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African Week

Mrs. Augusta Bessa (left) presents mementos to Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung

The Office of Student Affairs and the CUHK Black International Community jointly organized the African Week. Mrs. Augusta Bessa, Vice Consul, Consulate General of the Republic of Angola in Hong Kong, and Mr. Danjuma Nanpon Sheni, Consul General, Consulate General of Nigeria, attended the opening ceremony on 18 March.

In his welcome speech, Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, CUHK Vice-Chancellor, said, 'We have many connections with other parts of the world. But in the past when we say we are global, we actually only looked at the northern part of the globe. We have lots of partners from Europe, lots of partners from North America. But we seem to forget there are many people living in the South Hemisphere, including Africa and Latin America. We lack knowledge about our friends from Africa. I'm very glad that our Office of Student Affairs organizes this activity to widen our horizons to different parts of the world.'

The welcoming speeches by the officiating guests were followed by a singing performance and an African Fashion Show. The African Week ran from 18 to 21 March, featuring a talk, sharing sessions, and a movie screening.