Date: Jun 23, 2015
By: Chen Wei-han / CNA, with staff writer
A London-inspired guided tour led by homeless people to explore secret spots in Taipei’s Wanhua
District (萬華) has transformed the lives of many, including a contingent of homeless people and an information-technology engineer-turned social worker.
Tour founder Tseng Wen-chin (曾文勤) said she modeled the Taipei program on an unorthodox tour she took in London in 2013 — one of the “Unseen Tours” organized by a grassroots volunteer network — and that gave a view of the metropolis through the eyes of homeless people, who took participants into the city’s hidden corners to share their life stories and engage with local residents.
She said she was impressed and motivated by the experience and decided to reproduce it in Taiwan. [FULL STORY]