Government of Republic of China on Taiwan Increases Human Resource Development Disbursement to Ministry of Education by US$20,000 over Past Year
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(EMU) – St. Kitts, November 8, 2019: Resident Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) His Excellency Tom Lee today handed over a check in the amount of US $120 000 to the Ministry of Education towards the development of its human resource.
According to the ambassador the donation continues to be a priority for the Government of Taiwan which, having faced similar challenges as an Island Nation with limited natural resources, appreciates how the development of human resources is key to national development.
SOUNDBITE “In Taiwan we rely alot on our Education because we know we have to develop our human resources. That is why as a strong ally to St. Kitts and Nevis we want to do the same thing and we want to help you develop your human resources. “
Ambassador Lee mentioned that each year the Government of Taiwan funds scholarships for approximately 15 students to study in Taiwan.
Minister of Education Hon Shawn Richards thanked the Government and people of Taiwan for the donation in the amount of US $120 000, an increase in the amount of US$20 000 over last year.
SOUNDBITE: “With this additional amount which is approximately EC$54 000 we will be able to spread the funds even further.”
The minister stated that he looked forward to the maintenance of good relations between both governments.
SOUNDBITE: “Relationships go further than money. Relationships are really about people being able to come together and give support to each other. Taiwan and the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis continue to demonstrate such through all of these different initiatives.
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