‘Study in Taiwan’ Promoted at Australian National Multicultural Festival
The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Australia (TECO) has a long history of participating in the festival by setting up a stall with a Taiwanese theme to reach out to the community. This year, TECO invited a Sydney-based Taiwanese calligrapher, Kuan Te-Chi, to demonstrate calligraphy and promote the traditional culture maintained in Taiwan.
In addition to the calligraphy demonstrations, materials giving the latest information about Studying in Taiwan, about various scholarships offered by the Ministry of Education, about Chinese Learning Centres in Taiwan’s universities, and about Taiwan as a tourism destination were provided. The stall also displayed publicity material promoting the Taiwan Experience Education Programs (TEEP), a new program giving students to undertake short-term professional internships in Taiwan in conjunction with a number of universities there.
The Taiwan Stall at the NMF was organised by the Education Division at TECO in Australia and set up for one day on February 13, 2016 at the Civic Centre, where thousands of people and a selection of TECO’s officials, including Mr. William Lin, Taiwan’s Deputy Representative to Australia; Mr. Andy Bi, the Director of the Education Division at TECO; and education leaders such as Ms. Veronique Canellas, from the ACT Government’s Department of Education and Training, and Mr. Kenny Huang, Director of the Sydney Chinese Culture and Education Centre enjoyed the festival together.
Photo:Mr. Kenny Huang, Director of the Sydney Chinese Culture and Education Centre (right) with Taiwanese calligrapher Mr. Kuan Te-Chi (centre right), Mrs. Kuan (center left), and Mr. Andy Bi, Director of the Education Division at TECO in Australia (left).