Sunflower Girls arrive at Tamsui after 54-day kayak trip
Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2014-08-23 09:05 PM

A group of 17 girls aged under 18 spent their summer vacation by moving across water around Taiwan with kayak and finally completed this tough journey Saturday after arriving at the final destination Tamsui, New Taipei City. Organized by several local non-profit organizations dedicating to helping underprivileged children, the 54-day kayak journey was designed not only to draw people’s attention to the dire need of a well-support education as well as real guidance for underprivileged children but also to teach these girls to build up self-confidence in the face of a variety of adversaries over the sea as they have been through in their dysfunctional families.

During the journey, these girls were accompanied and encouraged by over 100 volunteers from City People Foundation. These amazingly brave girls shared their stories after arriving at Tamsui and embraced each other to feel this touching moment, a grand victory of overcoming challenges. New Taipei City officials, Amway Hope Maker Charity Foundation manager, and retired famous athlete Chi Cheng joined the welcoming ceremony to give hugs to girls, saying they are proud of these girls, who are called “Sunflower Girls” for their courage and audacity to hope.

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