Core tip: On December 26th, “Maitian· Ignite Dreams”, the bilingual dictionary distribution activity was launched in the provincial capital. Children of No.65 Middle School, urban and rural Children’s Palaces and “6:30 Classroom” of Yan’an New Village Community got 80 copies of Uyghur-Chinese Dictionary.
(Xinjiang Online, journalist: Deng Shilin) On December 26th, “Maitian Project·Ignite Dreams”, the bilingual dictionary distribution activity was launched in the provincial capital. Children of No.65 Middle School, Urban and Rural Children’s Palace and “6:30 Classroom” of Yan’an New Village Community got 80 copies of Uyghur-Chinese Dictionary.
This activity is co-held by Xinjiang Civilization Office, Xinjiang Youth League Committee, Xinjiang Civilization Office in collaboration with Maitian Education Foundation. 700 copies of Uyghur-Chinese Dictionary will be distributed to 70 rural schools and Children’s Palaces in succession across Xinjiang.
“Our teacher told us that Chinese is the language spoken by the largest population in the world. Learning Chinese well enables us to make more new friends, and learn more knowledge. ” the 11-year-old Mina Val·Kai Seer said, “Many of my classmates learning Chinese with the help of the bilingual dictionary have found it easier to learn the two languages.”
It is understood that “Maitian ·Ignite Dreams” is a public activity which benefits schools in remote rural areas in Xinjiang. It aims helping Xinjiang rural students to learn the two languages, and enhancing the enthusiasm of learning with the bilingual dictionary as their teacher.
Chen Bin, the leader of the activity, said the development of Xinjiang needs more people who know both Chinese and Uygur languages. So, the project plans to collect and distribute another 3000 dictionaries to the whole province in the following year.