St. Josephs Tenaru Secondary School is the first in Solomon Islands to benefit from Taiwan's Youth Ambassador Exchange program.

"Our school is so fortunate to be chosen to represent Solomon Islands youths in this pioneer youth ambassador program," the school's principal, Christopher Rabaua said.

Students under the program will be given two weeks to work, share and exchange ideas with the very elites of National Taiwan University.

Mr. Rabaua said the program indicates a significant chapter in diplomatic empowerment between the two countries.

"The program will certainly have positive impact on both countries' diplomatic relationship in the future, an avenue to allow youths in Solomon Islands and Taiwan share and learn about each others cultures."

The Taiwan International Youth Ambassador Exchange Program was initiated by Taiwan's President, Ma Ying Jeou, describing it as a significant step towards nation building through the empowerment of youths to prepare them as proactive and efficient leaders.

The program was launched Monday at St. Joseph's Tenaru.

Present to witness the launch of the program were Taiwan Ambassador to Solomon Islands, His Excellency George Chan, Minister for Education and Human Resource Development, Matthew Wale, and Officials in the Taiwan Embassy Office in Honiara.

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