Our Founder

In 2001 Luke became a full time volunteer teacher in rural Taiwan. His life is now devoted to providing more improved educational opportunities to students in isolated areas. Luke has offered free English classes to students in his community for over nine years. He is also passionate about organizing a variety of free special events and activities for higher educational purposes in his community.

Luke currently spends his time directing several educational projects and managing a network of volunteers. Together they have amassed an impressive library of free educational resources for students. My Culture Connect has now began to connect classrooms across Taiwan to people all over the world, helping to break down barriers and build cultural understanding for all.

To know more about Luke, check out the 2014 International CyberFair Project by Wanghe Elementary School, Taiwan.

My Culture Connect founder, Luke Lin, was born in 1968 in rural Taiwan. He spent several years as an English teacher in the public school system, but wanted to do something more to impact students. With that vision, Luke decided to pursue his own goals.

In 2001 Luke became a full time volunteer teacher in rural Taiwan. His life is now devoted to providing more improved educational opportunities to students in isolated areas. Luke has offered free English classes to students in his community for over nine years. He is also passionate about organizing a variety of free special events and activities for higher educational purposes in his community.

Luke currently spends his time directing several educational projects and managing a network of volunteers. Together they have amassed an impressive library of free educational resources for students. My Culture Connect has now began to connect classrooms across Taiwan to people all over the world, helping to break down barriers and build cultural understanding for all.

To know more about Luke, check out the 2014 International CyberFair Project by Wanghe Elementary School, Taiwan.


SOLDIERS GROVE - Soldiers Grove resident Michael Dishnow may be a retired educator, but when you hear what he’s doing it doesn’t sound much like retirement.

Dishnow has partnered with a retired Taiwanese English teacher deeply involved with expanding English language instruction in rural Taiwan. In fact, Luke Lin has founded an organization to foster cross-cultural understanding, while also increasing proficiency in English. It’s called My Culture Connect.

Luke Lin received an award for making contributions to the education of Taiwan from the Minister of Education, Mr. Wu.

President Ma (left) and Luke Lin

My Culture Connect was founded in Taiwan on January 1st, 2009. It’s a not-profit organization that aims to enrich the culture and education of Changhua County. In Taiwan, it is known as Renshi (人師), which means role models or "people’s teachers." Our mission includes:

1. Training volunteer teachers to help in areas that lack educational resources.

2. Making free teaching materials and sharing them with students, teachers and schools.

3. Organizing study groups and promoting life-long learning.

4. Organizing contests, speeches and other educational events for students to participate in.

5. Increasing global understanding through English education.

We connect regularly with education leaders, local Taiwanese government officials, and business minded individuals to continuously grow and build the MCC network. While the majority of the program’s planning and operations exist in Taiwan, our volunteers and volunteer staff from around the globe play an integral part in the success of the organization.

The top education official Mr. Deng at the studio of My Culture Connect in Beidou, Changhua.

The annual meeting of My Culture Connect on Dec. 17, 2017