SAI recently participated in the “Dancing and After-School Care Class” at the Yunlin Center of World Vision Taiwan to provide more educational resources for disadvantaged children in Dapi Township, Yunlin, and donated scholarships for the two semesters of 2021 with an amount of NT$ 440,000. SAI put it into action to provide children in Dapi Township with a shortage of resources to have a safe and comfortable place. Under the guidance of tutors, they can complete their schoolwork with peace of mind; at the same time, they can cultivate children’s concentration and self-confidence by learning painting, sports and other talents. In December, Gary Huang, the executive director of SAI Fu-De Charity Foundation in Yunlin County, led the employees of the company to serve as volunteers in the after-school care class, and participated in activities such as painting, hand-crafting and educational board games with children , spend a pleasant afternoon with young children. The enthusiastic smiles on the faces of the children made SAI volunteers look forward to continuing to participate in such meaningful activities. SAI hopes to arouse the public’s concern for vulnerable groups by actively supporting various public welfare activities .
Participating in the after-school care class in Dapi, Xiao-xiu (pseudonym), who is in sixth grade this year, is a little helper in the class. Because Xiao-xiu’s father has been working out of town for a long time, Xiao-xiu and her sister can only be taken care of by grandma temporarily, but grandma is not in good health. Xiao-xiu always take the initiative to help with housework to reduce the burden on grandma, and she can complete schoolwork as scheduled in the class. She also often serves as the teacher’s little helper, and often assists the teacher in reading and handicrafts with other younger students. Xiao-xiu said shyly “In addition to completing my school homework here, I can also ask the teacher if I don’t understand something, and I can learn many different talents. I am very happy here.”
Another child, Zhenzhen, has participated in the after-school care class for the third year this year. Zhenzhen is taken care of by her grandfather, but the grandfather can’t help her academic needs, so she came to the after-school care class. Zhenzhen’s grandfather said “Zhen often couldn’t finish her homework and only can rest by late, which affects her performance in class the next day. Now she can take the initiative to complete her homework, and she has also begun to learn to arrange her own time after completing her homework. Seeing her progress makes me quite satisfied, happy and relieved.”
Hu Wan-wen. District Director of World Vision Taiwan Central Office, said “World Vision Taiwan has entered its 57th year in Taiwan and has long cared for the needs of children at home and abroad. In Taiwan, we have helped nearly 49,000 children. However, more often than not, we see that in addition to financial needs, companionship and uninterrupted care are the motivation and courage to support children and families to take the next step.” She sincerely invites the public to respond by regularly donating NT$1,000 per month to support student aid, so that the miracle of love can happen in the lives of disadvantaged children.