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.
In 2021, 1,754 individuals participated in the cultural transmission program, more than 172 teachers participated in the program. A total of 438 folk songs and 56 dance numbers, and a total amount of NT$ 4,635,283 was raised. Long-term supports have been provided to 30,000 children in ten groups.
TECO and corporate partners have continued to promote the project of “Exclamation mark” for 19 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.