[Taiwan Immigrants’ Global News Network] National Immigration Agency of the Ministry of the Interior established a Second-generation Immigrant Ambassador Power Building Project in 2020 and has trained dozens of exceptional second-generation immigrants to become ambassadors in order to promote multiculturalism. The "Second-generation Immigrant Ambassador 2.0 Power Building Project" registration period for 2023 has started. Second-generation immigrants enroll in high schools and colleges of Taipei City and New Taipei City are welcome to register.
Second-generation Immigrant Ambassadors from Indonesia (林小婷) on left and Vietnam (陳金鈴) on right.Photo provided by National Immigration Agency
There are now more than a million new immigrants and second-generation immigrants in Taiwan. According to the organizer's instructions, 15 candidates for "2023 Second-generation Immigrant Ambassador 2.0 Power Building Project" will be chosen after the organizer has reviewed their applications, who must submit all pertinent attachments by mail before March 28th (such as the registration form, a copy of the household registration book or transcript, a student ID, a language proficiency certification, or supporting documents for the priority selection requirements, etc.). A one-year training program for ambassadors will begin.
The second-generation immigrant host劉德曜 (right) of緣來在寶島, Broadcasting Corporation of China (中廣新聞網) and曾國揚 (left) discovered his interest in designing bus models.Photo provided by National Immigration Agency
The training program helps the second-generation immigrants see the advantages of their own cultures and languages while also enhancing their communication and expressive abilities. A multicultural goodwill ambassadors’ team will be formed during the training period. New immigrants and second-generation immigrants can acquire the resources they need to reach their full potential through public service projects. They will thereafter apply for the "Special Examination of the Immigration Officers" to join the next wave of immigration officers to strengthen national “new” power.