From 2013, the Foundation formed a strategic alliance and a platform for “transmission and education” by enlisting NPOs, enterprises, and individuals. All circles of society are encouraged to serve as “sponsors” for the Foundation’s programs which aim to pass down traditional indigenous music, dance, rituals, and cultural values. Furthermore, the Foundation encourages and supports tribal communities in their efforts to develop bespoke education initiatives with an equal emphasis on “culture,” “education,” “people” and “ethnicity.” Extended learning activities ensure ongoing cultivation and development of new talents, as well as continuing and disseminating the heritage of ethnic art and culture. The aim is to increase the development of knowledge and skills and elevate competitiveness. As of 2019, approximately 21,333 children of 10 different tribes have received long-term support and services. The Foundation supports 39 folk song, dance, workmanship, creativity, and fitness troupes, generating astonishing results in the fields of “traditional culture and art, education, and ethnic sustainability” (the program was therefore named “Exclamation Mark”).
In 2019, 1,637 individuals participated in the cultural transmission program, more than 165 teachers participated in the cultural transmission program, and the number of hours of cultural transmission program reached 8,347 hours including a total of 412 folk songs and 35 dance numbers, and a total amount of NT$ 8,690,756 was raised.
TECO and corporate partners have continued to promote the project of “Exclamation mark” for 18 years, and the “Exclamation Musical Dance" held annually has become the brand for the indigenous folk songs and symphony fusion presentation. The grand show organized once per year has attracted more than 2,000 audience to participate in the show, such that the social awareness and power cohesion is achieved and the learning energy of students is also created. The outcome of “Exclamation Mark” comes from the implementation of “cultural transmission education” , and the cultural transmission education is able to facilitate the group’s self-recognition and self-assurance, and it is also the main “drive” for the participation support from parents and seniors. In addition, the key to cultural transmission education is to have the leading, accompanying and guiding teachers to achieve continuous improvement and growth in various aspects of professionality, mission and passion etc
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