A TWENTY (20) member youth ambassadors from the Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan will be in the country next week.
A statement from the Taiwan Embassy said, the 2015 youth ambassadors will be led by Mr. Sung, Wen-Cheng, Director General on Home Assignment of Asia and Pacific Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
They will be visiting Solomon Islands September 7-11 to engage in youth exchange programs.
During their visit they will stage a number of performances.
This includes the launch of “ROC (Taiwan) Cultural Day Festival” next Tuesday, September 8th at 10:00 am at Seven-Day Adventist Church’s Maranatha Hall, the outdoor performance at the Kakabona Village, West Gualdalcanal on Wednesday, September 9th at 16:00~18:00 pm; the exchange with students of Solomon Islands National University (SINU) on Thursday, September 10th at 9:00~12:00 ; and the promotional woodball game on the same day at 3:00~5:00 pm at Panatina Field, SINU.
The cultural day festival is co-sponsored by the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and Seven-Day Adventist Church.
It will showcase a 90-minutes stage performances by the youth group, introducing all aspects of modern ROC (Taiwan) — its people, language, writing, music, food and folk arts.
The event is free and open to the public on the principal of “first comes, first served” due to limited space. The public is encouraged to arrive 10 minutes in advance of the scheduled time.
During their stay here, the ROC (Taiwan) youth group will also call at the Prime Minister’s Office, and pay visits to SI National Parliament, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, World Vision, as well as the Honiara-based Taiwan Health Center and Taiwan Technical Mission.
They will get to know the country and its culture better through their contacts with local political, cultural, academic, and development institutions.
ROC Ambassador H.E. Victor Te-sun Yu pointed out that 2015 ROC (Taiwan) Youth Ambassadors are all young talented university students recruited by the ROC Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The students total to 160 and are divided into 10 groups. In the first three weeks of September 2015, they will visit 41 cities in 35 countries in areas such as the Asia Pacific, North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and West Asia.
He further mentioned that the theme for the 2015 delegation is “Youth from Taiwan, Compassion for All.”
The goal is to not only highlight the vitality and goodwill of Taiwanese youths, but also focus their attention to the issues of global concern such as humanitarian aid and sustainable development.
He said this youth-oriented exchange program, originally initiated by H.E. President Ma Ying-Jeou of the ROC (Taiwan) in 2009, has flourished into its 7th year. The goal of this program is to promote cultural understanding, academic development, as well as forging long lasting friendships with people from different cultures.