First party themed on "Project Hope" sweeps Shanghai Expo

15:44, August 26, 2010      

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"Congregating at the Expo—The Rural Singing Party for Project Hope," jointly held by The China Youth Development Foundation and the ENN Group, was staged at the Shanghai World Expo Park from Aug. 21 to Aug. 24. It has become the first performance with a theme centered on "Project Hope" at the Shanghai World Expo Park.

Project Hope is a Chinese public service project organized by the China Youth Development Foundation (CYDF) and the Communist Youth League (CYL) Central Committee. Started in Oct. 30, 1989, it aims to bring schools into poverty-stricken rural areas of China to help children whose families are too poor to afford to complete elementary school education. Through Project Hope, the CYDF has also sought to improve educational facilities and improve teaching quality in poorer regions.

A total of 216 students from the Hope Primary Schools in central and western China and 60 Taiwanese teenagers got together at the Shanghai World Expo to express their best wishes for the Shanghai World Expo by singing and dancing. They jointly interpreted the theme of "interaction between urban and rural areas" at the Shanghai World Expo.

The various art forms of the performances in the current party include singing, dancing, operas, musical instruments, Wushu and short plays. The performances highlight the regional characteristics and local cultures and are supported by modern and stylish elements. They reflect the cultural and ethnic characteristics of many minority groups, such as the Mongolian, Tibetan, Uyghur, Dong, Yi, Tujia, Qiang, and Zhuang ethnicities as well as the Bunun, Atayal Tribe and Paiwan ethnicities in the Taiwan region.

The Taiwan teens participated in the current "Rural Singing Party for the Project Hope," and come from three minority groups in Nantou County, Pingdong County and Taoyuan County of Taiwan. They performed traditional songs and percussion music with strong traditional cultural characteristics of Taiwan at the evening party.

By People's Daily Online


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