The Republic of China (Taiwan) through it embassy in Kingstown, has once again made generous distribution of bursaries to Vincentian students.
In a ceremony on December 11, 2023 at the Community College, some 524 bursaries were distributed to primary, secondary and tertiary level students, including students involved in technical/vocational programmes
The recipients were selected with the help of the Ministry of Education.
Taiwan’s resident Ambassador, H.E. Fiona Huei Chun Fan first extended her congratulations to the recipients of the bursaries and referenced that the assistance to the 524 students amounted to a value of EC$320,600, and pointed out that since the start of the bursary awards programme in 1998, over 11,000 Vincentian students have benefited from it.
Ambassador Fiona Fan also mentioned the full tertiary (university) level full scholarships that Taiwan has been making available to Vincentian students, saying that this year marked a record number of 33 such scholarships, bringing the total number of scholarships disbursed over the past two decades to 269.
Scholarships have been granted for studies in a range of disciplines including medicine, information technology (IT), agriculture, energy, tourism and business.
Against that background of ongoing assistance, the Taiwanese Ambassador committed her country to continue to work with the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in advancing its ‘education revolution’.
Assisting Ambassador Fiona Huei Chun Fan with the distribution of the bursary awards were Minister of Education and National Reconciliation Curtis King, and Chief Education Officer Mrs. Kay Martin-Jack.
Minister King expressed his gratitude to Taiwan, for its continuing support for and cooperation with St. Vincent and the Grenadines in education, as demonstrated by the MOFA Taiwan Scholarship and its ICDF Scholarship and Bursary Programme.
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