Today we hosted a visit from a group of educationalists and scientists from Malaysia, and students were able to share both their knowledge of orchids and their experiences of the orchid project.
The Malaysian delegation including Dr Ratna Roshida Ab Razak, Dr Tuan Noriati, and Tengku Auvaroza were keen to find out about the Orchid Project, the impact it has on students and how it is used both in the curriculum, as a vehicle for research, and as a conservation enterprise.
Student Chloe McGiveron who first met Tengku Auvaroza at the European Orchid Show in Paris explained, “We showed our visitors the laboratories and the greenhouse and explained about our work in Rwanda and at shows. They were really interested to learn about students individual stories and the way that the orchid project has helped us to develop skills and attitudes that help us to succeed.”
We expect the visit to be the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with our passionate new partners in Malaysia.