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12/13/2017.Wenzao Held a Charity Market and Carnival to Benefit Social Welfare Groups

發布日期 2017-12-13 11:42:00

 


 

Wenzao President Shieu-ming Chou (second from the right) and Wenzao Student Union leader Chloe Ko (second from the left) sounded a gong at a ceremony to mark the opening of the charity market and carnival.

Photographer / Mr. Yen-ting Tung

 

December 13, 2017

【News release/ Public Relations Office】

 
     Faculty and students of Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages brought some warmth to winter with a charity market and carnival on December 10th. Teachers and students poured care and creativity into their stalls, curating an array of exotic foods that delighted the crowd. Proceeds from the sale were divided proportionally and donated to social welfare organizations. In the evening, Wenzao hosted a Christmas tree lighting at its outdoor field, with hundreds of teachers and students working together to form a giant star, holding mobile phones and flashlights up to the night sky. A giant Christmas tree, measuring 14 meters or 3.5 stories tall, was lit during the ceremony as teachers and students heralded the holiday season.

 
     This year, Wenzao had nearly 90 highly original stalls set up by faculty and students. To attract customers, the students pulled out all the stops, throwing themselves into creative work on everything from the menu to stall designs. In addition to the traditional Taiwanese snacks and indigenous delicacies, the market served up foods from Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and Macau, the hometown specialties of some of Wenzao’s international students. These international foods were an exciting attraction, drawing long lines not only of Wenzao’s staff and students, but also members of the community. The event also offered a haunted house, the classic night market game of balloon darts, a Japanese yukata dress-up experience, virtual reality games, a second-hand goods bazaar, and other entertainment that made the day both delicious and fun.

 

     Ursuline sisters sold small boutiques from around the world at one stall, while faculty sold homemade soaps at another. All across campus, teachers and students were offering up their goodwill. College students in Wenzao’s program for senior citizens and rural small-scale farmers also joined the charity sale, selling clothing and agricultural products. At the end of the event, faculty and students donated their net profits to charities in need.

 
     This annual celebration was held in commemoration of the martyrdom of St. Ursula. Since 1968, Wenzao has celebrated its founding with a charity market and carnival in the Ursuline spirit of helping the weak and the poor. The event encourages Wenzao’s faculty and students to give in order to get something better in return, and by loving and serving, to lead a movement of goodwill in the community. Not only did visitors from nearby communities come to attend the event, but Wenzao alumni from afar also flocked to the campus in a show of love and support. The Kaohsiung alumni association set up its own stall of creative and cultural goods, making a contribution to the cause while revisiting an unforgettable school-day memory.

    

  

Photographer/ Olivia Hsieh

 

Wenzao’s Chinese Music Club performed at the charity market and carnival.
Photographer/ Mr. Yen-ting Tung 

Wenzao’s HipHop Club performed at the charity market and carnival.

A “techno” San Tai Zi dance by students of Kaohsiung City’s Ximen Elementary School.
Photographer: Mr. Yen-ting Tung 

Wenzao President Shieu-ming Chou delivered a speech at the opening ceremony.

Wenzao President Shieu-ming Chou (left) presented a framed certificate of

appreciation to Ximen Elementary School principal Hong-zang Wang (right). 

These Wenzao students sold cotton candy and sandwich biscuits.

Wenzao students cooked up a feast. 

Faculty and students worked hard to set up creative stalls for the charity market and carnival.

Wenzao students set up stalls to sell food. 

Business was booming for these purveyors of fried instant noodles.

This carnival offered plenty of entertainment, including the carnival classic of balloon darts. 

Members of the public participated in charity market and carnival in a show of support.

Wenzao faculty offered handmade soaps for sale. 

Some of Wenzao’s more senior students sold brand-new clothing and shoes.

Carnival-goers struck a pose after trying on kimonos. 

   Students served up Southeast Asian foods. 
Photographer/XE5A Eunice Wang

Dean of Student Affairs Jin-pei Chen (first from the right) and three of Wenzao’s “fashion ambassadors” were at the market with the 2018 “Wenzao Style” calendar, featuring the iconic school uniforms.
Photographer/XE5A Eunice Wang 

The Department of Digital Content Application and Management promoted its newly released campus security app at the charity market.

Director of the Global Alumni Association of Wenzao Ursula Yue (fourth from the right) oversaw merchandise procurement for the market’s special alumni stall, in support of Kaohsiung Alumni Association Director Wu Chun-min (fourth from the left), who initiated the undertaking.
Photo provided by the Office of Public Relations

Wenzao alumnus Chinlang Chou (fourth from the left) and her adorable triplets visited all the way from the United States. At the Alumni Center, the family was welcomed by Alumni Center Director Grace Jiau (fourth from the right), Chen Li-kuang (first from the left), and Public Relations Director Cris Cheng (third from the right).  Photo provided by the Office of Public Relations

The Kaohsiung alumni association sold creative and cultural products. 

Wenzao’s Alumni Center set up a booth to welcome former students.
Photographer/UE3C Long-yi Lai