The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) held the "7th New Immigrants and their Children's Dream-Building Program 新住民及其子女築夢計畫" on July 10th. A total of 32 groups, 85 new immigrants and 2nd generation new immigrants received grants from the National Immigration Agency (NIA). Participants created documentary series on how they build their dreams in Taiwan.
The winners of the 7th Annual Dream-Building Program for New Immigrants and Their Children were announced online. (Photo / Provided by the NIA)
Minister of the MOI Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) congratulated the winners and encouraged them to continue building their dreams in hopes of inspiring future new immigrants and families. The participants were very creative. Some sold local agricultural products such as pineapple online. Others used longan wood to cook smoked bacon and even performed biological experiments.
A documentary was filmed introducing the story of transnational rebirth and using AI technology to showcase Taiwan's marine ecological database.
Director of the NIA Chung Ching-kun (鐘景琨) said that this project has helped many new immigrants realize their dreams. Winners come from Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Japan, Malaysia, and many more countries.
Children of new immigrants, Cheng Shao-yung (left), Cheng Hao-lun (middle), and Liu Yü-ting (second from right) train for their wrestling competitions. (Photo / Provided by the NIA)
This year's winner Kuo Yü-ping (郭于萍) received her education in Canada since she was young and began her self-study journey in Taiwan. Among her interests is biology, and the preservation of animals, which is why she often attends biology courses and learning camps. Her father Kuo I-hsiung (郭義雄) also participated in the biology courses.
Matsu wrestlers Cheng Shao-yung (鄭少永), Cheng Hao-lun (鄭浩倫), and Liu Yü-ting (劉玉婷) whose mothers are from Vietnam, Cambodia, and China respectively, participated in the same project under the guidance of coach Wang Ming-liang (王明亮). Through the guidance, the students trained hard and were selected as the national team.
According to the MOI, there are currently over 570,000 new immigrants in Taiwan. In recent years, the NIA actively created programs helping new immigrants and their children realize their dreams.