Make Folk Art to light up Xiu-Shan Community !
Description: Xiu-Shan Community is located in Taichung City, and it’s the place which near Da-Du mountain. Xiu-Shan community is not in the countryside of Taichung City, 60 percent of the residents here are farmer, and mostly growing wheat, rice, or other kinds of grains. Six years ago, some science industry started to construct factories in our community, so we hope that people who belongs to young generation can be back to here. Because of aging society, most of the residents here are elders, and they don’t devote themselves in community. With the participation of international volunteers, we hope that we can encourage the residents to be more concerned for this community, and we also hope that we can have different culture exchange during this workcamp.
Type of Work: 1.To encourage elders participating activities in community. Our community hold a health promotion activity per week, we hope that we can let volunteers lead elders to experience different cultures, let the elders are interesting in different things. 2.To making “Lion Head” creativily, so that we can exchange different cultures, and co-work with local people to paint on the “Lion Head”. 3.With Martial Arts teacher and process making teacher, international volunteers and local volunteers can make “Lion Head” together, and we will learn how to act with “Lion Dance”. Show it up !! 4.Volunteers will harvest some kinds of vegetables and fruits, and cook for meals and enjoy meal with elders together.
Accommodation: We will live in community center in local. Volunteers need to bring toiletry and summer sleeping bag by themselves. Rest room and kitchen for open volunteers. If you want to cook, you can buy vegetable or meet in the market near community.
Language: English, Taiwanese, Chinese Madarin
Requirements: 1.Interested in or good at folk art, music, dancing, painting, etc.. 2.Be willing to learn new things. 3.Volunteers need to bring traditional/folk clothes, traditional toys , musical instruments of your countries.
Approximate Location: Xiu-Shan village, Daya Dist., Taichung City. Our community is within 30mins away from Taichung International Airport by bus.
Google Map Link：https://goo.gl/eTmPLR
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