Taiwanese volunteers optimistic about The Gambia
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Three young Taiwanese volunteers have described The Gambia as a beacon of hope. They also expressed their desire to work closely with Gambians in their areas of specialisation.
Sean Lin, Chien Hui-Yang and Charline Hsu made these remarks during a dinner at the Paradiso restaurant in Senegambia on Saturday. The trio arrived in Banjul in September and will be working with different departments for two years on a voluntary basis.
Sean Lin who is attached to the Department of Physical Planning and Housing said "I am serving as a volunteer here also because The Gambia is a country of hope".
He described President Jammeh as strong leader who always considers the wellbeing of his people a priority in his development agenda.
Chien-Hui- Yang who is attached to the National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) in Brikama lauded the cordial relationship between The Gambia and Taiwan.
Charline Hsu, the third volunteer was once a project manager at the Taiwanese Assessment and Evaluation Association and worked with the Taiwanese education ministry before she quit to come to The Gambia. She is attached to the Department of State for Education.
According to her the peace and tranquility enjoyed by Gambians is a sign that the country will rapidly develop.
Author: by Amadou Jallow