Taipei City hosted the launching ceremony of the Taipei Migrant Worker School. Mayor Ko Wen-je stated that there is no fixed campus for this school. Instead, there will be both physical classes and online learning. Besides, the type of class will be increased from the existing Chinese classes and family care classes.
In addition, online courses on occupational safety and hygiene specially designed for migrant workers and new residents are being planned, which include “Knowledge of contraception” in family medicine course.
Mayor Ko says that each migrant worker has unlimited potential for development, and the school enables them to integrate into Taiwan society more quickly. (Photo / Provided by the Taipei City Government)
Taipei City Mayor Ko said that by holding foreign festivals such as Indonesia's Hari Raya Idul Fitri, and the Philippines' MassKara Festival, he hopes that Taipei City will present values of cultural diversity and liberality. No one will be left out in an inclusive society such as Taipei.
Migrant workers are an important social asset in Taiwan. We hope that the public and migrant workers can respect and understand each other mutually. Therefore, the establishment of the Taipei Migrant Worker School is a very important milestone. Each migrant worker has unlimited potential for development, and the school enables them to integrate into Taiwan society more quickly.
“Knowledge of contraception” is included in family medicine course. (Photo / Provided by the Taipei City Government)
In addition, the Labor Affairs Bureau pointed out that the system for family medicine is currently being promoted. Hospitals provide consultation channels for migrant workers and new residents to inquire about family medicine and health issues. Furthermore, the promotion of health education regarding marriage and pregnancy through different channels will be a priority.
The curriculum design of the school will also be held as the call for submissions, and there will be a YouTube channel launched by the end of the year.