TAIPEI (The China Post) — Delia Tseng (曾馨瑩), the wife of Former Foxconn chairman Terry Gou, along with the Yonglin Foundation (永齡基金會), a charity founded by Gou, announced on Monday plans to donate NT$3.5 million (US$114,980) to establish a music learning center for visually impaired children.
Tseng and her daughter celebrated their birthday on that day. For the occasion, they attended the press conference co-organized by the Yonglin Foundation and Taipei Parents’ Association for the Visually Impaired (台北市視障者家長協會) to express their support for visually impaired children and announced the plan to build a new music center.
Some visually impaired students and their families performed the song “You Are So Beautiful” during the event.
Tseng, who broke out in tears during the performance, said the professional performance was showing how hard the children have tried to prepare for it. She said she could feel the sincerity of the children.
Terry Gou also surprisingly attended the event to express his support.
However, Gou, who withdrew from Foxconn leadership in June and ran in the opposition Kuomintang’s presidential primary, declined to comment on his political career because “today is my wife’s birthday; I promised her not to talk about politics.”
He stressed that many people with visual or physical challenges are very capable of taking care of themselves, adding that what they need is only some more attention and assistance.
A spokesperson from Taipei Parents’ Association for the Visually Impaired said there are more than 56,000 visually impaired people in Taiwan, adding that vision is very critical for a human being when learning new things; thus, he calls for more assistance from the society.
The newly founded music learning center is expected to open in 2020 in Taipei City, according to Yonglin Foundation.