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TW-VYA 7.2406 TAIWAN Wuqi District Art / Cultural heritage / Work with children 10/08/2024 19/08/2024

Puppet Show with Kids!

This project is part of the SCI North South Programmes. Volunteers should be 20 years old, have previous volunteering experience and take part in the Preparation Workshops organised by their sending branch. More details from your sending branch.

Camp code:

TW-VYA 7.2406


Taiwan, Republic of China

Start Date:

10 Aug 2024

End Date:

19 Aug 2024


7: Children and youth

Work Types:

Art / Cultural heritage / Work with children

Number of volunteers:


International age:

18 - 99

National age:

18 - 99

Required Language:



Description: The Taichung Coast region is a vibrant hub of folk activities. This event aims to provide participants with the opportunity to learn and experience puppetry and traditional cultural activities. Participants will complete puppet making and traditional cultural experience through tasks such as accompanying children and cultural tours. The event will also allow participants to experience the local customs and traditional cultural festivals of Wuqi Town, and gain a deeper understanding of the history and culture of the region.

Type of Work: 1- To learn the art of handmade puppetry and performance. 2- Connect with children and teenagers to delve into local history, then bring it to life through a puppet show. 3- Collaborate with a local group to orchestrate the festivities of the Ghost Festival.

Study Theme: No.

Accommodation: Accommodations for the event are in an accommodation owned by the community, with shared rooms and wooden beds. Participants need to bring their own sleeping bags and mosquito repellent. The community will provide meals every day, If you have special needs, you can ask. Participants can also try delicious food in Wuqi, especially seafood, during their free time.

Language: English & Chinese Mandarin

Requirements: We are looking for participants who are interested in puppetry, traditional culture, working with children, and traveling. We especially welcome those with experience in visual arts, design, local customs, and child development.

Approximate Location: Wuqi District is a plain situated between the Dajia and Dadut rivers, with Qingshui District to the north, Shalu District to the east, Longjing District to the south, and the Taiwan Strait to the west. The current coastline is formed by Taichung Port, and as a coastal town, its history is closely tied to the prosperity of the harbor. Formerly known as "Bamboo Raft Cave" and "Wuqi Port," Wuqi is located to the west of Qingshui Mountain, in Qingshui District, and is also referred to as "Aoxin."

Google Map: https://reurl.cc/7786oy

Notes: No.

EXTRA FEE: 50 euros