Chou Ta-kuan Foundation volunteers send love to Kenya
Central News Agency
2014-04-02 11:03 PM
Taipei, April 2 (CNA) A team of volunteers from Taiwan's Chou Ta-kuan Foundation left for Kenya Wednesday to visit impoverished children and an elephant orphanage in a bid to encourage more Taiwanese to sponsor charity programs in the east African country. Some of the 13 volunteers will take part in a medical mission during their visit, while others will perform music for their hosts. The foundation also plans to distribute 400 flutes and 400 boxes of pineapple cakes, a Taiwanese specialty, to children in need. It hopes to attract at least 290,000 volunteer sponsors to contribute to charitable causes in Kenya. At a press conference before the team set off, disabled ceramic artist Huang Ming-ta and Chu Yi-ting, a 16-year-old painter with leukemia, were both granted the foundation's "love of lives" awards. The foundation also opened a 12-day exhibition featuring works from the two artists that day in Taipei. A total 18 recipients of awards from 13 countries will meet in Taipei in October to host a series of charity events around Taiwan, the foundation said. (By Maia Huang)
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