My Homeless Tour Guide

My Homeless Tour Guide

See Taipei from a Different Angle

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My Homeless Tour Guide

My Homeless Tour Guide is supported by a non-profit organisation called “Homeless Taiwan” (芒草心協會).The program aims to train previously homeless people to be tour guides so that they can earn a living to look after themselves by providing walking tours in their familiar territories. The guides bring you to explore Taipei from different angles. By sharing their personal stories and previous life, they break down the public stereotype towards homelessness.

Highlights

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What will you learn from this tour?

– How did a homeless person survive over the years?

– Where do they get food?

– How do people treat them, help them, the experiences and stories throughout the years of being homeless?

– Lots of WHYs and HOWs: There will be time for questions and answers during and after the tour.

Feedback from Past Participant

“After joining this tour, I started to love myself and the world more and more day by day.”

I used hold on to the the belief of “Where there is a way, there is a will.” It wasn’t until this tour that I realized this might not be hold true. These guides I met worked extremely hard and yet wasn’t able to escape from the homeless life for a long time. Throughout the tour, I did a lot of self-reflecting. I tried putting myself in their shoes and imagined, with my limited knowledge, opportunities and network, what I can do? A big obstacle is society’s ingrained discrimination towards the homeless. After joining this tour, I become much more appreciative of what I have and who I am right now. I started to love myself and the world more and more day by day

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