In Taiwan with Holly Chen

Jan 03, 2012

Our team had a unique opportunity to visit two of our top Amway distributors in Taiwan who are doing some amazing work for underprivileged children in partnership with Amway Taiwan.

Holly Chen and Barry Chi have achieved the highest recognition possible within Amway and manage their business across 20 countries. Yet they took the time to travel to the southern edges of Taiwan to introduce us to programs that are having a significant impact on children in need.

The Hope School project, led by theologian and child education expert Dr. Huang, provides afterschool and summer programs to children who may not otherwise have access to enrichment classes like sports, language, music and field trips. Many of the children’s parents have moved away to larger cities to find work, and some are orphaned or abandoned. The Hope Schools we visited in Tainan and Taitung provide critical support for these children.

The places we visited were bustling, energetic and full of Amway distributor volunteers in red shirts. The caring reached out to the surrounding communities, where families, churches and schools became a part of nurturing and encouraging the next generation of Taiwanese leaders … one by one.

Below are a few photos from the visit. More of the story, including a video, will be coming soon.

 

Holly Chen using her past experience as a teacher to help students with their homework

 

One of many Amway distributors spending time with at-risk children in Tainan

 

Barry Chi working with a student, with Dr. Huang observing their progress

 

Baskeball and badmitton recreational time with Amway volunteers

 

Students in Tainan who attend afterschool programs

 

Students in Taitung taking part in a special education program for aboriginal children

 

Amway distributors, Hope School staff and children celebrate their time together

 

Thanks to Nadia Ding and Julie Wu for their contributions to this story, and to the program.

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