A Group of 13 youth volunteers from 9 different high schools and universities in Taiwan flew all the way to Malaysia, to spend a Day of Volunteerism with us!
We kicked start the day with the inspiring Community & Volunteerism Talk for the volunteers to get motivation and inspiration from the life changing videos of our beneficiaries, and most importantly, to let the fellow volunteers to have a better understanding about the community we are helping, and the social issues we are tackling. We also get to share the community programs our colleagues in HOPE worldwide Taiwan are doing both in Taiwan and Cambodia.
It was a fruitful session as we also exchange a lot of ideas during the Q&A session by the end of the talk. These 13 youths and campus students are also championing their own volunteerism and community projects in their own schools. Some of these youths are as young as 15 years old. We are so privilege to listen and learning from them about innovation and sustainability.
After the talk, we depart to our Sentul Free Clinic of HOPE to begin our spring cleaning activities. We were so grateful for these passionate and energetic bunch of volunteers who gave a new breath and environment for our Free Clinic after the spring cleaning.
In the afternoon, we have 12 kids from our community who came to our centre after their school. The volunteers had lunch together with these kids before we began our Card Coloring Activity. Although the volunteers and kids have language barrier, but what kept them connected was the smile from the volunteers' faces for the kids. Right after the Ice-Breaking Session, we had the kids and volunteers assigned into groups of 2 or 3 persons, as both kids and volunteers are going to make cards for one another. It was encouraging to see some of the kids trying to strike conversation with the volunteers hence our facilitator was there to translate for both kids and volunteers. It was a heartwarming session as both volunteers and kids complete making their cards and present to one another.
Hence it is so true that you don't need to know a lot of knowledge nor languages to connect with different people. You just need a heart full of love and joy. Thanks to the fellow volunteers and staff from Tian Yi Corporation for inspired us with your passion and joy! Keep up your good works in Taiwan to bring greater impact for your nation. Hope to see you all again!
For more event photos, check them out at our Facebook page by clicking into: 2017 Taiwan Youth ans Campus Volunteers Volunteerism Day
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