BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE
THIS year Taiwan will offer 15 scholarships as compared to the 10 scholarships offered in past years.
This is according to Mr Oliver Weng who is the Deputy Counselor of the Taiwanese Embassy here in the Solomon Islands.
He explained that this is the embassy’s effort to fulfill what their President, Her Excellency, Madam Tsai Ing-wen had stated during her visit to the country last year which was a promise that Taiwan would increase their support in education for Solomon Islands.
Additionally, Mr Weng said that the number of students who have applied for Taiwanese scholarships have increased and this is a good thing.
He emphasized that students should see this as an opportunity and experience to help broaden their perspective of the world and how they view things or can change things for the better.
The Deputy Counselor furthered that education is not the only sector where Taiwan is providing assistance for given that they have and are still involved in a number of projects and forms assistances for the country such as trainings, medical, research, agriculture and so forth.