More than 20,000 CYCU Students Served as Social Volunteers to Practice University’s Social Responsibility
CYCU in Taoyuan City has been dedicated to promoting the University’s social responsibility permanently and encouraging teachers and students to provide service to the society and world physically. CYCU not only executed public welfare activities in mountain and rural areas but also provided the overseas volunteer services in South East Asia, Central America and South America. It has won a gold prize and two bronze prizes from Ministry of Education and received a total of 3 honors for the Outstanding Volunteer Award by group/individual by Taoyuan City Government.
The CYCU teachers and students provided services to the society and world physically, and also continued to execute the public welfare projects in such rural areas as Fuxin Township of Taoyuan, Hengshan Township of Hsinchu and Zhoulan Township of Miaoli, and even engaged in overseas volunteer services in Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and Salvador and other countries in the Central and South America.
Meanwhile, CYCU has also won the five major awards from Ministry of Education and as the excellent Service-Learning school, excellent course teaching plan, excellent teachers and excellent administrative staff. All of these reflect the abundant results received by CYCU after promoting the Service-Learning and upholding the University’s social responsibility permanently.
Since 2008, CYCU has started to promote the professional Service-Learning and encouraged students to participate in overseas service to develop their global view. This year, the Cambodia volunteer group which won the golden prize for the youth overseas peace volunteer group inherited the senior’s service experience for 8 years trained the village youth teachers via the “Village Seed English Teacher Workshop”.
The student of Department of Electronic Engineering, Wang Si-Han, revealed that when she engaged in the service, a Cambodia teacher once said that “I hope that my students and students from cities may have the equal chance to receive education”, and what the teacher said made everyone realize the influence rendered by teachers’ training. Myanmar overseas volunteer group and Salvador overseas volunteer group also won the bronze prize both this year.
The “Creative Service with Care Design” team, which won 3rd place of the Outstanding Volunteer Award, was led by Teacher Chen Li-Yu and Teacher Lin Wen-Chi of Department of Interior Design. The team has constructed the hope classroom in Qehuy Tribe, Fuxin District, Taoyuan successively since 2010.
The team also assisted Carpenter’s House in Zhongli District in building the community public welfare coffee shop, reconstructing the environment of LOHAS Preschool, and improving the access-free environment of Ai Jia Development Center in Pingzhen District. The team even helped the aboriginal elementary school in Fongbin Township, Hualian County produce lockers with the recycled materials from the graduation exhibition once.
A team member, the sophomore student of Department of Interior Design Chen Ying-Chieh, indicated that the meaning of care design should reside in verification of the users’ actual needs. The physical practicing in real life may help improve the disadvantaged group’s living environment and will make the profession in design more user friendly and heartwarming.
CYCU is used to encouraging its students to care the society with their professional knowledge. So far, it has organized 447 professional Service-Learning courses for departments/graduated schools. More than 20,000 teachers and students participated in the Service-Learning physically and practiced the University’s social responsibility to extend the positive energy from more young people from schools to the society and from Taiwan to the world.
In order to enable the local children in Cambodia to receive English education, CYCU will send a volunteer group to provide services locally in summer vacation of each year. Photo/provided by CYCU
The “Creative Service with Care Design” team consisting of teachers and students of CYCU Department of Interior Design is improving the access-free environment of Ai Jia Development Center in Pingzhen District. Photo/provided by CYCU
The CYCU “Creative Service with Care Design” team is helping the physically and mentally disordered family repair housing in the mountain tribe, Fuxin Township, Taoyuan. Photo/provided by CYCU
CYCU encourages its students to care the society with their professional knowledge and extend the energy from more young people from Taiwan to the world. Photo/provided by CYCU