What we are about

Confucius Institute of Antigua & Barbuda’s mission to strengthen educational cooperation between China and Antigua and Barbuda through support and promotion of the development of Chinese language education and culture. We aim to increase mutual understanding among people, by offering quality Chinese courses and the ultimate cultural experience through workshops, classes, activities, or fairs for the demand of the participants.

Coming together is the beginning…

My role is to ensure that all local functionalities are conducted. Acting as a liaison; by maintaining relationships with local stakeholders, partnering schools, and any other business.  Leading in academic planning, finance, budgeting to ensure effortless programme execution.

With a vision and clear understanding that, “Coming together is the beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is a success.” – Unknown 

Diamond Joseph

Local Director

Knowledge is power…

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” – Kofi Annan

Gayle Greene-Phillip

Local Deputy Director

Examine yourself daily…

My philosophy of life is what the philosopher Tsang said, ”I daily examine myself on three points: whether, in transacting business for others, I may have been not faithful; whether, in intercourse with friends, I may have been not sincere; whether I may have not mastered and practiced the instructions of my teacher.”

David Gao Wei

Chinese Director

CIAB is a window, a bridge, and an engine…

The superpower of a foreign language is not in decoding the information we don’t know but finding out what we know is not true.  In this sense, Confucius Institute of Antigua and Barbuda is a window, a bridge, and an engine, who aims to expose, embody and empower those Chinese learners to find the unknown and mistaken, make difference and eventually build harmony. Your commitment and success in learning Chinese matters with personal excellence and our shared future. I look forward to welcoming you in Hangzhou, China.

Tao Guoxia

Past Chinese Director

September 2019 – July 2021