Posted: Friday, August 12, 2022. 3:58 pm CST.
Photo Credit: Embassy of Taiwan
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Recently the Republic of China – Taiwan handed over a US$950,000 grant to Belize for several initiatives including internet for 197 schools.
The grant was handed by Ambassador David Kuan-Chou Chien to Prime Minister John Briceño, Minister of Finance, Economic Development, and Investment, on August 3.
The grant is the second disbursement under the 2022 Bilateral Cooperation Program between Belize and Taiwan, said a press release by the Government of Belize Press Office.
“The generous financial support received from the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) through this grant program will support several initiatives aimed at attaining our sustainable development goals and will see the upliftment of the Belizean people,” said the press release.
“Through this disbursement, 197 schools across the country will see the installation, connection, and improvement of Wi-Fi internet access for the upcoming school year.”
The press release said ‘The Wi-Fi Internet in Schools Project’ is an initiative that is being implemented by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology in collaboration with Digi.
“The project will be implemented in phases and will address the important need for cost-effective, secure, and reliable high-speed Wi-Fi internet connectivity, support, and maintenance for teachers and students in primary, secondary, and tertiary schools,” said the Press Office.
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