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TECO in Chicago attends 2018 HOBY World Leadership Congress Global Passport Activity

TECO in Chicago attends 2018 HOBY World Leadership Congress Global Passport Activity

HOBY was founded in 1958. Its mission is “to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation” and it conducts programs annually throughout the United States, for local and international high school students.

These include a World Leadership Congress that “takes students on a journey that explores personal leadership, group leadership, leadership for society, and global leadership, empowering students to develop their ideas and make a positive impact on the world. For eight days, [the] youth participants engage in leadership and team building exercises, participate in hands-on community service projects and learn from and speak with world class leaders in business, philanthropy, politics, entertainment, the media and more; all in a cross-cultural setting.”

This year’s World Leadership Congress was held in late July at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. It brought together 424 students from across the United States and around the world, including 42 Taiwanese high school students who were selected by the American Education Center in Taipei. In April, the HOBY team organizing the World Leadership Congress invited TECO in Chicago to participate in a Global Passport activity warm-up event for the congress on the afternoon of July 21.
Mr. David Dong and Ms. July Chen from TECO in Chicago took part in the Global Passport activity and promoted Taiwan. They had Taiwan’s flag, maps, pictures of significant locations, and tourist destination posters on display, and a Study in Taiwan stamp, lots of stickers, moon cakes, chocolates, rice crackers, different Taiwanese lollipops, postcards, pens, and brochures for all the participant students. It was a great opportunity to promote Taiwan, and share information and some of Taiwan’s culture, and snacks with future global leaders.

Photo:Interested students asking about Taiwan.