Ambassador and Madame Taupo Attend Dengkong Elementary School’s Charity Drive for Tuvalu/陶敏德大使伉儷參加鄧公國小舉辦之「看見吐瓦魯 送愛拖拉庫」活動 / by Minute Taupo

Ambassador and Madame Taupo with New Taipei City Council Member Tsai, Dengkong Principal Zhang, the sixth grade students at Dengkong, and Dengkong teacher Ms. Zhong/陶敏德大使伉儷、新北市議員蔡葉偉先生、鄧公國小校長張榮輝校長、鄧公國小六年四班,以及鄧公國小老師鍾翠霞老師

Ambassador and Madame Taupo with New Taipei City Council Member Tsai, Dengkong Principal Zhang, the sixth grade students at Dengkong, and Dengkong teacher Ms. Zhong/陶敏德大使伉儷、新北市議員蔡葉偉先生、鄧公國小校長張榮輝校長、鄧公國小六年四班,以及鄧公國小老師鍾翠霞老師

On the morning of Saturday 16th May, 2015, Ambassador Minute Alapati Taupo, Madame Seleta Kapua Taupo, and staff from the Embassy of Tuvalu traveled to Dengkong Elementary School in Taiwan’s New Taipei City to attend the school’s Charity Drive for Tuvalu.

Earlier this year, members of the Grade 6 class at Dengkong Elementary School studied the environmental crisis threatening Tuvalu due to the effects of Tropical Cyclone Pam and climate change, and consequently decided to collect charitable contributions to help Tuvalu overcome this crisis. The Grade 6 class further determined that the 16th May, 2015 Dengkong School Carnival would be the perfect venue at which to raise funds for Tuvalu. Currently, students hope that funds raised during the charity drive will be used to purchase food, water, bedding, and clothing for Tuvaluan citizens displaced during Tropical Cyclone Pam.

During Saturday’s Charity Drive, Ambassador Taupo was extremely moved by Dengkong’s fundraising event and subsequently presented both Dengkong Elementary School Principal Mr. Zhang, Rong Hui and Student Union President Miss Yang Zhihan with traditional Tuvaluan necklaces to show his appreciation for the extraordinary efforts made by Dengkong students on behalf of Tuvalu.

2015年5月16日(六)上午,陶敏德大使、大使夫人陶思靈以及其他吐瓦魯駐華大使館人員赴新北市淡水區鄧公國小,參加該校「看見吐瓦魯 送愛拖拉庫」活動。

2015年初,鄧公國小六年四班之學生從社會課程及報紙與網路報導得知吐瓦魯因氣候變遷與強烈熱帶氣旋帕姆的影響,而面臨嚴重環境危機。因此,該校學生決定募款以協助吐瓦魯化解此危機。六年四班學生便決定利用鄧公國小5月16日之學校園遊會的機會發起募款活動,期望他們所募得的援助金能用以提供食物、飲用水、衣服以及被褥給受熱帶氣旋帕姆影響之吐瓦魯災民。

參加鄧公國小慈善活動時,陶敏德大使表示銘感於心,因此於上台致詞時,贈送吐瓦魯傳統貝殼項鍊給鄧公國小校長張榮輝先生與該校自治市市長楊芷涵,以感謝鄧公國小為了吐瓦魯所付出的努力。

Ambassador Taupo’s speech at the Dengkong Charity Event can be found below:
陶敏德大使在「看見吐瓦魯 送愛拖拉庫」活動中致詞的影片如下:

Gift presentation by Dengkong Principal Zhang to Ambassador Taupo/鄧公國小校長張榮輝校長贈送禮物給陶敏德大使

Gift presentation by Dengkong Principal Zhang to Ambassador Taupo/鄧公國小校長張榮輝校長贈送禮物給陶敏德大使