Indian Helps Strengthen Int'l Ties for Community in SE China

October 12, 2018
Editor: Wang Qian
Kanika Rupani at work [Xinhua / Xiao Heyong] 

 

The city of Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian province, is an international metropolis where many foreigners find it pleasant to live, according to one Indian resident called Kanika Rupani, who moved there four years ago.

Rupani arrived with her husband on business, and now regards Xiamen as her second home. Over the years, she has made many friends, learnt to speak Mandarin and familiarized herself with the local culture.

At present, Rupani serves as a volunteer assistant to the director of Guanren International Community in the city's Siming District. 

Guanren community, one of the largest number of foreigners in Xiamen, now houses more than 1,400 foreigners from 42 countries and regions. The community work committee is exploring a new way of management by hiring foreign residents as its director's assistant.

Not only does Rupani play an active role in the work of the community, but she also spends a lot of time working on a charity education project, which helps Chinese children in the community to study English. 

"Such an experience is great," said Rupani, adding that she wants to see more international families join in the activities of the community. 

 

Kanika Rupani and her family take part in a flea market held by Guanren International Community. [Xinhua / Xiao Heyong]
Kanika Rupani teaches children English along with her daughter. [Xinhua / Xiao Heyong]
Kanika Rupani interacts with staff members in the community. [Xinhua / Xiao Heyong]  
Kanika Rupani and her husband learn Mandarin. [Xinhua / Xiao Heyong] 
Kanika Rupani and her children send moon cakes to elderly members of the community. [Xinhua / Xiao Heyong] 
Kanika Rupani attends an activity in the community before Mid-Autumn Festival. [Xinhua / Xiao Heyong] 

 

(Source: Xinhua/Translated and edited by Women of China

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