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OLD HOUSE RENOVATION and CULTURE EXCHANGE IN XILUO | VYA-LMTV-XILUO-2302 | 2023-06-01 - 2023-08-31 | RENO, | Age: 25 - 40
12304;Project Background12305;Xiluo TownshipXiluo is a township located in the northeast of Yunlin County, in the middle of Taiwan. Situated in the Zhuoshui River alluvial fan valley, it gradually decreases from the east to the south. One of the most famous landmarks in Taiwan, the impressive Xiluo Bridge has stood on the river for 68 years, providing visitors with stunning views of the sunset.For those looking to experience typical Taiwanese culture and history, Xiluo s old street is a must-visit destination. Between 1925 and 1940, almost 200 western-style street-houses were built on Xiluo Old Street. The historical buildings on Yanping Road have witnessed the cultural development and business prosperity of Xiluo throughout the years. The Louyoung Culture and Education Foundation aims to protect these historical buildings and promote Xiluo s culture and art, ultimately improving the quality of life in the area.Visitors to Xiluo can learn Mandarin Chinese speaking and traditional Chinese Kung Fu, experience the Taiwanese Puppet show, learn handcraft skills, and even make friends with the local people. There is also an opportunity to visit the primary school for a culture exchange or to teach English, as well as attend the community college.To further enhance the dynamic of the city, international visitors are invited to join the social work. This opportunity provides not only voluntary work but also a fantastic chance for cultural exchange and learning about Taiwanese culture. Additionally, visitors can explore the area by visiting local artists, participating in local activities, experiencing ecotourism during their free time, and interacting with the friendly locals.Overall, Xiluo is an excellent destination for those looking to learn about Taiwanese culture, history, and art while contributing to the local community. Night view of the Xiluo Bridge The traditional Puppet show and musical Chinese Kung Fu handcraft experiencing12304;About the Xiluo street12305;Yenping old street underwent significant improvements to increase the comfort of its residents. The street was widened by 15.5 meters, with brick sidewalks on both sides, trees were planted, and power lines were installed. During the period of 1925-1940, many different styles of houses were visible on Yenping street. Today, there are 142 elegant houses remaining from that time, most of which were built a century ago.At that time, Yenping Historical Street served as the town center, a bustling street filled with various traditional shops. However, 15 years ago, many of the houses became vacant, resulting in a gradual decline in the economic activity of Yenping Street and its identity over the years. 12304;About the foundation12305;Louyoung Foundation was founded in 1995, by a group of enthusiastic local cultural figures, who first organised tour guide groups, volunteer groups, a scout community, the Louyoung puppet theater trou
Work: Xiluo LMTV workcamp is going to assist Xiluo Cultural Museum (Louyoung foundation). Volunteer need to do the daily house cleaning in Xiluo Culture Museum and backpacker house, help the foundation manage and update our social media, website, blog or Facebook. Volunteer has to maintain the backpacker house with comfortable living conditions. Volunteer will also do some gardening and join environmental community events etc-. Local volunteers will support international volunteer to run this project as well.For more informations of Louyoung Cultural and Educational Foundation and international workcamps, please browse:http://www.louyoung.org.tw https://www.facebook.com/louyoung.ngohttps://www.facebook.com/siluo.yenping.museum/ Description of Main Works: 61548;Culture exchange: Volunteer will be hosting guests and assisting various duties on the reception desk in a rotating base. Volunteer will experience the culture of Xiluo, such as kung fu, hand puppet shows etc. We expect the volunteer would merge these experiences with the culture of their motherland and carry out creative ideas. We would be very grateful for any web content inputs from the volunteer, such as videos, graphics, or podcast in social media for the Cultural Museum and community colleges. Of course, the volunteer will have to maintain the garden in the Louyoung foundation. (Something may be change, depend on your ability to arrange the work)61548;English Exchange in high school: The volunteer will have the opportunity to participate in English teaching in schools or help Community College. He/she will also help to translate some chapters and document. (Something may be change, depend on your ability to arrange the work)If volunteers are interested in creativity in the art sector, you are very welcomed to volunteer in our foundation. In this case, let us know your interest and we could work out a plan together, in terms of financial supports and networking with local artists.
Accomodation and food: 1.Accommodation is at 72ART House. The address is: 2F, No.72 Yenping road, located in town center. Volunteer can use bike for daily transportation and bus station, post office or 24h shop are just nearby. 2.A comfortable blanket and pillow will be provided so there is no need to bring a sleeping bag. 3.There will also be some pocket money , around NTUS dollar 6000, to support daily food. Volunteer can cook by themselves or enjoy the delicious local food in Xiluo restaurants. Internet is always available both in working place and accommodation. There is a washing machine and refrigerator in the accommodation. The weather changes a lot during the season, temperature could vary from 108451; to 328451;, so please bring suitable clothes.
Location: YUNLIN COUNTY
Location and Leisure: A traditional and typical Taiwanese town in Yun-Lin County, locating on the middle-western of Taiwan. 1hr to Taichung city, 2hrs to Tainan city and 3hrs to Taipei city by public bus. Google Map65306;https://reurl.cc/6NEXLVFree Day: Volunteers will have 2 free days per week on Monday and Tuesday only. Weekend is always the busy day to run the backpacker house and Souvenirs shop. It is not allowed to take day off during the weekend.Excursion, events organized by the foundation with local people, eco-tourism (optional), etc. 1hr to Taichung city and 2hrs to Tainan city by public bus.
Train/Bus station: Taichung International Airport
Requirements: 1.High motivation to learn and respect the local culture. 2.CGC (Certificate for Good Conduct) Application form 2 references from school or company basic Chinese is welcome3.Skype interview are request.4.Local host only offer limited insurance to cover third party accident, please make sure you have an insurance with you.
Extra Fee: .00 EUR
1.High motivation to learn and respect the local culture. 2.CGC (Certificate for Good Conduct) Application form 2 references from school or company basic Chinese is welcome 3.Skype interview are request. 4.Local host only offer limited insurance to cover third party accident, please make sure you have an insurance with you.
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