A broad welcome was given to the new school year in the mountains of the rural district of Cocachacra, 50 km from the Peruvian capital of Lima. This is where the Chinese government presented the José María Arguedas primary school, rebuilt after collapsing in an earthquake in 2007.
With the traditional Chinese dragon and lion dances being displayed for the event, Chinese Ambassador Jia Guide, inaugurated the campus and was happy to show the sincere help offered from the Chinese government and people.
Across an area of three hectares, the modern school will provide daily lessons to about 320 elementary students in spacious and comfortable classrooms.
(Soundbite, Spanish) Gabriela Coca, third-grade student
“From now on, our commitment as students, with this new infrastructure, is to meet our obligations, with respect and discipline. To my dear Chinese brothers, thank you very much for building my new school. ”
The holiday ended with the enthusiasm of children wearing traditional costumes and performing regional dances. The same enthusiasm is expected of them in obtaining good grades in their studies.