2016 Starlight Goodwill Ambassadors Kick Off Tour in Houston

PHOTO: Ed White Elementary School students pay attention to the Starlight’s performance

The Starlight Goodwill Ambassadors from Taiwan is a program aimed at forming global friendship and cultural exchange with students around the world. This program is operated jointly by the MMC Starlight Group of company and Starlight Education Foundation, in direct partnership with many public schools in Taiwan. The core value of this program is to enhance the ability of students to interact with people around the world in English thereby elevating their future international competitive edge.

The Starlight Goodwill Ambassadors, including 40 students aged 8-16 from 15 different schools and their teachers and parents, visited Houston from April 26th to the 29th, before their trip to join the St. Louis Storytelling Festival. They also took this opportunity to visit Ed White Elementary School and Sharpstown International School.

Sharpstown Principal Mrs. Thuy M. Le-Thai and Ed White Elementary Principal Ms. Paulette Caston each signed a respective Memorandum of Understanding alongside Taiwanese Hui Wen Elementary Principal Chin-Mei Tseng.

The Houston Independent School District is one of the most diverse school districts in the United States and, as such, has always encouraged and welcomed global educational interaction and collaboration. HISD is happy to see the intention to deepen partnership between educational institutions in Taiwan and Houston.

Based on the strong partnership between the Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston and HISD, we anticipate further connection and interaction will commence after these formal visits, and the signing of the MOU.

April 28, 2016
Education Division of TECO in Houston