The 2012 International Youth Ambassadors’ Exchange Program between the Republic of China, Taiwan and Belize came to a close last Friday night. After having arrived in the country two weeks ago, youth ambassadors from Taiwan shared their culture and in returned also received knowledge of the Belizean culture. During Friday night’s ceremony, Ambassador from Taiwan to Belize David Wu thanked all those who made the exchange possible and took the time to explain the importance of a culture.
Ambassador to Belize
Republic of China on Taiwan
“I will say that culture is the way of living, it’s the way of thinking, it’s accumulated from a certain period of time and a specific place and so people all different corners of the world, we have different cultures. Cultures should be treated with respect, with better understanding and with appreciation and I am so glad to tell you tonight that after two weeks of interaction between the Belizean students and this youth ambassador from Taiwan, they really shared and learned from each other. I am very certain that they will bring back the fond memories that they learned of the different cultures this year from their counterparts, the youth ambassadors of Belize.”
Chief Executive Officer from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, David Leacock, echoed in the words of Ambassador Wu when he pointed out what a great opportunity this was to not only learn new cultures but also to strengthen relationships.
Chief Executive Officer
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
“To have this kind of exchange between our young people and their young people, I think it is a symbol of our very good friendship between the two countries and it also helps our young people to learn about other cultures across the world and I think that only helps them to broaden their perspective on the world. We are also grateful for the opportunity it offers us to share with the visitors from Taiwan what our culture is like and am sure that this kind of exchange goes well for the continued exchange between Belize and Taiwan.”
The event featured a number of presentations and closed off with the distribution of certificates.
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