The Ministry of Education has awarded the "Silver Quality Award" for the donation and promotion of educationThe Ministry of Education has awarded the "Silver Quality Award" for the donation and promotion of education

May 13.2023 | Author :

Our organization has had a long-standing collaboration with Taipei Medical University, sponsoring and promoting various public welfare programs such as shared meals and living spaces for the elderly and youth, assisting underprivileged students, providing medical services in remote areas, and organizing summer service camps. For the third consecutive year, we have received commendation from the Ministry of Education for our outstanding achievements in promoting education through donations, earning us the "Silver Quality Award." On May 13, Taipei Medical University held the "Gratitude Along the Way with You" appreciation and award ceremony, which was attended by Senior Officer Liu Mengfen on behalf of our foundation.

The foundation has integrated school resources with nearby communities to establish the "Active Aging" program. Diverging from conventional care centers, this initiative injects youthful energy by having gerontology health management students lead activities. These include teaching the elderly to use resistance bands for strength training, balance exercises, engaging in horticultural therapy, showcasing handicraft skills, and promoting cognitive hand-eye coordination. After the classes, participants eagerly anticipate the "shared meal," a time for relaxation during lunch where they can express care and share life's moments. Additionally, regular festive events are organized during occasions like the Mid-Autumn Festival and Dragon Boat Festival, significantly enhancing the atmosphere of care. This series of enriching programs successfully encourages solitary seniors to step out of their homes, fostering social interactions and a sense of community belonging.

Furthermore, the foundation and the university have jointly proposed the new concept of "Active Aging and Intergenerational Integration" by promoting "shared living between the elderly and the youth." This initiative allows young students and the elderly to live together, providing mutual assistance and companionship. This approach not only addresses housing issues but also strengthens emotional bonds between generations.

Annually, the foundation provides consistent sponsorship for the expenses and resources required for rural medical service missions and summer and winter service camps, bringing medical resources and knowledge to every corner in need. The Chang Yung-Fa Charity Foundation, together with Taipei Medical University, continues to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to eliminate all forms of poverty, ensure and promote healthy living and well-being for all age groups, guarantee equitable and high-quality education, promote lifelong learning, build inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable cities and communities, and establish diverse partnerships to collectively promote a sustainable vision.