The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and National Reconciliation, will embark on its annual presentation of bursaries under the Taiwanese Human Resource Development Programme.
The disbursement will take place during four ceremonies over the course of one week. The first will be held at the Community College on Friday April 22 beginning at 1:30 p.m. and will be followed by a similar exercise at the Georgetown Secondary School on Tuesday April 26, also beginning at 1:30.
The third set of awards will be distributed at the Central Leeward Secondary School on Thursday April 28 at 1:30, with the final presentation ceremony scheduled for the Bequia Seventh Day Adventist Secondary School on Friday April 29, commencing at 10:30.
Hon. Curtis King, Minister of Education and National Reconciliation, and Taiwan’s Ambassador to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, His Excellency Peter Sha-Li Lan, will deliver remarks at the ceremonies.
The bursary programme, which is now into its 24th year, was launched to provide support to students in St. Vincent and the Grenadines with necessities like food, transportation and books. This year, 524 students of primary, secondary and college levels will benefit from an investment of 320,600 EC dollars.
The Taiwan Embassy also manages a tertiary scholarship programme, through which scores of Vincentian students have received fully-funded scholarships to pursue undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate studies in Taiwan.