BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE
THE Solomon Islands and Taiwan Health and Medical Services Cooperation Inspection Mission have donated school equipment to Visale Community School on Wednesday.
Speaking at the donation ceremony, Mr Wei-Chou Chang, a senior specialist from Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital expressed that it is not just about the transmission of knowledge but also improving teaching devices.
He also thanked the school for the long term support and assistance they have given since the establishment of Taiwan Health Centre and Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital’s parasite and nutrition programmes in 2009.
The school received two laptops and begun the first day of the Growth and Nutrition Evaluation for School age Children and Adolescents workshop which will end today.
Members of the mission visited the workshop which was attended by staff and students and facilitated by Professor, Ms Meng-Chuan Huang who is the Director of Department of Nutrition and Diabetics from Kaohsiung Medical Hospital University (KMUH) with assistance from young KMUH volunteers.
They later visited the school’s new and old library, toured the school compound to see the progress of crops farmed under the nutrition program and visited nearby areas including the Visale Rural Health Clinic.
Members of the mission are from Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare and Kaohsiung Medical Hospital University.