Outward Bound Training for Sino-Kenyan Students
On September 30, 2017, Kenyan students and Chinese students who take part in the Sino-foreign educational cooperation program went to China Special Olympic training center together. They participated in a remarkable outward bound training which not only promoted the exchanges and communications between overseas students and Chinese students but strengthened the bond between them as well.
Firstly, students were randomly divided into six teams. With the help of team leaders, all the teams decided their team names, songs and mottos and showed their team flags on the stage. Next, "High-altitude broken bridge" and “Goldberg challenge” --the most challenging trainings came.
The activity of High-altitude Broken Bridge is considered as a test of courage. Climbing to the upper deck, one student jumped from one starting point to the other and then returned to the starting point. It was absolutely a nightmare for students who had acrophobias. However, thanks to the pep talks and encouragement from Chinese students and teachers, Kenyan students overcame their fears and completed this task successfully. By participating in this activity, students became more and more brave and confident when they met difficulties and received much care and love from others.
Goldberg challenge is a demanding task that requires team work. In this process, numerous failures didn’t knock students down; Ultimately Chinese and Kenyan students worked together and fulfill this activity successfully.
Through mutual support and encouragement, Chinese and Kenyan students not only did good jobs in this one-day outward bound training but also developed profound friendships with each other. Everyone has learnt from practicing and has changed in learning.