May 4, 2011, 2:44 PM
Eight young people of the 2011 Taiwan Youth Ambassadors to The Gambia are set to visit the country next month, for a cultural exploration.
According to a media dispatch from the Taiwanese embassy in Banjul, the young cultural ambassadors will arrive The Gambia on 16 August and depart on 30 August 2011.
Few days ago, the youth culture ambassadors of Taiwan called on the Gambian ambassador in Taipei, H.E. Alhagie Ebrima Jarjou. They were accompanied to the Gambian embassy by some Gambian students in Taiwan.
Local students are welcome to join the team in their activities while in the country through their Unions.
It would be recalled that in summer last year, a seven-member delegation of youth ambassadors from the National Pin-tung University of Technology in Taiwan visited The Gambia for a cultural exchange programme with local youths.
The delegation, headed by a professor from the university, had a two-week cultural exchange activity at the Baobab Holiday Resort with demonstrations of Taiwanese culture such as a folk song and dance, paper making, Chinese calligraphy, local cuisine, and Chinese martial art, as well as learn about Africa from Gambian youths.
During their cultural encounter this year the youth ambassadors will be engaging their Gambian counterparts in Taiwanese customs, Chinese kung fu, and the Misery of Physics – Water Rocket. The event will also be characterised by the introduction of the native tribes, lantern festival and other cultural activities.
Their visit is expected to further strengthen the bilateral ties between the two countries through cultural encounters.