On the morning of Saturday 16th May, 2015, Dengkong Elementary School in Taiwan’s New Taipei City hosted a Charity Drive for Tuvalu, which was attended by Ambassador and Madame Taupo from the Embassy of Tuvalu, R.O.C. (Taiwan). Following this event, on Friday 29th May, 2015, the Director of Dengkong’s Academic Affairs Department, Mr. Guo Dunlun; Dengkong teacher, Ms. Zhong Cuixia; two Dengkong student representatives; and one parent representative traveled to the Embassy of Tuvalu to personally present the NT$52,000 raised for Tuvalu during the 16th May, 2015 Charity Drive to Ambassador Minute Alapati Taupo. Director-General on Home Assignment Wen-cheng Sung from Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs was also present to witness the donation ceremony. After receiving Dengkong’s donation, as well as a photo album of the Tuvalu Charity Drive and cards written by Dengkong students for elementary schools in Tuvalu, Ambassador Taupo thanked the school for its efforts on behalf of Tuvalu and presented school representatives with the Embassy of Tuvalu’s Certificate of Recognition.
Cards specially made by Dengkong students to express their best wishes for elementary school students in Tuvalu will be translated by the Embassy and transported to Tuvalu this summer.
新北市淡水區鄧公國小曾於2015年5月16日（六）上午舉辦「看見吐瓦魯 送愛拖拉庫」募款活動，陶敏德大使與大使夫人陶思靈亦親赴現場參與該活動。29日（五），鄧公國小學務處主任郭燉論主任、鍾翠霞老師、兩名學生代表以及一名家長代表赴吐瓦魯駐華大使館，將舉辦「看見吐瓦魯 送愛拖拉庫」活動時所募得的款項（台幣五萬兩千元）親自交給陶敏德大使。外交部亞東太平洋司宋文城處長回部辦事亦特地參加捐贈儀式。陶敏德大使在接受捐款以及「看見吐瓦魯 送愛拖拉庫」活動相簿與鄧公學生為了吐瓦魯小學生所撰寫的祝福卡片後，對鄧公國小為吐瓦魯所付出的努力表示感謝，並頒發吐瓦魯駐華大使館感謝狀給該校代表。