Project ID: 30145

Chinese Government provides training for teachers from Zimbabwe Wushu Association (ZWA)

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]

Recipient

Zimbabwe

Sector

Education (Code: 110)

Flow type

Scholarships/training in the donor country

Concessional

Yes

Category

Intent

Representational (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Commercial

Development

Representational

Mixed

Financial Flow Classification

OOF-like (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Official Development Assistance

Other Official Flows

Vague (Official Finance)

Flows categorized based on OECD-DAC guidelines

Project lifecycle

Status

Completion (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Pledge

Commitment

Implementation

Completion

Suspended

Cancelled

Milestones

Commitment year

2013

2014-11-01

Planned completion

Description

In February 2013, China sent Wushu experts to train 63 local teachers in this form of martial arts at Chaminuka Training Centre in Mashonaland Central province. In August 2013, China was to select the top twenty teachers from the local school to travel to China and enhance their skills in Wushu martial arts. The selected teachers were to stay in China for one year (See: Zimbabwe Teachers to Visit China; Mugabe Launches National Youth Project).The teachers arrived in China in November 2013 to study at Tianjin Huo Yuanjia Civil and Military School for African students. According to China Daily, the Zimbabwean students ended up studying Chinese more than Yushu (See: African students learn kung fu and Chinese in Tianjin). Zimbabwean Deputy Minister Dokora said the move to send the teachers to China reflected the good ties that the two countries enjoyed. “This is reciprocal and they too will be benefiting from English classes given by the Zimbabwe nationals,” he said. He said the program was being implemented in fulfillment of the China–Africa cooperation framework.The ZWA president, Gilbert Makowah, said the Chinese Ambassador would also look at the prospects of getting some scholarships for Zimbabwean Wushu fighters. This training comes as a result of an agreement signed on 2 January, 2012, where the Chinese Embassy in Harare pledged development support for the Zimbabwe Wushu Association (ZWA) (See: China Pledge Wushu Development Support).

Number of official sources

0

Number of unofficial sources

3

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Details

Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Zimbabwe Wushu Association (ZWA) [Private Sector]