Date: Dec 12, 2015
By: Luo Hsin-chun and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
Singer and actress Rene Liu (劉若英) paid a visit to a rural school in Pingtung
County and hosted a talk after reading a Facebook post by a high-school dean.
Two months ago, National Pingtung Senior Girls’ High School dean Huang Tsai-hung (黃再鴻), frustrated by numerous failed attempts to convince celebrities and intellectuals to visit his school, took his grievances to Facebook.
Hsuan wrote an article titled “Give the children in Pingtung a chance,” saying that Pingtung and Kaohsiung are on the same latitude, and that many writers and renowned people are willing to visit Kaohsiung, but are reluctant to cross the Gaoping River (高屏溪) into Pingtung, because they expect to be greeted by an “endless cultural desert.”
He said that if people were to give the children in Pingtung — who are in their own way kind of heart and brilliant — a chance, people would find that the children only lack the opportunity to improve themselves. [FULL STORY]