New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea
Christchurch Songpa-gu Sister City Youth Ambassadors Scholarship award ceremony
Six Korean secondary and primary school students from Songpa-gu received Christchurch Songpa-gu Sister City Youth Ambassador Scholarships at a ceremony held at the New Zealand Residence on 30 June.
Under the scholarships the recipients will visit Christchurch and participate in a programme involving local schools and homestay families. In his remarks, Ambassador Patrick Rata warmly congratulated the students and welcomed the vibrant relationship existing between Christchurch and Sopa-gu in education. Attendees at the ceremony included the students and their families, Principals of the schools of the recipients, officials from the Songpa-gu Office and Mary Johnston from Merrin School in Christchurch.
Representative Park In-sook who is a member of the Education Committee in the National Assembly and whose constituency is Songpa A also attended the ceremony.