By: Liu Kuan-ting and William Yen
Taipei, Aug. 12 (CNA) A nonprofit organization founded by Taiwanese students
studying in the United States has been active in trying to raise awareness of the education gap in Taiwan’s rural areas and get more involved in teaching children in those areas.
Ko Han-wen (柯涵文), a co-founder of the Students for Taiwanese Educational Progress (STEP), told CNA in an interview that the idea behind the group was motivated by the sizable education gap between rural and urban areas she noticed during her high school days in Taiwan.
After starting her studies at the University of Southern California, the 20-year-old Ko said she hoped Taiwanese students in the U.S. could be made aware of the education problems in Taiwan’s rural areas and have the opportunity to return to Taiwan to lend a helping hand.
That’s why she established STEP with a number of friends who were also studying in the U.S., she said. [FULL STORY]