Date: December 23, 2015
President Ma Ying-jeou said Dec. 22 that efforts of the government and
local community leaders have transformed Chin-ai Village in Nantou County and improved the lives of many youths in the area.
“The village is now a budding center for violin production as a result of two local elementary school teachers,” Ma said during a visit to the community in central Taiwan. “Their dedication has made a huge difference to the lives of residents.”
According to the president, the teachers Chen Pei-wen and Wang Tzu-chien started offering music lessons to aboriginal students in 2008 using four violins bought with their own money. “The pair later began training locals to produce and repair violins so more of their kith and kin could take lessons,” he said. [FULL STORY]