Rotary International held a ceremony at the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts to showcase the results of an English language program for children in remote areas. The online learning program has been ongoing for almost 11 years and its teachers are students at the high-school level. The event on Friday was an opportunity for them to finally meet their students in person. Let’s hear from the organizer.
Rotary International District 3510
We have brought together 600 or 700 students and teachers from Kaohsiung, Pingtung and Taitung, giving them a chance to show their progress and make friends. We’ve been promoting our online English language classes for almost 11 years. There’s students from 50 to 60 schools in the area. The students and teachers can get together and form connections and friendships. It’s very meaningful.
At the event the students sang songs in English and danced along to music, showing all the language skills they have acquired. The program is an attempt by Rotary International to bridge the education gap between rural and urban areas. Together with the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, it hopes to promote art and literature in remote towns and get children interested in the humanities.
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