By Devonne Cornelius
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): One of the recipients of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Taiwan Scholarship, Ms. Zidane Knight, is looking forward to pursuing her tertiary education in the Republic of China (Taiwan).
In a recent conversation with WINN, she said, “there is much to learn in a country as advanced industrially and highly regarded globally, as Taiwan. While I am grateful to have been born in St. Kitts and Nevis where it is relatively peaceful and bountiful, I feel as though it is important to stay open-minded to change, and explore knowledge and practices not just in Taiwan but globally and be willing to welcome different and new ideas if it improves our way of living.”
Ms. Knight, who will be studying mechanical engineering at the National Taiwan Normal University, said she is grateful for receiving the scholarship and also looking forward to the experience of residing in a foreign language country.
“I would like to give a big thank you to everyone that made this possible. A special shout-out to my family who always has my back and well-wishers who are always genuinely happy whenever something good happens to me. While I believe moving to Taiwan will be daunting at first, I more so believe that it will be one of the best experiences in my life and help to refine who I am for the rest of my life.
I hope to gain experience in areas of Mechanical Engineering that can one day be used to better the lives of the people who got me to where I am today,” she said.
Ms. Knight, alongside ten other nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis, was awarded scholarships to study at accredited universities in Taiwan. The recipients will be studying journalism and mass communication; tropical agriculture; environmental studies; computer science and information engineering; epidemiology; electrical and mechanical engineering; and ecology.