A charitable foundation in Taiwan, the Wu Thun-Chih Foundation For Charity and Public Welfare has provided a 20-foot container of fabrics to the Government and people of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG).
The donation was made at a hand over ceremony on November 23 attended by Ambassador Peter Lan of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to SVG, and Minister of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Family, Gender Affairs, Youth, Housing and Informal Human Settlement, Orande Brewster.
The “Wu Thun-Chih Foundation For Charity and Public Welfare”, a non-profit charity organization registered and located in Taiwan, has successively donated fabrics for the underprivileged families and people in St. Vincent and the Grenadines since 2017, a release states.
This year the Taiwanese charity organization also donated the 20-foot container with 517 rolls of fabrics at an estimated value of US$ 46,551.78 to the government of SVG through the Ministry of National Mobilisation et al, with the aim to assist the disadvantaged women across the country following the eruption of La Soufriere volcano in April this year, as SVG continues to deal with the post-disaster challenges.
Minister Brewster, received the container on behalf of the Government and expressed his appreciation for the long-term support from the people and government of Taiwan. Minister Brewster stressed that the Ministry of National Mobilisation will make best use of the donated fabrics as this will aid the people and communities in need through the programmes of his ministry and the government.
This year (2021) marks the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and St Vincent and the Grenadines.
The co-operation between the Taiwanese NGO and the Vincentian people demonstrates the staunch and robust partnership between the two countries, the release notes. It is through co-operation of such kind, the friendship between our two countries will continue to grow from strength to strength in the years to come.