|People take part in a game of using chopsticks to scoop beans during a Chinese culture show in Accra, capital of Ghana, May 8, 2022. The Confucius Institute at the University of Ghana staged a show on Sunday of Chinese culture to the Ghanaian public to foster cultural ties between the two peoples. [Xinhua/Xu Zheng]|
ACCRA, May 8 (Xinhua) — The Confucius Institute at the University of Ghana held a Chinese culture show for Ghanaian audiences on Sunday to promote cultural ties between the two peoples.
Some Confucius Institute students and staff performed performances including sword dancing, Sichuan opera and Chinese songs.
The institute also organized games such as using chopsticks to pick beans. Those who won the games received Chinese nodes as a reward.
Chu Beijuan, the Chinese dean of the Confucius Institute, said the event was part of efforts to deepen friendly ties between China and Ghana.
“We will include calligraphy, martial arts and other forms of Chinese culture in our Chinese language lessons, as we want more people to understand Chinese language and culture,” she added.
Henry Nii Adjiri Quarcoopome, a student from the Confucius Institute at the University of Ghana, told Xinhua that learning Chinese has become imperative for students seeking employment in the after-school labor market.
“Gradually, we will interact with the Chinese people for our construction and other economic activities,” Quarcoopome said.
Pascalina Arthur, another student, said the Confucius Institute bridges the cultural gap between Ghana and China.
“The Chinese teachers’ friendly attitude deepens students’ interest in the language and makes them develop a love for the Chinese language,” she said.