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Philippine Education Exchange Delegation Visits NUK, Continuing the South Island Cultural International Exchange

【Translator: Zhi-Yu Yang】

【Promotion of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series】

Quality Education Partnership for the Goals

2024-04-22 The education exchange delegation from the Philippines' Seventh Administrative Region (Lapu-Lapu City) visited the National University of Kaohsiung on April 12th, and they were jointly received by the Office of International Affairs and the Indigenous Student Resource Center. The aim is to continue the friendship established last year through bilateral exchanges between Taiwan's indigenous cultures and the southern islands of the Philippines.

The Indigenous Student Resource Center received funding from the Ministry of Education's Higher Education Sprout Project and the School's Internal International Short-Term Mobility Course Project in 2023. As a result, the South Island Cultural International Exchange, scheduled for June 26th to July 2nd, could proceed. During the international cultural exchange, the hosting unit was also comprised of today's members of the education exchange delegation. Students who participated in this trip expressed sincere gratitude to the Lapu-Lapu City Education Bureau officials for their warm hospitality and high service standards, leaving a lasting impression on their journey.

After returning to their home country, the Indigenous Student Resource Center maintained a close and positive relationship with Lapu-Lapu City Education Bureau members. When the delegation from the Lapu-Lapu City Education Bureau visited Taiwan for insights, as a gesture of gratitude, the Indigenous Student Resource Center specifically prepared its facilities for their reception. Apart from introducing the functions of the Indigenous Student Resource Center, which opened in September, three students who participated in last year's Taiwan-Philippines exchange trip personally prepared indigenous-style keychains. These keychains were then presented by Vice Director Tsai Ren-Sheng of the Indigenous Student Resource Center to Dr. Marilyn S. Andales, the representative of the exchange delegation, as a token of the enduring friendship between Taiwan and the Philippines.

Despite the limited time of the delegation's visit to NUK, the Indigenous Student Resource Center hopes that the hospitality extended during this reception will leave a positive impression on the delegation. This will facilitate deeper cooperation and foster a willingness for continued exchange between both parties.


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