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Overseas Compatriot Youth Activities

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2021
02/02
Special Cultural Performance for Overseas Compatriots "Taiwan Reminiscence" Links Different Generations
Many overseas compatriots have returned to Taiwan and stayed during the COVID-19 epidemic. At 2:30pm on December 12, 2020 (Saturday), the Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) and National Taiwan College of Performing Arts (TCPA) held an arts performance featuring "Taiwan Reminiscence" at the Nanhai Theater of the National Taiwan Arts Education Center. With Taiwan's diverse culture as the base, the performance combined traditional acrobatics, dance, theater, arts formations and other performance forms, accompanied by Taiwanese, Hakka and indigenous music and Taiwan's diverse human and natural landscape; with sections including leaving home to look for opportunity, prosperous nostalgic city and bustling temple fair, the performance showed the audience various unique faces of Taiwan. Passing on Taiwan's cultural experience through this splendid performance was intended to arouse the memories of overseas compatriots who went out into the world to strive in earlier times and spark the curiosity of the younger generation about Taiwan's culture. The aim was that this cultural feast would display the diverse charms of Taiwan's culture and its burgeoning vitality as well as express the concern of the government for overseas compatriots staying in Taiwan during the COVID-19 epidemic. The performers interacted warmly with the audience during the performance and received a standing ovation from the 300-plus overseas compatriots.
2020
12/22
OCAC 2020 Overseas Compatriot School Student Mandarin Speech Contest Results Revealed
The OCAC 2020 Overseas Compatriot School Student Mandarin Speech Contest came to a successful conclusion on November 30, 2020 after three weeks of intense competition. The winning team was 〝Three little girls〞 from Brazil Associação Comunitària Eira de Ornan Shenghe Wenjiao; second to fifth places were taken by 〝Freedom Heroes〞from Northern Virginia Experimental Chinese School, 〝Boston Lobsters〞from Lexington Chinese School,〝Avangers〞from Fremont Chinese School,and 〝NZT〞 from New York Bilingual Education System, all of the US. The OCAC will present the winning teams certificates and prize money via their schools. This competition was the first time the OCAC has used technology to overcome spatial and temporal restrictions, allowing students at overseas compatriot schools worldwide to compete on the same platform. There were no limits on the number of times of participation online, scores were given immediately and the best scores automatically selected. After the event was announced, the response from overseas compatriot schools was enthusiastic; there 511 teams from 159 schools in 27 countries, with three people in each team and a total of 1,533 participants. Each team tried their best to get good results. Healthy competition between overseas compatriot school worldwide ensued. The most participation times by a team was 212, repeated practice producing outstanding results. Many overseas compatriot schools affirmed this competition and thanked the OCAC, believing it made Mandarin study more interesting and gave the students more confidence, encouraging them to boldly speak Mandarin; it can also serve as reference for the adjustment of the schools’ teaching and teacher training in future and enhance the standard pronunciation course training of local teachers, having a positive significance for overseas Mandarin teaching. They hope that the OCAC holds this event again in the future. The OCAC states that since OCAC Minister Tung Chen-yuan took up his post, combining of overseas compatriot work and digital technology has been emphasized to provide quality overseas compatriot education services with innovative methods to assist overseas compatriot schools develop. This competition was held for the first time, involving cooperation with MyCt. The response from the students and teachers was good and they provided many suggestions that the OCAC will consider when planning the event next year; the scale will be larger and participants separated into older and younger categories as per suggestions from overseas to allow more participants to take part. Students at overseas compatriot schools are invited to form teams and take part next time.
2020
12/17
The Council of Taiwanese Chambers in Vietnam Junior Chapter Donate Materials, Showing Compassion by Caring for Children in Remote Areas
The Council Of Taiwanese Chambers in Vietnam Junior Chapter (CTCVNJC), JCI Capital Harbor, JCI Vietnam and HCMC Young Business Association came together to donate a container house, books and other materials and money to Tan Phong elementary school in a remote part of Tỉnh Bến Tre Province for the benefit of disadvantaged children, displaying the compassion of Taiwanese business people. This charity donation activity was attended by chief Edison Li and chief supervisor Sam Chen on behalf of the CTCVNJC. It was also attended by YBA representatives from across Vietnam, the chairman of CTCVNJC and representatives from local government. A container house was donated to the school as were a library and a number of boxes of dolls and books from Taiwan; and US$5000 in donated money was also given for the purchase of the library collection and equipment to supplement the study resources of the disadvantaged children. The compassionate act by members of CTCVNJC was warmly welcomed by the children. In a moving scene, they smiled excitedly when they saw the new library, waving at the CTCVNJC to express thanks. Guided by the idea of "taking from society, giving back to society", Taiwanese business people in Vietnam integrate the resources of Taiwanese enterprises and, together with local government and charity units, take care of disadvantaged groups and poor families, cultivating people to people relations and improving the image of Taiwanese business people overall. In the growth process of second generation Taiwanese business people, they developed strong affection for both Taiwan and Vietnam. Young Taiwanese business people leading charity events to give back to Vietnamese society is more able to bring together the enthusiasm and power of kindhearted people and social groups and convey them to those in need. The efforts not only help improve the lives of local poor families, they also build a bridge of friendship between the people of Taiwan and Vietnam.
2020
12/17
CTCVNJC Assists With Flood Relief Work, Showing the Compassion of Taiwanese
Northern Vietnam was hit by heavy flooding that left many people dead and missing and inundating a large number of houses.The Council Of Taiwanese Chambers in Vietnam Junior Chapter(CTCVNJC) cooperated with the Council of Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce in Vietnam, Ha Tinh Branch, heading for Huyện Thạch Hà, Tinh Ha Tinh Province, two locations Tỉnh Quảng Ninh and Huyện Lệ Thủy in Tỉnh Quảng Bình Province November 4-6 to engage in relief work to show the care and love of Taiwanese people. For this activity, CTCVNJC Chief Edison Li, Chief Supervisor Sam Chen and Secretary General Carrie Lin led the charity team to the disaster affected area, providing 720 sets of materials such as dry foods, cooking oil, flavorings, water and rainwear (worth VND 400 million, or NT$500,000). Council of Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce in Vietnam, Tinh Ha Tinh Branch Chief, Chang Wei-lin mobilized personnel and vehicles in full support; this mission of compassion was a joint-effort. Edison Li said that many disadvantaged Vietnamese families were affected by the floods. Guided by the spirit of "Taiwan Can Help", the members of CTCVNJC contributed their power to help the relief effort in the hope that they set an example and then, in future, more people will extend a helping hand to help the affected families get through their difficulties. The receiving units were sincerely grateful for this expression of the spirit of "treating others as ourselves"of the members of CTCVNJC. Guided by the idea of "taking from society, giving back to society" Taiwanese business people in Vietnam integrate the resources of Taiwanese enterprises and, together with local government and charity units, take care of disadvantaged groups and poor families, cultivating people to people relations and improving the image of Taiwanese business people overall. In the growth process of second generation Taiwanese business people, they developed strong affection for both Taiwan and Vietnam. Young Taiwanese business people leading charity events to give back to Vietnamese society is more able to bring together the enthusiasm and power of kindhearted people and social groups and convey them to those in need. The efforts not only help improve the lives of local poor families, they also build a bridge of friendship between the people of Taiwan and Vietnam.

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