2016 Changhua The Opening of the “Light Up Dreams of Art” Project
For the purpose of providing the artistic resources and create an impact for the schools and children in Changhua, Good Way sponsored the “Light Up Dreams of Art” project started by Aaeon Foundation. The origin of Good Way’s CEO, Robert Tsao, is Changhua; therefore, Good Way and Aaeon invited five schools from Changhua to participate in this project, which aims to enhance the children’s ability to appreciate art and plant to the seeds for art in these students.
On October 4, 2016, the Opening Ceremony of the “Light Up Dreams of Art” hosted in Yuying Elementary School began with the performances brought by the energetic little drummers from Luoqing Elementary School and the adorable little dancers from Yuying Elementary School.
On the two aisle of the chairs were the little guides who explained the meanings and techniques of the illustrated books. These books were sent to the five schools in advance for the children to read. These little book guides are the students from Yuying Elementary School. They must have read and practiced many times before their debut today. The guests were very impressed with these little guides of art. The guests who attended the Opening Ceremony were the Deputy Magistrate of Changhua County, the Director of the Education Department, Chairman and CEO of Good Way, Chairman and CEO of Aaeon, as well as the principals of the five schools of the project.
The Deputy Magistrate, Mr. Chen, said, “The Light Up Dreams of Art project has brought influence to the artistic education in Changhua. The project brings arts to the children in the remoted areas, for them to see, learn and understand, and therefore enhance their ability to appreciate arts. Moreover, the project also brings a lot of resources for the teachers to apply on their teaching. I hope the five participating schools will become the leaders of other schools to spread the seeds of the art in Changhua.”
Robert Tsao, the CEO of Good Way, also expressed, “We want to give back to the society, so we are very glad to have this opportunity to participate in the Light Up Dreams of Art project. We also appreciate very much the assistance of the government and the schools of Changhua County. There are many routine classes in schools, but less focus on physical education or art. With the change of this generation, every child has different potential. So when we have the ability to open a door for them, to provide them the opportunity to try different things, we should do it. Maybe there will be another Da-Cien Chang or Picasso in Changhua in the future!”
Mr. Chuang, Chairman of Aaeon, expressed, “There are many countries in Europe. Despite their size of the nations, they are very powerful. I can see that from the local people’s ability to appreciate arts. I thank every principal and teacher to bring the resources to Changhua to enhance the children’s ability to appreciate art. I also thank Mr. Tsao to bring resources back to his origin to expand the children’s vision. ”
Introduction of the Light Up Dreams of Art Project
With the four activities below, we hope to bring artistic resource to the schools and communities in remoted areas. Let art enter the lives and education of the area.
After the Opening Ceremony, the five schools below shared their usage and status of promoting art with the artistic resources provided in their schools. They also shared their method of selecting the students for the Explore Arts in Taipei Trip. The attendees were very touched by the change of the students and the schools because of their new passion for arts.
2016 Light Up Dreams of Art @ Changhua
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