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Arts & Crafts, Indigenous People, Long Term, Music, Proficiency Level Five, Proficiency Level Four, Proficiency Level One, Proficiency Level Three, Proficiency Level Two, Youth

2012 Ongoing Program: Musicans/Artists/Creatives Volunteers (TaoShan, Hsinchu Area)

After the success of Malinda Schultz’s Wufong Project that raised the funds to build a community center in TaoShan (in Hsinchu) that supports the indigenous community especially the kids there, we are looking to kick off programs for the local youth. The center will not be ready until 2013 but there is no reason why the children should have to wait – nor should you have to wait till 2013 to be able to get involved now!

由馬琳達˙蘇茨( Malinda Schultz)所領導的五峰計畫十分成功,並順利募得重建桃山活動中心的款項,也期盼能幫助當地原住民─特別是原住民孩童─的生活。目前,我們希望能為當地青少年族群開設一些藝術創意課程;雖然活動中 心預計 2013 年才完工,但是我們希望課程能盡早開始。原住民孩子不須等到
2013年 你也不需要等到 2013 年,現在就開始吧!


WHAT WE NEED: We are looking for a rotation of passionate volunteers that can come up for a Saturday early afternoon course related to more arts and crafts workshops for the kids. This can be a long term (once a month or over a weekend) or a one-time volunteer opportunity although I’m sure after the first time you head out there, you’ll be joining us again.

Some ideas:

* Guitar 吉他 * Drumming 擊鼓 *Painting 藝術,畫畫 * Photography 攝影 * Cooking/baking 烹飪/烘烤 * Video/film making 視頻/電影製作 * Website design 網站設計 * Computer skills, as appropriate 計算機技能

Just in Taiwan for a few months and haven’t been able to get out of Taipei? This is the ideal opportunity to get out to Hsinchu and up in the mountains for some greenery. After the workshop there’s plenty of trails to walk around and spend the night in a hostel up in the mountains. If weather permits so that you don’t boil to pinkness, hot springs are abound too in this gorgeous setting!

TASK: Share your knowledge, whether it be arts, baking, cooking, magic, or offering basic music workshops! There are dozens of kids in all ages and we can sort out additional volunteers to assist you and make this a fantastic project for all. We’ve had people volunteer before and they’ve walked away with an amazing experience to have been able to show the youth their skills!

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: Level 1 – lessons in English actually quite preferred even.

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All images courtesy of Jon Burke Photography 所有照片由Jon Burke 提供

LOCATION: TaoShan Township, Wofong, Hsinchu County. The rough location and one of the spots where we will currently host the course will be at the generous Catholic Church here

For folks living outside of Hsinchu, we take the HSR to Hsinchu Station and then split a cab up, or otherwise we take the bus up. Last bus down is 4:30pm. We can sort out the logistics and carpool.

WE NEED your details! Please provide the below when emailing us:

1) Name / Contact Details 姓名/聯絡方式
2) Where do you live? 目前的居住地
3) What is your primary language? What degree of Chinese fluency? 母語為何?中英文程度為何?
4) What type of class will you teach? 您想開設何種課程?
5) Materials/Equipment/Facilities do you need? 需要的材料/工具/設備?
6) Estimate duration of class? 預估每堂課時數為何?
7) Is there age-appropriate level for the course? 課程是否適合特定年齡對象?
8) Classes will be on weekends, most likely Saturdays. When will you be available (Aug, Sep, etc)? 課程多在週末舉行,基本上是禮拜六上課。請問您什麼時候可以開始上課


Please contact myself or if you are proposing music courses, the Rangi Association here and we can discuss further timing and logistics! Exciting!



Past Art Workshop here and Photography Workshop here ; my last two workshop with “Mad Scientist” here and Stop Motion Film course here. Auctions of the projects by the kids aided in the building of the Youth Community Center that will be unveiled early 2013.

Rangi Association FB 人跡協會 Facebook 點此 here
Rangi Association Mission Statement: To establish, foster and enhance relationships between the ex-pat community and the indigenous of Taiwan through positive and character building good deeds.


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