Posted: Monday, October 9, 2017. 9:22 a.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: On Friday, the Republic of China (Taiwan) celebrated its 106th National Day. As part of its celebration the Taiwanese Embassy held a reception and a donation ceremony at the Princess Hotel in Belize City. The embassy donated 40 ASUS laptops to Belizean organizations. Taiwan’s Ambassador to Belize, H.E. Charles Liu presented the laptops to the respective organizations.
Among the awardees of the laptops were St. Catherine Academy, Pallotti High School, Belize High School, St. John’s College, Corozal Community College, the Institute for Technical Vocational and Employment Training (ITVET), the University of Belize Regional Language Center, Belize Elementary School, St. Joseph’s RC Primary School, St. Martin’s RC Primary School, Hope Christian Academy, St. Peter’s Anglican School and Stella Maris School.
Other organizations that also received laptops were the Pallottine Sisters, the Samuel Haynes Institute, the Inspiration Center, Dorothy Menzies Children’s Home, Liberty Children’s Home, Red Cross Belize, HelpAge Belize, Sister Cecilia Home for the Elderly, the George Price Center, Mental Health Resource Center, Philip Goldson House, and the Museum of Belize.
Media agencies that received laptops included the Reporter, the Guardian, the Amandala and the Belize Times newspapers along with the Government Press Office, Love FM, Channel 5 , Channel 7 and Breaking Belize News.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wilfred Elrington and Prime Minister Dean Barrow were present at the event. Barrow in his address, reiterated Belize’s support for Taiwan.
Ambassador Liu and PM Barrow then raised a toast for Belize and Taiwan’s continued partnership and success.
BBN extends gratitude to the Taiwan Embassy for their generous donation.
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