Sponsored Tunghai University Social Work Department service corps in Hualian tribes

Feb 02.2023 | Closing the Distance Between Cities and Rural Areas, Love Never Stops

Families in the city or with a decent income would often let their kids attend summer/winter camps for diverse extracurricular learning, whereas school children in remote rural areas, due to their disadvantaged social economic situations, often have fewer extracurricular resources and end up with low academic achievement and other social problems.

The subsidized the expenses of Tunghai University Social Work Department service corps in Hualian’s three tribes: Heping, Hezhong, and Heren 3 conducting hygiene education, math, language and games, small trips on school children of various age groups. The goal was to supplement their educational resources, increase these remote rural kids’ life experience and boost their learning motivation so as to reduce the urban-rural disparity.

Having taken part in the service corps, Lin as a student of Tunghai University thanked the Foundation’s sponsorship that allowed the students to take the kids in the Hualian tribes on an outing in Yilan. These kids rarely had a chance to travel because their parents were busy with work. So out of all the service provided, it is the outings that these kids most look forward to. “Also thank you to the Foundation’s long-standing support and encouragement so that we could keep running services in the tribes and build a relationship with them. On our return from the annual service corps, we could always hear our team members sharing what they have learned from the kids in the tribes which further substantiates our social work experience. Thank you for your support.”