The Government of South Korea has contributed US$120,000 to the Zero Hunger Trust Fund’s “Adopt a Classroom Initiative”.

The initiative is aimed at reducing the incidence of hunger and undernourishment in St. Vincent and the Grenadines by the year 2020. 

This contribution was used to source computers, books and other learning material for school children in rural areas and this contribution will make a significant difference in the lives of many students.

Non-resident ambassador of Korea to SVG, Sung Moonup handed over the donation during a recent visit.

SVG and Korea on Oct. 28 marked 40 years of formal diplomatic relations.

“Throughout the years, both countries have cemented an unbreakable friendship and mutual understanding built on trust and respect for the joint benefit of our people in areas of common interest namely in agriculture, health, education, social development and infrastructure,” the Agency for Public Information said in a release. 

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  1. Here is a take on those Foreign aid request that our government is forever going abroad to beg for, because they have been vigorously implementing a series of profoundly failed economic policies for near on twenty years now!

    So here is that Chinese proverb, “You give a poor man a fish and you feed him for a day. You teach him to fish and you give him an occupation that will feed him for a lifetime.”

    Therefore when will we hear from our failed government this, The Government of South Korea is overseeing here in SVG, extensive Foreign Investments by many South Korea industrialists, who are now investing in the processing and manufacturing of Mango pulp, Papaya fruits, and pineapples.

    In addition to this many other industrialist from across the globe are here seeking to set up other manufacturing businesses across the country, thus they will be able to provide much needed work for many out of work Vincentians.

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  2. When the ALBA Alliance group, of which SVG is a member, continually block vote on behalf of North Korea at the UN, why does South Kore have anything to do with us?

    Seeing as Ralph Gonsalves claims there is no hunger in SVG why do we need this money from South Korea.

    Is this fund audited, when and by whom? When was it last audited and where can the records be found?

    “This contribution was used to source computers, books and other learning material for school children in rural areas and this contribution will make a significant difference in the lives of many students.”

    Why was food money used for the education revulsion, and did any NDP children benefit or was it only ULP children. Who oversees such matters to audit fairness in distribution?

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