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10/31/2018.Wenzao’s International Affairs Student Huang Yu-Wen Selected as a 2018 Youth Ambassador to Represent Taiwan to Visit Solomon Islands and Thailand

發布日期 2018-10-31 15:42:00

 


 

Wenzao’s International Affairs Student Huang Yu-Wen (first row, first from left) was selected as a 2018 Youth Ambassador, and met President Tsai Ying-Wen (first row, center).
Photo courtesy of the Office of the President
 

 

October 31, 2018

【Press release courtesy of Department of International Affairs】

     

 Wenzao’s International Affairs senior student Huang Yu-Wen was interviewed for this summer’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) International Youth Ambassador Program. After many rounds of strict selection, she stood out from the 855 competitors and was chosen as a 2018 International Youth Ambassador. At the end of August, she represented Taiwan in the Solomon Islands and Thailand for a ten-day diplomatic visit and cultural exchange to promote Taiwan. Recently, along with other youth ambassadors, Huang Yu-Wen met President Tsai Ying-Wen for experience exchange and to receive her certificate.

 

During her visit to the Solomon Islands, Huang Yu-Wen visited the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in the Solomon Islands to obtain an understanding of our diplomatic work. She also had the privilege to meet the Prime Minister, Council Speaker, Members of the Parliament, and the Minister of Culture of the Solomon Islands. Moreover, she visited the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Red Cross Special Education Development School, and the Taiwan Technical Mission in the Solomon Islands, while exchanging ideas with local students at Solomon Islands National University. During her visit to Thailand, she was interviewed by Thai Public Broadcasting Service on behalf of the Youth Ambassadors. After returning to Taiwan, she served as the moderator at the 10th Anniversary Tea Party of the Youth Ambassador held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on October 13th. On October 19th, she met President Tsai Ing-wen in the Office of the President, who presented the Certificate of the Youth Ambassador to recognize and encourage her. The event was also live-streamed, and experience sharing among participants was recorded.

 

“I am always proud to say that I am a child from a beautiful island”, said Huang Yu-Wen. Every visit has kept her thinking about “Who am I?”, “Where am I from?”, “What does the name ‘Taiwan’ represent?” She is more determined than ever to make the world see Taiwan. Huang pointed out that serving as a youth ambassador is a channel to interact with the world through the official platform of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and an opportunity to learn diplomatic etiquette and policies. More importantly, Taiwan’s voice can be heard by the world through the youth.

 

Huang further pointed out that Wenzao’s Department of International Affairs not only encourages students to participate in extracurricular activities, but also provides professional training, whereby she was able to adapt to situations and apply her knowledge of international affairs in them to make contributions when taking part in the project. In addition, she feels proud whenever she talks about the beautiful island with others. “Taiwan is my hometown. On this Island, many ethnic groups, rich history, and interesting social customs are nurtured as time goes by, resulting in a rich culture,” she said. She sincerely hopes to make her love for this Island and the beauty of Taiwan known to more people.

 

Initiated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the International Youth Ambassadors Program is an important program for the government to help youth to participate in international affairs and a driving force behind public diplomacy. This year’s program extends the government’s New Southbound Policy. Based on the spirit of people-oriented value and the theme of “Taiwan Youths, Citizens of the World”, 75 youths were selected to form three ambassador groups to visit six countries for ten days: “Solomon Islands and Thailand”, “Palau and the Philippines”, as well as “Tuvalu and India”.

 

In order to extend the scope of exchanges among visitors and visitees, seminars/forums, volunteer work, visits to various institutes, and cultural diplomacy are the four main themes of these visiting trips, along with exquisite cultural performance by the youth ambassadors. The aim is to cultivate the youth’s global mobility, thereby allowing them to comprehend the meaning of fulfilling the responsibility of being a global citizen as a Taiwanese, as well as the role they can actively play in a globalized world in the future. Wenzao’s International Affairs student Huang Yu-Wen was selected as a “2018 International Youth Ambassador” because of her excellent foreign language skills. After four weeks of intensive training, she embarked on the journey of diplomacy to our ally the Solomon Islands, and our New Southbound Policy target Thailand from August 27th to September 5th, and has returned home with mission accomplished.

 

 

  

Photos courtesy of the Department of International Affairs

 

2018 International Youth Ambassadors met the Minister of Culture of the Solomon Islands 
(Huang was in the first row, second from right.)

Meeting the council of the Solomon Islands, the Council Speaker (first row, fourth from right), and Diplomat Liao (first row, fourth from left)

Huang (third from left) raised questions on the operation of the council of the Solomon Islands when the youth ambassadors visited the council.

Huang (second from left) with Solomon Islands attachés

2018 International Youth Ambassadors outside the council of the Solomon Islands

Huang (right) met the Principal (left) of the Thai-Chinese International School when she visited the school as a 2018 International Youth Ambassador.

Huang (left) was interviewed by Thai Public Broadcasting Service.

Huang (left) served as the moderator at the MOFA Youth Ambassador 10th Anniversary.