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The 2015 International Youth Ambassadors delegation from the Taiwan is scheduled to visit St. Vincent and the Grenadines from Sept. 9 to 13.

As part of their efforts to promote cultural and youth exchanges, the Taiwanese youth will perform alongside a number of Vincentian groups at the Villa Campus of the Community College from 3 p.m. on Sept. 11.

The performance is open to public and there is no admission fee.

The delegation consists of 16 Youth Ambassadors who are selected from over 1,000 college students in Taiwan and have been rigorously trained for two months.

They will tour St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and then Houston, Texas.

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The SVG teams include La Gracia, Renaissance, Arabesque, Ground Breakers and Scotia Bank South East Steel Orchestra.

They will give a 50-minute performance.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) launched the International Youth Ambassadors program in 2009 to broaden Taiwanese youth’s horizons, promote youth exchanges and increase understanding of Taiwan’s development among various sectors of the host countries.

This year, 10 teams, with a total of 160 Youth Ambassadors, will tour 41 cities in 35 countries.

This delegation will perform on stage to demonstrate authenticity, benevolence and sophistication of Taiwan and present its natural environment and cultural heritage with a combination of singing, dancing and acting.

“They wish to show the audience the spirit conveyed by the theme of the delegation, ‘Youth from Taiwan, Compassion for All’ as well as the vitality of modern Taiwan,” the Taiwan Embassy in Kingstown said in a statement.

During their stay, the delegation will call on Prime Minister Ralph E. Gonsalves and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Girlyn Miguel and perform at the School for Children with Special Needs in Kingstown.

They will also meet with Vincentian youth. Through a wide array of exchanges and interactions, the delegation hopes to demonstrate Taiwan’s important role on the international stage as a provider of humanitarian assistance, promoter of cultural exchanges and standard-bearer of Chinese culture.