The CDF Foundation, chaired by Taiwanese entrepreneur Angelo Koo, recently cooperated with the China Life Insurance Company to sponsor 170 students to enjoy the performance by one of Taiwan’s most prestigious Taiwanese opera troupes.
Taipei, Taiwan (Merxwire) – The students from Changhua, Chiayi and Nantou visited the National Taichung Theater for “The Khun Island,” the latest creative work by the Ming Hwa Yuan Arts and Culture Group. The opera takes inspiration from a folk legend in Tainan, which told the stories of the turf wars and final reconciliation of the several Taoist deities presiding at the more than three-century-old Nankunshen Temple. Ming Hwa Yuan, founded in 1929, mobilized the whole troupe and used a 5,000 lumen laser projector to re-create the epic battles involving the deities and their troops.
“Nowadays students don’t have much contact with traditional opera. We look forward to help them experience the charm of traditional Taiwanese opera through this one-day art tour,” the CDF Foundation said.
The CDF Foundation is dedicated to helping underprivileged students in Taiwan. In additional to organization art tours, the CDF Foundation also runs a scholarship program for vocational high school students since 2017 and has helped more than 300 students over the years. The foundation also sponsored a 2020 summer camp organized by the National Taichung Theater for vocational high school students in performing arts classes or high school student interested in art management or performing arts.
“The goal of the foundation in recent years is to continue taking care of disadvantaged students, cultivating their competitiveness and helping them become the backbone of the society,” Angelo Koo said.
“I deeply believe that education is the most valuable form of investment,” Chairman Koo said.