Government Information Office (GIO) Director Lin Chia-lung (
At a press conference, Lin also formally accepted a donation by Wanhai Lines (
Together with the GIO, five major dailies and 14 TV stations will organize an event at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in the afternoon on Jan. 15 to further promote the campaign. The event will feature an evening concert which, in an unprecedented move, will be simultaneously broadcast by all local TV stations.
According to an estimate cited by local media, a child in Southeast Asia needs NT$1,000 per month. With the campaign scheduled to continue for three years, each child will require NT$36,000, and 10,000 children will require NT$360 million, which also is the campaign's reported goal.
Half of this sum will reportedly come from the donations currently received by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, making the target sum to actually be collected through the campaign NT$180 million.
The GIO said the non-profit organizations World Vision Taiwan (
The children will then write to the supporting families, who can arrange a meeting with the child through an NGO if they wish to do so.