In cooperation with IC Voice FM97.5【New Students Report For Sharing -We are in Taiwan】, a series of exciting stories about new immigrants in Taiwan is launched. This episode invites two members of the “TransAsia Sisters Association, Taiwan (TASAT)” – Hong Man Zhi (洪滿枝) and Hong Jin Zhi (洪金枝). The association has participated in the “Immigrants’ Arts and Culture Promotion and Community Development Project” organized by the Ministry of Culture (MOC).
【Taiwan Immigrants' Global News Network】presents this episode in 5 languages including Chinese, English, Vietnamese, Thai and Indonesian, enabling more readers and listeners to explore how the association has helped immigrants in Taiwan.
Read More: Canadian YouTuber in Taiwan, Wes Davies, satisfied his cravings for hometown food by trying authentic delicacies in Kaohsiung
TASAT promotes women’s empowerment. (Photo / Provided by TASAT)
Established in 2003, the TASAT was developed from a language class set up in Meinong, Kaohsiung which was for foreign spouses to learn the Chinese language. In addition, there were also empowerment programs that provided opportunities for immigrants to show their talents. TASAT has been serving immigrants and foreign workers for more than 20 years.
Read More: Overstayers self-report for reduced penalty! Let NIA help you home!
TASAT served as a north district mentoring team. (Photo / Provided by TASAT)
TASAT served as a north district mentoring team in the “2021 Immigrants’ Arts and Culture Promotion and Community Development Project”, mentoring 9 teams. The mentoring team mainly conducted on-site visits and helped teams to solve problems. At the same time, a series of workshops were held to teach everyone how to write a plan, implement the plan, and solve the problems.
The most valuable part is that every event is recorded in text and shared on the Facebook Fan Page of the TASAT. Even if you are unable to participate in the physical activities, you can still understand the content of the workshop through text.
It is hoped that “Multiculturalism & Equality” can be achieved in the future. (Photo / Provided by TASAT)
Besides, MOC also organized the Achievement Showcase and invited nationwide teams, and mentoring teams including TASAT to participate in the event, witnessing the efforts and growth of the 26 teams.
Even though the program is over, the efforts made by participants would have a profound impact on the community and it is hoped that “Multiculturalism & Equality” can be achieved in the future.