Xiapu International Education Forum
Time: Xiapu Internatio Address: Xiapu,Fujian Province

From 13rd-15th October, HOPE hosted a high-profile education forum in the beautiful indigenous fishing town of Xiapu, South-east China’s Fujian Province, with 30 international schools’ principals, directors and officers of international offices of Chinese universities joining the event. Sponsored by the British Council, Newcastle University, Loughborough University and Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts, the forum not only helped international schools make significant connections with UK institutions, which would be conducive to recruitment, it also helped the UK higher institutions promote art and design programmes.

Fujian Xiapu International Education Forum

For many guests, the forum was a truly eye-opening ‘knowledge feast’ for onsite education stakeholders with two significant panel discussions held focusing on the post-pandemic challenges: how do international schools develop under current policies and international affairs, and how do international cooperations between institutions empower school developments, bringing new awareness on the future development of international education with Chinese characteristics.

Group photo to mark the start of the photography contest

What’s more? Throughout the year, HOPE has never made a stir in marketing events without adding a loving, humanitarian vibe to its core! This time, the forum happened to coincide with the Charity Photography Contest and auction sale for paintings from autistic children arranged by HOPE and its partner autistic children’s rehabilitation centres from Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Huaian. It was an innovative way of involving our stakeholders to join in this care and support campaign for ‘Star-seed Children’! Mm…how wonderful that was!

A similar event was held in March in Chongzuo, South China’s Guangxi Province with the charity event for autistic children centering on “cycling in nature”, partly sponsored by Loughborough University.