10th Anniversary GOH Hualien Office and Relocation Liturgy 2017/12/25
Group photo of GOH Hualien Office workers.

Over the last 10 years, the Garden of Hope Foundation (GOH) in Hualien has served more than 20,000 disadvantaged women and has accompanied them to go through the shadows of violence. Therefore, GOH Hualien Office on 25th October held “10th anniversary GOH Hualien Office and Relocation Liturgy”. Key local officials in Hualien were invited to give blessings and encourage GOH Hualien to continously use its small force in providing great help to disadvantaged women and look forward to the 20th anniversary.

There was an exhibition at the event to display the glass beads art works of GOH glass workshop from 2007 to 2017. The art works took inspiration from the warriors, Song of Taroko, feathers, and figurine totem series. In recent years, the workshop makes Peruvian knots, bracelets, anklets and other creative glass beads. Guests appreciated these art works and had a DIY chance after liturgy, to understand that a glass bead is not only mixed with sweat in heat, but women's tears. This combination is the opportunity to create the beautiful finished product.

The workers who had worked in GOH glass workshop in the past 10 years were invited to join the event as if they were returning to their parents' house. Although the current office is new to them, and there were many new faces, those moving memories slowly appeared like rising sea water. Director Qingping Zhu of Hualien office gave a presentation with a 10-year retrospective video in a warm and touching atmosphere. With laughter and tears, the event had the temperature to sublimate into unforgettable memories for all guests.

We hope to share the joy and excitement with everyone, and we encourage more people to support GOH Hualien Office.

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