Editor’s note: The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has opened up vast development space for the participating nations, facilitating profound growth and development. Young individuals from diverse countries have enhanced their understanding and achieved mutual success and growth through learning from each other. Their contributions demonstrate the vigor of youth in the pursuit of a shared future for mankind. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the BRI. In commemoration of this milestone, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) has launched the “Belt and Road Youth Stories” article series, recounting the endeavors of SJTU students in BRI.

Noah, a doctoral student from Shanghai Jiao Tong University hailing from Kenya, stands as an outstanding youth representative from a Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) nation. His passion for Chinese culture led him to explore the beautiful Chinese countryside, engage with local villagers, gain a comprehensive understanding of rural revitalization, and document and showcase the unique culture and rural development of China.

In 2020, during the China International Import Expo (CIIE), he served as the translator for the Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, introducing his own experiences as a student in China. In 2022, he was invited as an outstanding youth speaker to participate in the "World Youth Development Forum." Noah aspires to contribute his efforts to global development and progress and foster cultural exchange between China and Kenya in the future.

Editor on Duty: Yan Cheng

Responsible Editor: Jiang Qianqian, Fu Yuhe