From August 29 to September 5, 52 Beihang students worked as volunteers at the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). Their service covered religious activities and arrangements outside the meeting room, and the total of their working hours reached 2,686 hours.
In terms of religious service, the students served ten people who went to the prayer rooms and meditation chambers for religious purposes. Among them were reporters, entrepreneurs, and embassy personnel from Egypt, Algeria, Uganda, Burkina Faso, etc., and they thought highly of the work of the volunteers. The student volunteers were also inspected by officials from the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China Central Television and the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality, who commended their efforts.
Outside the forum, the students provided guide service at Beijing Zhongshan Park for Chinese and foreign tourists. In particular, ten volunteers from the Sino-French Engineer School dealt with problems of communication in French and translated the introduction of the park. Their three-day service was unanimously praised by teachers in charge of the volunteering work there.
About 2,400 volunteers from 32 Beijing universities participated in the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. Among them, Beihang students, with their punctuality, discipline, obedience and enthusiasm, were part of the beautiful scenery at the forum and embodied the good qualities of Beijing university students.
Reported by Yang Danqi
Edited by Yang Xinyu
Translated by Li Mingzhu