Sending Love to Taitung, Taiwan

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Living in an area like Silicon Valley has its perks but it also has its own faults. We all grew up in this affluent region where we had access to everything we needed anytime we needed it. If we wanted access to an education, all we had to do was sign up for classes. If we wanted more physical necessities like water or food, all we had to do was buy it. We never had to truly struggle and cope with the harsh world, and as a result, we failed to open our eyes to see how drastically different much of the world is. With these privileges in mind, GYP strives to help our members and the rest of our community understand the importance of helping others.

Being able to organize this concert made me realize how much time and resources was really used and that made me better realize just how privileged I am. Even having the luxury to hop onto a plane and visit the orphanage itself is an extremely lucky privilege. As a member of GYP for 4 years and event chair this year, I found my experience to be extremely rewarding and I can definitely see how I can reap the benefits of my hard work in this group. By utilizing the resources that we have available instead of hoarding things for ourselves we can break the cycle and help everyone move forward together.

I hope you will join us in our mission as we help ourselves recognize the privileges that we have as well as help other youth around the world dream big and become people they want to be.

Pravin Agrawal-Chung

                GYP Event Chair



Taitung Visit

 Visiting GYP members
(From left to right) Pravin Agrawal-Chung, Iris Wang.

  Event: Fundraising Concert "Sending Love to Taitung, Taiwan"
  When: October 16, 2022 at 2:00 PM
  Where: Center of Performing Arts, Recital Hall, Santa Clara University (at the corner of Lafayette and Franklin)
  Address 114 Franklin Street, Santa Clara, 95050

Concert Charter:

Coming soon!

                          Event outcome:  A fundraising concert raised $11,742.27 while incurring expense of $2,442.27, yielding a net amount of $9,300.00.

                                                              GYP remitted $9,300.00 to Kidsalive, Taitung, Taiwan. Donation acknowledgement is shown here.

Left to right: Pravin Agrawal-Chung, Navin Agrawal-Chung, Robin Yoon, Alwyn Wu, Adrian Wang, Iris Wang, Jaqueline Shan, Isha Kotalwar, Roksalana Patton, Jessie Ko, Andreas Patton

   Profiles of Team Members.

Adrian Wang,  T-shirt Designer   
Adrian is a 7th grader at Lawson Middle School. He started playing piano in 2nd grade, and this is his first year in GYP. He enjoys playing piano, trumpet and video games. He wishes that he could help those in need by contributing to GYP.

Alwyn Wu, Stagehand   
Alwyn is an 8th grader at Bullis Charter School. He has been playing piano since kindergarten at Kwan Music. This is his first year at GYP. Along with music he enjoys scouting, debate, baseball, tennis, and more! He is excited to have the opportunity to join GYP and learn to help those in need through music.

Andreas Patton,  Event Performer   
Andreas is in 8th grade. He has been passionate about piano for 9 years. He is very excited to participate in GYP to share his passion with music. He loves reading, drawing, and math. In his free time, he loves to hang out with his friends. He is so elated that he can spread his love of music while helping others in the process!

Iris Wang,  Event Performer, Treasurer   
Iris is a junior at Cupertino High who has been playing piano for 11 years. In the limited free time she has, she enjoys watching Netflix and baking desserts. The past three years in GYP have been very rewarding to her, and she continues to appreciate the opportunity to help others through music.

Isha Kotalwar,  Event Performer   
Isha is a junior at The Harker School. She has been playing the alto saxophone since 5th grade and has played in school jazz bands since middle school. This is her second year at GYP and she is excited for this opportunity to help those in need. In her free time she likes to read, watch/play sports (mostly basketball and cricket), and spend time with her friends.

Jaqueline Shan,  Event Performer   
Jacqueline is a freshman at The King’s Academy. This is her first year at GYP, and has played piano since age 5. Her favorite hobbies are dancing, drawing, doing math, and hanging out with friends and family.

Jessie Ko,  Event Performer   
Jessie is a sophomore at Monta Vista High School. She has been playing violin for 6-7 years now and has played piano since she was 5. This is her second year in GYP. She also likes arts and crafts, as well as watching TV. She is proud to be able to help many people through her music.

Navin Agrawal-Chung,  Event Performer, Soical Media Manager   
Navin is a sophomore at Monta Vista High School. This is his first year in GYP and he has been playing piano since he was 7 years old. He also loves to play sports like basketball, and likes to explore computer science. He hopes to use his music to help those who are underprivileged.

Pravin Agrawal-Chung,  Event Chair   
Pravin is a senior at Monta Vista High School and has been playing piano for 11 years. Other than piano, he also swims competitively. He also likes to cook and hang out with friends. This is his 4th year at GYP and is excited to help out the kids in Taiwan.

Robin Yoon,  Ticket Designer   
Robin is currently a sophomore at Monta Vista High School. He has been playing the piano for nearly ten years, starting from first grade, and has also been playing the cello since fourth grade. In his free time, Robin enjoys watching TV shows and likes to visit places with his friends. This is Robin's first year as a GYP member and he is looking forward to providing for the community through music.

Roksalana Patton,  Event Performer   
Roksalana is a junior at Lynbrook High School. She has been passionate about piano since she was in kindergarten and enjoys sharing her passion at GYP as she continues her third year in GYP. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her friends, draw, and be a listener on 7Cups. She is glad that she can help those in need through sharing music.