                             Source: School of International Education

Issued by: Division of Overseas Cooperation (English)
Edited by: KUST News Center (Chinese)