Young Volunteer Services : deliver Happiness to Others: E-Service Volunteer Team Exhibition and Outstanding Team and Individual Selection
During the 101 academic year, 101 service teams joined by 2,199 teachers and students from colleges and general and vocational high schools. They have served at 207 elementary and junior high schools and Digital Opportunity Centers (DOC) for 1,600 times in total. The total number of volunteer service hours was 77,703.
The people who received this service were grateful to volunteers. The Nan Jeon University of Science and Technology (南榮技術學院) volunteer team served at the Yunlin County DOC during the “Sweet Potatoes Festival.” They taught people how to use tablet PCs, which not only entertained the children, but also brought adults opportunities for adults to experience new technology.
The China University of Science and Technology (中華科技大學)volunteer team served at the Pingxi DOC. Teaching senior citizens how to use computers made them realize the essentiality for multilingual ability in addition to love and patience.
Tajen University (大仁科技大學) volunteer team taught aboriginal people how to use tablet PCs in the Pingtung County community and at the DOC. If the volunteers didn’t understand the aboriginal languages, they directly told the people how to use it, and had fun together playing a “fruit cutting” application.
The Aletheia University (真理大學) volunteer team constructed a new water bamboo brand at the Sanzhi District DOC. The volunteers worried about the farmers’ livelihood and the agricultural future, so they helped them to utilize different ways of marketing and selling water bamboos.
“The Ministry of Education E-Service Volunteer Team Project” aimed to take advantage of volunteers’ information literacy to reduce the digital backwardness in remote areas, and to develop a volunteering spirit among the youth. They helped not only elementary and junior high school teachers and students but also the people at DOCs in remote areas. Their services are also gradually transformed from maintaining digital equipment into teaching students and citizens how to make use of digital devices. Currently, the E-service volunteers use their specialties and creativity to assist in local planning so that people can apply digital devices in their daily lives, cultural collections, and in industrial marketing.
Even just a “thank you” or a smile can inspire the volunteers to continue their volunteer service, and the MOE welcomes more students to join the E-service teams. To learn more about the volunteers’ heartwarming service experiences, you can visit the website for the MOE E-Service Volunteers at https://ecare.moe.gov.tw.