|SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 28, 2018 -- Schoolchildren from 15 U.S. public and private schools will have an opportunity this year to experience China's profound culture through the works of Chinese artists, said the organizer of an education group.
At the opening ceremony of the Chinese New Year in Schools Program, Luo Ping, founder of the local education group in the United States, the Able2Shine Foundation, told an audience that the event will connect Chinese artists more closely with American teachers and students for deeper exchanges of Chinese culture and sow a seed of friendship in the heart of the next generation of American young people.
"We wish to raise a generation of citizens who not only are culturally aware, but also appreciate the diversity found in America," she said.
"We help the kids to build up confidence and the leadership and we have the family to grow together and have fun together. We also grow to help the community to engage cross-exchanges and seek mutual understanding," Luo told Xinhua.
She said the event is an important part of the celebrations of the Chinese Lunar New Year, which started on Feb. 16., in the northern California region.
Chinese Consul General in San Francisco Luo Linquan said the Chinese New Year in Schools Program is not only "celebrating our traditional culture but also sharing our best wishes and happiness with the people around us."