Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Liu Anting 劉安婷 - Teach for Taiwan

Liu Anting was born in Taiwan.  In 2008 she was admitted to Princeton University, the only one from Taiwan to do so.  While she was a Princeton student, she volunteered as a teacher in Ghana and Haiti, exchanged at Paris, interned for an NGO in Geneva, and researched in Cambodia.  Her final year thesis was the best of her class.  When she graduated in 2012, she got an enviable job at a major consulting firm.  

In 2013, she went back to Taiwan to start “Teach for Taiwan”, a non-profit organization dedicated to improve education in the countryside in Taiwan. Her TEDxTaipei 2013 talk can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n38D7DCDtbk

We need more young people like Liu Anting.  


Cyiu Chau said...

The title of that book is exactly what I have in mind.

StephenC said...

I am glad you say that. Please do not forget. I know you won't. :-)