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Taiwan Gov., Special Envoy and MOECST team up to provide high school scholarships

18 secondary school students are receiving scholarships to continue their education. That’s thanks to a collaborative effort of the Taiwan Government, the Ministry of Education and the Office of the Special Envoy for Families and Children. Special Envoy Rossana Briceño spoke at the ceremony. 

Rosanna Briceño, Special Envoy for Development of Families & Children: “The honorees who are here today come from humble homes countrywide and are most deserving of this scholarship. Along the way someone or something sparked their curiosity. Someone introduced them to a future they never envisioned and someone inspired them to persevere despite  the many challenges. If you speak with any of our recipients here today, you will learn of their hardships, family loss and difficulties they have had to overcome but in those very same conversations, you will learn of their remarkable commitment, their resiliency, their determination and their will to never give up.” 

Ambassador David Kuan-Chou Chien says this initiative galvanizes his country’s commitment to Belize’s development. Minister of Education Francis Fonseca added that this opportunity will catapult the recipients into greater opportunities to build Belize.  

David Kuan-Chou Chien, Ambassador of Taiwan to Belize: “The Embassy of Taiwan is glad to work with her Excellency Rosanna Briceño on this educational issue which is the first step to empower young Belizeans who are the future hope of Belize. We hope our small sponsorship, our small donation, could make a big difference and encourage all the scholarship recipients to study hard and to not forget to make contributions to your country when you reach achievement in the future.”

Francis Fonseca, Minister of Education, Culture, E-Governance, Science & Technology: “For us in Belize, there is no better investment than the education of our young people. Education is not just about sitting in a classroom and learning. That’s important but really the ultimate goal of education is improving the quality of life of our people. That’s what education is all about, making sure that we’re equipping these beautiful young people with the skills, the knowledge, the information but also the attitudes and values that they need to be good citizens of this country.” 

The students will also receive $200 for books or uniforms.