First Mandarin class offered to SIG officers
Quoting the Solomon Star newspaper – 29 January 2019
“TAIWAN embassy, in collaboration with Taiwan ICDF (International Cooperation and development Fund) and Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Services, has opened a first ever Mandarin class for SIG officers this year.
“The class is held at the headquarters of Correctional Services and is open to all SIG officers and interested citizens.
“Twenty-eight officers from Correctional services, Foreign investment and Bio-security have participated at the first day’s class on January 24.
“Deputy counselor from Taiwan embassy, Mr. Oliver Weng, Mandarin program coordinator, Ms. Kuei-Mi LI, Deputy Training director of CSSI, Inspector Alison SALU, CIO of prisoners affairs, David Bosokuru have attended the opening ceremony.
“Speaking at the occasion, Mr Weng said the Taiwan embassy is very willing to offer Mandarin language training to all Solomon Islanders, as learning a new language will surely broaden their horizon, open their eyes to the outer world and gain deeper understanding of different cultures.
“Through this language training offered to SIG officers, we want to help Solomon Island government to level up its human resource’s linguistic capacity, so that the communication will have fewer barriers.
“We also hope the participants will learn the core values of our culture, like discipline, hard-working spirit and democratic thinking,” said Mr Weng.”
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