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2014 Send Love to Kenya
Send Love to Kenya
Send Love to Kenya – Spread Love of Taiwan
Date: April 2-11, 2014
1. Chou Ta-Kuan Foundation, in response to the invitation from David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and COMIDO (Compassion & Mercy Integrated Development Organization) in Kenya, visited Kenya on April 2-11, to present the 17th Fervent Global Love of Lives Award to Daphne Sheldrick (founder of David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust), Mr. and Mrs. Chien Yun-Chung (founder of COMIDO), to appreciate their long-term humanitarian support and concern.
2. Chou Ta-Kuan Foundation invited Love Doctors Volunteer Group to offer volunteer medical consultation at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Maasai Tribe, and COMIDO. The Chou Ta-Kuan Children’s Ensemble, including Hsu Yu-Wei (performer with multiple disabilities), put on performances and shared their personal experience, and encouraged the poor children of the Kenyan slums to regain hope. Also, they gave Taiwan’s famous specialty Pineapple Cakes, a thousand of coats (coat in the daytime and quilt at night) and 400 recorders, so that the poor students and children from COMIDO and the slums could appreciate the love and warmth from Taiwan.
3. April 3: Visited Chinese Embassy in Kenya. Chou Chin-Hua (Founder of Chou Ta-Kuan Foundation) and Ambassador Liu Hsien-Fa organized exchanges on public service activities, and recognized that Taiwan and Mainland had their own strengths in resources. Thus, if the two sides could cooperate in African public service activities, a win-win situation could be created for the two sides.
4. April 4: Visited David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, presented awards, and offered free treatment and performances. In this award ceremony, apart from affirming the lifelong devotion of Daphne Sheldrick (found of David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust) to the Africa animal rescue, more importantly, the concepts of animal conservation and banning of ivory and rhino horn products were popularized to Taiwanese through the exclusive interviews of Pan Hsing-Hui, reporter with China Times.
5. April 6: Visited Massai Village, and offered free treatment and performances to the villagers. It is hoped to build a bridge for people of the two countries to know each other via Taiwan’s world-renowned medical resources and technologies, and to cement the friendship of people of the two countries.
6. April 9: Visited COMIDO in Mukuru kwa Njenga, presented awards, offered free treatment, donated supplies and put on free performances. Helped the COMIDO teachers and students to create a better learning environment through the caring supplies donated by different circles of Taiwan. Chou Tien-Guan (Head of the Chou Ta-Kuan Children’s Ensemble) and Hsu Yu-Wei put on free performances in order to encourage the students to see hope in the face of adversity. Finally, Chou Chin-Hua and Chien Yun-Chung planted trees of hope in campus, allowing the seedlings of love to grow and thrive in COMIDO.