Culture & Education
The vision of Culture and Education Programme for Nanjing 2014 is “celebrate the youth” with the mission of building a unique cultural and educational platform via new technologies to provide fantastic and memorable YOG experience for audiences, inspire wide participation, spread the Olympic spirit, enhance the city’s influence and leave positive legacy for the city.
The Culture & Education Programme will concentrate on the five themes defined by the IOC: Olympism, Skills Development, Well-Being and Healthy Lifestyle, Social Responsibility and Expression. A series of activities will be carried out before, during and after the Games by reaching out to the following client groups: the athletes, team officials, non-athlete participants, local youth, volunteers, youth associations, athletes’ parents, etc.
1. Youth Festival
Before the Games, Nanjing 2014 Youth Culture Festival is held annually. Various kinds of activities are carried out including YOG feature works exhibition, the cultural and artistic performances by outstanding societies at home and abroad, thematic forums, the International Youth Summer Camp and mass cultural and sports activities to create YOG atmosphere.
Before the Opening Ceremony, a welcome session, grand and joyful party, will be held for the village residents, at which you as the real host of the Youth Olympic Village can participate in face painting, balloon craft, finding friends games, drawing lots and other activities so that you will be able to quickly acquaint with each other and look forward to the next 12-day fantastic event.
Performances by domestic and overseas youth associations, hip-hop, opera, martial arts ... The “Pump it up” party will be held at the YOV Square. This is a great opportunity for you to improve skills and communication competence through the on-site interaction.
The entire city of Nanjing will be engaged in the celebration for Nanjing 2014. Art exhibitions, cultural performances, Sports Initiation, Meet with Young Ambassadors or Athlete Role Models and other cultural and educational activities will be held at the squares, in surrounding areas of competition venues, in communities, at schools and other areas.
2. Boost Your Skills
Want to chat with champions? This is the opportunity! During the Games-time, a number of champions and Athlete Role Models will come to interact face to face with you! There will not only be impromptu interviews and Q&A, but also opportunity for you to get their signature, or even taste food and play games with them.
At the YOG exhibitions, the torch, medals, mascots, slogans, stamps and pins related to the YOG will be presented before you. You can also exchange pins and other articles on the site with other participants.
The MBS somatosensory system will create for you a quiet environment; dynamic music, singing and dancing will fully relax your body and spirit, release your pressure and enable you to have a sound sleep.
Have you viewed the popular documentary A Bite of China? What do you know about nutrition and the cuisine culture of different countries? At the YOV, you can learn nutritional cooking by doing it yourself, gain knowledge on nutrition and health, make exchanges on cuisine culture and share the fruits of your efforts.
If you are concerned about career development, the “Balance Your Act” and “Act on Your Time” porgrammes will present you how the best athletes make good use of time through reasonable arrangements every day and achieve balance between sport and learning.
The IOC “safe sport” booth will provide important information on healthy body image and anti-sexual harassment. The booth and lecture of the international organisations will raise the awareness of the youth and understanding of global issues. Come and join us!
3. World Culture Village
The bustling cabins scattered in the YOV will allow you to fully experience exoticism without even going outside the Village. A variety of games, music and dance will promote exchange and communication between the young people from all over the world!
Those who decorate the cabins will be from local schools of Nanjing. As a passionate young citizen, are you ready? You are welcome to join the School-NOC Twinning Programme with other countries or regions and grow up with the YOG. Come to the playground, walk in the sunshine, embrace the nature, and share with us your ideas, images, painting works, fingerprints and growth diaries.
4. Discover Nanjing
Outdoor training will be conducted in Nanjing Laoshan National Forest Park, enabling you to release the youthful vigour and engage in interactive games in nature.
Join the Ancient City Wall Exploration and the ancient history will be right in front of you! While getting an idea of the history of the city wall, you can make antique bricks yourselves, press handprints on the wall tiles, and also make the time-honoured Chinese kites.
Green and low-carbon lifestyle has been a trend and environmental protection is an eternal theme. The Xing Zhi Experiential Learning Base will lead you to fully experience the application of environmental protection concept in agriculture. Come and make your contribution to environmental protection!
5. New Media Practice
As a new generation of the 21st century, we are all familiar with the new media. Technologies have facilitated the communication between people and the dissemination of information. If you like to record and share what is happening around, we warmly invite you to showcase your works on the official website of Nanjing 2014. In the Digital Centre of the YOV, you can also share your YOG experience with the youth of the world.
Come and experience the wonderful culture and education programme! We are looking forward to your participation! For more information, please refer to the CEP Plan for Nanjing 2014.