SE in Taiwan
Helping and Empowering Single Mothers
Lily of the valley, or ling lang in Mandarin, is a flower that blooms as the snow melts, symbolizing the return of happiness. Yunlin County Women Protection Association empowers single women to join the workforce and to help families in need.
Building a Home for Homeless Women
Statistics show that the male to female ratio of homeless individuals in Taiwan's major cities is about 10 to 1. However, there are virtually no institutions dedicated to helping and housing homeless women. Many homeless women have no choice but to bear the risk and take shelter along homeless men or stay out of sight in society, which prevents them from being noticed by various institutions. Taichung City Good Samaritan Women Concerns Association decided to create a home for homeless women. Their belief in this mission continues to this day.
Former Addicts Speak Out
Tainan Prison Inmate Outreach Association pointed out that compared to dogmatic drug prevention campaigns in the past, to have former addicts share their personal experiences with students and community members; recount and analyze their life stories; and talk about the terror of drug addiction is easier to understand and accept, as well as more effective.
Morning Dew Glistening in the Sun: A New Life Kindled by Love
At Chao-lu Rehabilitation Farm of Taiwan Lourdes Association, the bright sun guides these helpless people to rebirth.
No More Heartbreak
“After these youths stepping out of juvie, the first call they receive changes their lives. The association’s job consists of settlement and career guidance, as well as preventing rehabilitated youths from further crime committing, so that prevent them from the adult judicial system after they turn 18 and will inevitably be marked with a criminal record”, said Chen Yan-Chun.
Come and have fun in Ca'wi Community
Remote towns in Taiwan face population aging and youth emigration. Without enterprises devoting funds to a rural area, how are young labors willing to stay in their hometown? He Jun-Xiong is one of the young men like a stray bird returning to his hometown. He leads people at the Ca’wi Community Development Association to build sightseeing attractions in the tribe. He succeeds to help people in his tribe make money and further bring Ca’wi into sharp focus in Hualien.