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Taiwan Donates US$400,000 towards Girls Education

Jul 23, 2008, 6:23 AM | Article By: By Nfamara Jawneh

The Ambassador of the Republic of China on Taiwan, His Excellency Richard Shih, recently presented a cheque amounting to US$400,000 to the President's Empowerment of Girls Education Project (PEGEP).

Speaking at a presentation ceremony held at the State House, Ambassador Shih expressed his pleasure in making the presentation on behalf of his government.

The Taiwanese diplomat hailed the Gambian leader for the attention he is giving to education.

In receiving the money on behalf of PEGEP, Mrs. Tenengba Jaiteh, Secretary General and Head of the Civil Service, applauded the Taiwanese government for their continued support to the country's education sector.

PEGEP, which is said to aim at providing free education for girls with a view to increasing their enrolment in schools, is the brainchild of President Jammeh.