Good afternoon! It’s a huge pleasure to be gathering with you to celebrate not only the GHCIS graduation ceremony, but also the 10-year anniversary of GHCIS.
Whenever it comes to the time of graduation, the campus is always filled with the atmosphere of fruition and separation, especially for our teachers, who watch as their students embark on a new journey confidently, they feel not only proud and ecstatic, but also sad. This year’s graduation season is ever more extraordinary, since what all the students here are witnessing, is the 10-year anniversary of GHCIS. You are special, not only because you produced the shiniest results for the past decade, but also because you guys endured rapidly changing global situations, as well as the impact of COVID-19, these are all historical events that are closely related to the destiny of humanity. In this uncertain world, we fought relentlessly for a certain target. To our joy, you were given huge expectations, and you delivered beyond everybody’s imagination. Here, I’d like to represent all staff members of the Guanghua Education Group, to congratulate the achievements of all the students, and also sincerely thank the parents that accompany you for choosing us!
As a result, every graduation season is also an exam season for the teachers and staff of Guanghua, including myself. Because at Guanghua, we are always thinking, what kind of education are we doing, what kind of knowledge we are going to teacher our kids, how can they fearlessly face the future? I believe, with over 10 years of practice and thoughts, we may have found some answers. I’d like to share with you today:
First and foremost, it’s the global vision. Graduating from Guanghua means that you will step outside the country to face different cultures, as well as social and political systems. This is both an impact and challenge for everyone, but also invaluable experiences. Here, I’d like to remind everybody that whether you return home in the future or not, and no matter what industry you will be in, the trend of globalization is irreversible. In this process, apart from solid academic knowledge, I would also recommend everyone to get exposed to history, politics, philosophy, and even religion knowledges, so that you can learn from different perspectives and broaden your visions. Please remember, only after accepting different opinions, can one develop an independent and open mind, forgiveness for cultures, stay true to your principles, and be flexible when dealing with problems. This is the core of Guanghua’s global vision. Developing a global vision will give us confidence when facing the sophisticated multi-dimensional world.
Next, I want to talk about civic awareness. Repaying the society is not always a grand topic. In fact, at Guanghua we have a long history of that. For instance, our volunteer teaching society has been established since a decade ago in 2011. Teachers and students’ footprints spread all over Yunnan, Ningxia, Jiangxi, Gansu, Anhui province and more; Last year during the pandemic, many teachers, students and parents actively donated money, the total donation surpassed 2 million, we gathered the power of Guanghua to fight alongside the rest of the world; This May, we just donated another 10 million, to set up the Tongji University Guanghua education innovation foundation, which aims at promoting humanism, education innovation, building a prominent think tank, aiding the high quality developments of Tongji, and making the light of humanism shine over Tongji university. Our students come from different backgrounds, but where you come from is not of my concern. What I care about is what you will become after arriving in Guanghua. I hope, your experiences in Guanghua, will give you a new identity, that is Guanghua people. This name represents valor and responsibility. I hope all Guanghua people can proudly say that they are qualified global citizens!
Dear students! After you leave Guanghua, you will venture into an unfamiliar country, and welcome a new chapter in your lives. But please remember, you are always Guanghua people! Your alma mater will keep an eye on you, what you do will shape the future of the world. As such, I wish you all stay curious about the world, stay respectful to the nature, stay responsible for the society. I believe, Guanghua people will not be absent in building a better future.
Now, before our kids make their voyages, I want to again give thanks to all the teachers and parents, because of you, you made Guanghua stand today, and it will always be home to our kids. Let’s wish all our kids a healthy life and a bright future. And let’s build a warm harbor together for them to come back and visit!
Dear students, today I’m privileged to be with you, you are the pride of Guanghua! For the next decade, let us work together, and run towards our ideals!