2017 PAMA GLOBAL Competition in Johannesburg, South Africa
On December 28th 2017, some 300 mental arithmetic contestants came together at the banquet hall of Hilton Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa for the 17th PAMA Global Competition. The event was a consolidation of the prominent effects in PAMA Global’s devotion to promoting abacus and mental arithmetic, a traditional Chinese quintessential skill to enhance children’s intelligence and other capabilities. PAMA Global has developed to include members from Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Canada, Hong Kong, the United States, South Africa, Vietnam, Korea, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, India, Australia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, China, and Uzbekistan, as well as observer members from Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Tajikistan, Jordan, and Palestine. With members from all over the world covering five major continents, PAMA Global is considered the leading key player in the world’s abacus and mental arithmetic community.