Taiwanese student raises funds for Orchid Island in Holland

Want China Times
Date: 2015-08-04

A group of foreign students in the Netherlands, led by a young woman from Taiwan,

Members of the cycling group pose for a photo. (Photo/Yang Ching-wen)

Members of the cycling group pose for a photo. (Photo/Yang Ching-wen)

recently raised €500 (US$548) for education on Orchid Island, by cycling around the south of the country.

“It is not much, but it shows how much we care,” said Yang Ching-wen, who is studying an MBA at Erasmus University in Rotterdam and organized the July 30-31 cycling event that took participants to The Hague, Delft, Leiden and Gouda.

“The idea occurred to me after I read an article about education on Orchid Island sent to me by a friend online,” explained Yang, who also visited the island to the southeast of Taiwan.

Motivated to help countrymen in need, Yang asked eight of her classmates from Japan, South Korea, Brazil, India, Bolivia, Peru and Holland to make the journey with her after the school semester ended.     [FULL  STORY]

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