International Science Education Community Backing China’s Efforts to Fight COVID-19

International science education community closely linked to Children and Youth Science Center (CYSC) of CAST has been expressing, in letters or videos, their goodwill and appreciation for China’s efforts to curb the outbreak of COVID-19 and confidence in China’s ability to control the epidemic, meanwhile China is fighting the novel coronavirus with full efforts.

Ms. Osnat Cohen, Director of Youth Division of Hebrew University, Israel, sent a video on behalf of the University to convey the solidarity and trust from faculties and students of the University. Ms. Osnat Cohen was invited by CYSC and gave a keynote speech in the 2019 International Forum on Science Education held during the 34th China Adolescents Science and Technology Innovation Contest (CASTIC). Economic Cooperation Organization Science Foundation (ECOSF), in its video, also expressed that the Chinese people can prevail over this public health crisis.

Rawin Raviwongse, President of the National Science Museum Thailand addressed in a letter that China will overcome this difficult time in a short time depending on its advanced science and technology and human resource assets. Rawin Raviwongse also believes China is about to restore a healthy and robust economy and expressed all-out supports in need from the National Science Museum Thailand.

As of February 12, a dozen of international organizations and overseas counterparts of CYSC have expressed solidarity and sympathy. They are including: Economic Cooperation Organization Science Foundation, Hebrew University Israel, Network of African Science Academies, National Science Museum Thailand, National Organization for Development of Gifted Talents and Young Scholars, Federation of Association of Science and Technology (FAST) , The Czech Association of Scientific and Technical Societies, Portuguese Youth Foundation, “Step Into the Future” Programme,Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Tunisian Association for the Future of Science and Technology, Science Discovery Tanzania and SEAMEO QITEP in Science.

We are convinced that in accordance with President Xi Jinping’s instruction and under the strong leadership of central government, China will contain the outbreak of COVID-19 and prevail finally with the joint efforts of all walks of the society and worldwide working in unison, which will also benefit the cooperation among our partners in the field of science education.

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