Announcing the list of awardees for the 2007 "Public Welfare Award for Social Education"
These organizations and individuals whom specialize in different academic realms have contributed greatly in different areas of education including spiritual revolution, community education, environmental education, consumer education, human rights education, life education, technology education, traffic safety education, special education, and art education. One outstanding individual is Mr. Qiu Ah-Tu, who turns 74 this year. He has continued to promote Lanyang Literary style long after retirement with all his time and resources and has made achievements no one else could match. Another outstanding individual is Ms. Wang Xu-Zu, who has expanded her love for her children to encompass all handicapped folks. An outstanding group example is the police officers at the Yuli Branch of Hualien County Police Bureau. Desiring to reach out to the local kids, educating them and fostering love, honor and respect in them, these officers have been performing after school counseling and helping these kids with homework, and in the process making them useful for the society in future. Another outstanding group example is the "Children Are Us Foundation." This organization has been working hard to create a positive image for the mentally handicapped and presenting it to the society. It has helped countless mentally handicapped kids to integrate into their communities by building up their self-respect and self-value. Finally, for 26 years, using a woodpecker as its symbol for its wish to protect the consumers, the "Consumers' Foundation, Chinese Taipei" has worked very hard to promote the status of consumers and protecting their rights.
Every year, the Ministry has awarded selfless groups and individuals that have contributed to the education of the society. By presenting their selfless spirit and hard work to the people, it is our hope that more and more groups and individuals will make efforts to help improving the education field and cultivate human resources for Taiwan.