Taiwan Gift of Computers Helps Students in St. Lucia

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Feb. 17, 2017)  Students at a hospitality training school in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia are learning with the help of 35 new computer work stations, a gift made possible by Ambassador Ray Mou of the Republic of China (Taiwan), a diplomatic representative in St. Lucia.

The workstations from California-based Ncomputing can turn one PC into a multi-user host with up to seven work stations. Each workstation has a monitor, keyboard and a mouse to provide computer access to students.

The workstations were delivered by Food For The Poor to the Caribbean Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute in January.

"The people and the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) are a tremendous people with a generous spirit. Food For The Poor is extremely grateful for the support they have provided over the years," said Robin Mahfood, President/CEO of Food For The Poor. "We also are extremely thankful to Ambassador Ray Mou for what he has done for us, and for so many."

The Caribbean Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute is a private educational institution in the southern part of St. Lucia, providing a range of customized training, academic programs and professional certifications.

The new computers will give the students access to the Internet and an essential platform for job-hunting and furthering their education.

D'Anthony Charles, the institute's Executive Director, thanked the embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in St. Lucia, Caritas, and Food For The Poor for making the gift possible.

"Unfortunately, in these dire economic times, the ability of school systems such as ours to get the tools necessary to help our students is imperiled," Charles said. "This generous donation by your organization will always be treasured."

Food For The Poor has been working to serve the people of St. Lucia for more than three decades. Thanks to the charity's in-country partnership with Caritas, the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and donors of Food For The Poor, students will have the computer tools and access to the Internet they need to succeed.

In addition to the 35 workstations donated to the institute, Food For The Poor also has provided 30 solar and 30 electric-powered Ncomputing systems to 60 primary and secondary schools in St. Lucia.

Food For The Poor, one of the largest international relief and development organizations in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor primarily in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance. Over the last 10 years, fundraising and other administrative costs averaged less than 5% of our expenses; more than 95% of all donations went directly to programs that help the poor. For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.

Michael Turnbell

Public Relations
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