Date: Jan 08, 2016
By: Huang Liang-chieh, Hung Tin-hung and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporters, with staff writer
Kaohsiung’s Cijin Center for Preserving Sampan Boats, dedicated to Cijin
District’s (旗津) traditional craft, on Dec. 30 invited students from the Municipal Cijin Elementary School to learn shipbuilding, marking the center’s participation in the city’s cultural heritage educational program.
About 150 students from the school participated in a do-it-yourself demonstration of building the wooden boats.
Kaohsiung Bureau of Education Director Fan Sun-lu (范巽綠) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Kuan Bi-ling (管碧玲) also attended the event.
The center, formerly a dormitory compound for naval technicians, was established by National Sun Yat-sen University’s Department of Sociology and received funding from the education department and the Urban Development Bureau, with Kuan playing an important role as the project’s chief promoter. [FULL STORY]