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Taiwanese ambassador presents $10,000 to boost orphan care

Jul 24, 2012, 1:52 PM | Article By: Nfamara Jawneh

The ambassador of the republic of China on Taiwan on Friday presented $10,000 to the Minister of Health and Social Welfare support orphans in the country.

The money was donated by Pacific Concord International Ltd, a Taiwanese shipping company.

Speaking at a brief presentation ceremony held at the Taiwanese embassy in Bakau, ROC ambassador Samuel Chen said the donation aims at improving the facilities and living condition at the orphanage known as Shelter for Children at Bakoteh and Basse respectively.

According to ambassador Chen, the donation is the first of its kind to be made to The Gambia by the shipping company and revealed that henceforth they intend to donate $10,000 annually to The Gambia to support orphans.

In receiving the cheque, Fatim Badjie, Minister of Health and Social Welfare, thanked Pacific Concord International Company through Ambassador Chen for the gesture.

She said the donation is highly appreciated by her ministry, adding that it will help in improving the welfare of the orphans and make them live a happy life.

Pacific Concord International Ltd has established a shipping business link with The Gambia and the Manager of the company,  Jessica Ho, who is in The Gambia to witness the donation.

According to officials at the presentation, Pacific Concord International is one of the big shipping companies in Taiwan.

The company also promised to make further contribution to helping the Gambia Ports Authority (GPA) with in-working training programme in the near future.