Taiwan Cultural Camp Visits Four Local Schools

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The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) hosted a Taiwan Cultural Camp on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at four local schools aimed at strengthening cultural ties between Taiwan and Saint Lucia. The Cultural Camp was hosted for two hours each at the following schools: Dame Pearlette Louisy Primary School, Gordon & Walcott Memorial Methodist School, St. Joseph’s Convent, and Leon Hess Comprehensive Secondary School. During the Cultural Camp at the Gordon & Walcott Memorial Methodist School on Tuesday morning, the Youth Ambassadors shared their cultural and special skills with the selected students and teachers. Activities on the day included Diabolo skills, traditional folk dance, learning more about Taiwan, playing Oriental instruments, Mandarin teaching and songs, and cuisine demonstration. Also in attendance were His Excellency Peter Chia-Yen Chen, Taiwan’s Ambassador to Saint Lucia; Hon. Shawn Edward, Minister for Education, Sustainable Development, Innovation, Science, Technology and Vocational Training; Ms. Beverley Dieudonne, Chief Education Officer; Mrs. Margaret Gabriel, Principal of Gordon & Walcott Memorial Methodist School; Ms. Ann Yarde, School Chaplain; and Ms. Constance Wang, Director General of Department of NGO International Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan). During his brief remarks, Ambassador Chen said the purpose...