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Sunday, May 22, 2016

China donates learning materials to Somali school

MOGADISHU, May 22 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Embassy in Somalia on Sunday donated materials to Hamar Jajab primary school in the capital Mogadishu.



Speaking during the handover ceremony of the facilities, Chinese Ambassador to Somalia Wei Hongtian said Beijing was keen on supporting Somali people and rebuilding the country.

"China will continue its efforts in supporting Somalia and contribute towards rebuilding the economy. We will continue to implement several projects in Somalia in the near future," said the ambassador.

He added China was determined to supporting the education of Somali children since they are the future of the country.

Mahad Ahmed the head teacher of Hamar Jajab primary school thanked the ambassador for his generous contribution.

"We are very happy and thankful today to receive these facilities from the Chinese embassy today led by Ambassador Wei Hongtian. They have also built a playground for our children and repaired some of our school buildings which had been destroyed," said Ahmed.

The facilities include chairs, tables, school backpacks and books, as well as the restoration of parts of the school.