Independent minds

The China Post
Date: May 12, 2017
By: Chris Chang

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Kon Wen Educational Organization (功文文教機構) is a leading

Tsai Hsueh-ni, the founder and president of Kon Wen Educational Organization has dedicated more than 40 years of her life to educating young generations for a better future. She has also donated 13 ambulances, 17 accessbility buses, 1 senior service and 1 school bus to Taiwan’s community.(Chris Chang, The China Post)

private tutoring organization, which has paved the way for Taiwan’s out-of-school mathematics teaching for the past 40 years.

How did they do it? The organization’s founder and president Tsai Hsueh-ni (蔡雪泥) shared with us the story behind Kon Wen’s monumental success. The following is an edited transcript of our conversation.

How did Kon Wen Education first come to be?

During my college years, I studied family studies and cosmetics in Japan for a couple of years, and that’s when I first heard of Kumon Method, or the seed of our Kon Wen, so to speak.

After coming back to Taiwan, I was a teacher for about ten years, teaching family studies and cosmetics at a few education institutes, such as the Chinese Culture University (文化大學), Shih Chien School of Home Economics (實踐家專) and Zhong-Shan Girls High School (中山女高), for about ten years.    [FULL  STORY]

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