Wednesday, July 25, 2012 – The 2012 Summer Cultural Exchange Programme hosted by Taiwan highlights the learning impact such an initiative can have on young people from Saint Lucia and Taiwan This programme is expected to bring a different dimension of learning and play a significant role in the educational process.
Young persons involved in the two week summer cultural camp are expected to gain tremendously from this opportunity and acquire knowledge about the Chinese/Taiwanese culture.
Saint Lucia’s Minister for Education, Human Resource Development and Labour, Dr. Robert Lewis pointed out that such a meaningful activity can shape the life-long process of education. The minister believes that with more support from the corporate sector in the future, this initiative will be successful.
“We can always find out if the corporate sector can put a certain amount of sponsorship towards summer camps for the young people, especially for those who are more economically disadvantaged in our country. I hope that will help in bringing more disadvantaged young people to our camps and in that same process, it will enhance our own educational outlook for the future.”
The newly appointed Taiwanese Ambassador to Saint Lucia, His Excellency James Chang expressed his appreciation for the exchange of interaction among the young people from Saint Lucia and Taiwan.
“I do hope through these exchanges, the young people, will establish a good connection, not right now but also in the future, simply because the young people, they are the stars of tomorrow, they are our promising generation. So the young people are so important to the country.”
Through the implementation of the programme, the Taiwanese Ambassador is hoping this undertaking will strengthen on the relationship between the two countries.