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Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) donates $50,000 to Scouts for steel band instruments

BZ – Belize Scouts will have new instruments for a steel band courtesy of the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) which donated $50,000 to the Belize Scouts Association and Foundation on April 27, according to Love FM.

The donation was presented by the Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) David Kuan-Chou Chien to the Scout Association of Belize President Fernando Oliva.

The donation was presented at the Sir Colville N. Young Building, the new Scouting home, named after the Governor-General of Belize.

Scout president Oliva said the instruments have long been a dream.

“It was our long last dream to have a band in scouting and over the years the Governor General has donated several instruments but this is the first time that we have gotten a donation of this significant amount,” Oliva said. “So, we are eager for our scouts to live and express themselves through music.”

Taiwan Ambassador Chien said young people are the future.

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