As a warm-up for the grand opening of Small World Children’s Library, J&V 2000 Foundation cooperated with Taipei Municipal Library to host a English speech contest for the children in Taipei. The response was phenomenal. More than 1,000 kids aged from 7 to 15 had participated in the contest. This contest not only challenges their abilities of expressing English spontaneously, it also encouraged their elaboration of imagination and creativity..
This first extemporize English speech contest inspired the English learning systems in Taiwan . As high as 70% of the middle and high schools hosted their own contests since the following year. The official English speech contest was held by the Taipei Municipal Government since the following year too.