Date: April 15, 2016
A national musical instrument bank, an innovation by the Ministry of Education,
was launched April 12 as part of efforts to ensure students in Taiwan enjoy equal access to music education.
The bank encourages musical instrument-makers, urban schools and the public to donate instruments for use by educational institutions in remote areas. The donated instruments will be refurbished and fitted with radio frequency tracking tags by the music faculty and students at Taipei City-based Shih Chien University, one of the country’s highest-regarded arts departments.
In addition, a mobile repair service will be provided for large instruments unable to be returned to SCU for repair.
During the program launch, MOE Minister Wu Se-hwa said one his goals since taking over the portfolio in 2014 was expanding educational resources for students in remote areas. [FULL STORY]