Teaching Mandarin: Chinese influence in Kenya’s slums

Teaching Mandarin: Chinese influence in Kenya’s slums

"Ni hao!" a group of Kenyan schoolchildren call in unison as they bound uphill towards a wooden hut perched on the hill ahead.
"Those are some of my new students," teacher Liu Yimenghan tells me, smiling broadly. "Chinese is their favourite class."
The Chang Rong Light Centre in Kenya's Mathare slums is a 15-minute drive from the centre of Nairobi, but it feels like a world away. Kiosks nearby sell Chinese colouring books, dim sum bubbles on hot stoves and schoolchildren carry canvas book bags from Beijing.
It's here, among some of Kenya's poorest communities,... read more

16 November 2016 in World News, Views: 43
Source: BBC

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