過完農歷年的第一場活動！ASALATO TAIWAN的Fuso老師還有毛怪老師跟著我們一起回到新竹五峰鄉的清泉部落，陪伴我們泰雅族的孩子玩環保手做ASALATO 。一大早孩子就聚集在文化中心等我們了！以前帶的孩子長大了，驚喜現身主動說要當我們的志工大朋友，看著他們分組協助陪伴小一點的孩子，真是太感動了！
Our first workshop after the lunar new years was at ChingChuan! Asalato teacher Fuso Chen led this along with Wayne Zheng. It was a different workshop from before, with many kids that have grown up with us since 2012 joined not as “kids” but as Big Friends, assisting others! Time has gone by in a blink of an eye and it was touching to see the friendship and compassion that had blossomed. English below.
老師 Teacher：Fuso Chen,鄭毛怪
大朋友Big Friends：張惠閔,Rita Yeh
Julie Shih | 歐寶惠 | 李文馨 | Sarah Milne | 捷式股份有限公司 | 黃素月 | 林士軒 | 黃嘉華 | 謝旻璟 | Kelly Lin | 蕭敬騰 | James Chen | Anonymous Marathoner | Stephen Suen | 私立育才國民小學 Kevin Dam
感謝 Thanks: 蘇美娟， 林育宏, 丁神父 Father Barry Martinson, 桃山國小, April Lala ,周文和,李威子, Joy An Huang, ASALATO TAIWAN
From conception to creation of the asalatos, Fuso once again hosted a wonderful class that kept the kids engaged. We then headed out to TaoShan Elementary School to make music out of these upcycled instruments.
Lunch was a delicious vegan mushroom risotto with BBQ flavored sauteed vegetables and pumpkin soup but that’s not all we had – we also made blueberry cobbler together with children. It was our first attempt and we figured that even if we failed, we would fail and learn it together! It came out beautifully and also served as the birthday cake (with candle) for one of our best friends in ChingChuan, a youth we’ve known since 2012.
Happy Birthday and just a stunning day to all. We are so blessed for friendships and in awe of what children, what people can do, when we believe in them and give them the chance to create.