Chinese students amplify efforts to protect Africa’s rhinos

Three Chinese students and their professors visited the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park as part of a campaign om which students utilise creative skills to inspire change in their communities. The group from the college of design and innovation at Tongji University is stepping up to Protect Africa’s rhinos.

The students visited the park under an initiative called “XI” – Xi means both cherish and rhino. The Xi initiative has been part of Tongji University’s formal curriculum for two years. The curriculum is an outcome of a collaboration between Peace Park Foundation and Tongji University.

Peace Parks Foundation each year, brings the best performing students to South Africa where they are taught about South Africa’s rhino poaching crisis.

“This an opportunity for them to come to the South African bushveld and immerse themselves in the subject of rhino conservation. Their time here is spent gaining deeper understanding and appreciation of that which influences and informs some of the design activities that they are engaged in China,” says Brad Poole, Peace Parks Chief Operations Officer.

 

Source:  South East Herald

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