When the concert was over, the entire hall jumped to its feet and gave us a standing ovation," said Ching.
Formerly an elementary school science teacher, Ching had, to his family's distress, decided just the year before to try to make a living with what he loved best, his hula.
Yun University was originally founded in 1966 as Chien Hsin Junior College, expanded into Chien Hsin College of Technology and Commerce in 1994, restructured into Chien Hsin Institute of Technology in 1999, renamed as Ching
Yun Institute of Technology in 2000, and formally expanded into Ching
Yun University in 2003.
Gu Xiulian, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and Chairman of All China Women's Federation, local dignitaries and community leaders, Starbucks and China Soong Ching Ling Foundation signed a formal agreement which establishes a program to help improve access to education for disadvantaged youth and provide quality training for women teachers in rural areas.
By creating this program with the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation, which has done so much good work for children, we will provide tools and teacher training that will help children in rural China build brighter futures.