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Business News (more headlines) 06-07-2014

CyberLink Sponsors Taiwan Aboriginal Violin Start-Up; Gifts Instruments To Myanmar Music Schools

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CyberLink Corp., an innovator in consumer multimedia software, announced that it will sponsor Chin-Ai Village in Nantou County, Taiwan, to produce ten violins that will be gifted to Myanmar music schools during the Myanmar Musical Festival later this month. The donation from the CyberLink Education Foundation, was made earlier during a ceremony at CyberLink headquarters in Taipei, and attended by the Chief of Chin-Ai village, Hung Wen-Chun.

Chin-Ai Village is situated 900 meters up the Nantou Mountain range in central Taiwan and is surrounded by the Aowanda Maple Forest. It is home to three native species of maple that are found only in Taiwan and which are used to create the violins. With an abundance of high-quality natural resources for violin production, the Atayal and Seediq Tribes of Chin-Ai have acquired the skills to build a range of string instruments as a means of improving the village's economy.

The ten violins will be presented to Huang Kai-Yin, a talented musician and the executive director of the Myanmar Music Festival.

"It's our honor to participate in the development of Chin-Ai Village. This sponsorship is not only to cultivate the local passion for music but also to aid the economic prosperity of the tribe," said Dr. Jau Huang, founder, chairman and CTO of CyberLink. "The objective of the CyberLink Education Foundation is to facilitate access to education and reduce inequalities that exist between socioeconomic groups both in Taiwan and globally, and it's exciting for everyone involved that we're able to take unique, locally made instruments and see them enrich and uplift another area of the world."

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