UN News/Dianne Penn

Multilingualism promotes respect: Zimbabwean student in China

Growing up in a multilingual home has taught a young woman from Zimbabwe to value all cultures.

Gugulethu Jemaine Nyathi said having parents who speak different languages has served her well as she pursues an engineering degree at Jiangsu University in China.

“Gugu,” as she is known, was one of 60 winners of the UN-backed Many Languages, One World multilingual essay competition,