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Charity Led by Angelo Koo Invites Children to Performance After COVID-19 Lockdown Eases in Taiwan

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A charity chaired by Taiwanese entrepreneur and philanthropist Angelo Koo invited 130 school children and teachers from rural Taiwan to one of the first performances at the National Taichung Theater. Angelo Koo currently serves as the chairman of the CDF foundation. He donated in his personal capacity one million surgical masks to New Jersey in April. He also donated masks to Japan in May through the KGI Charity Foundation.


Performers at the FengShen Baobao Troupe pose for a photo with 130 children and teachers from rural Taiwan after a performance at the National Taichung Theater. (Photo courtesy of the CDF Foundation)

 

Taipei, Taiwan (Merxwire) – A charity chaired by Taiwanese entrepreneur and philanthropist Angelo Koo invited 130 school children and teachers from rural Taiwan to one of the first performances at the National Taichung Theater after the government eased COVID-19 restrictions on indoor activities.

The CDF Foundation, along with the Taiwan-based China Life Insurance Co., invited the school children and teachers from three schools from the remote regions in Yunlin and Nantou counties to the performance by the FengShen Baobao Troupe, the children’s theater branch of Ming Hwa Yun, one of the most famous Taiwanese opera troupes in the world.

The show, “The Adventures of FengShen Baobao and Sun Wukong in the Underworld,” gets its inspiration from the story in the 16th-century Chinese novel Journey to the West where the Monkey King Sun Wukong visits the underworld and tampers with the Book of Life and Death to extend his life. The troupe integrated traditional Taiwanese theater themes with modern performance and used household names such as Sun Wukong to educate young audiences about the concept of death.

Ou Wen-liang, a teacher at the Yunlin County Guey-lin Elementary School, thanked the CDF Foundation and China Life Insurance Co. for inviting the children to a show that “incorporates life education in its plots and grasps children’s attention with its lively and interesting performance.“

Hsieh Cheng-xian, a teacher at the Nantou County Chiangliou Elementary School also thanked the foundation for taking the children to the National Taichung Theater and to the National Museum of Natural Science in the one-day trip, adding that many children in the group never visited these two venues before. “Rural schools really don’t have much resources. This opportunity is really helpful for us,” he said.

The CDF Foundation was founded by the China Development Fund Co. Ltd. to help disadvantaged children in Taiwan. Angelo Koo currently serves as the chairman of the foundation.

Angelo Koo is a key figure in Taiwan’s financial sector and a philanthropist. He donated in his personal capacity one million surgical masks to New Jersey in April. He also donated masks to Japan in May through the KGI Charity Foundation.

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