從台北一路穿越花蓮來到鹿野,我們第一次為龍過脈部落中的普悠瑪族孩童舉辦教育工作坊。
Trekking over from Taipei to Hualien and then onto LuYe, we were excited to host our first edu-workshop for the indigenous Puyuma kids of the LongGuoMai community. (ENG BELOW)


當地人告訴我們,這裡的孩童難得有機會接觸藝術與音樂方面的教育資源。我們也為此特別替孩子們帶來了嚮光協會最受歡迎,結合藝術與科學的火山工作坊!

在穿過漫長蜿蜒的山道後,我們終於抵達社區中心並立即開始著手進行課程準備。我們用樂捐的過期麵粉製作麵糊黏土,同時為孩子們的巧克力鍋點心切了大量的水果。

Rhea老師在課程一開始先為大家解說地理的基本常識與火山的基本構造,接著大家便分組開始為火山塑形,手繪背景並灑上亮粉。在課程休息的點心時間裡,孩子們開心享用了新鮮的水果串點心。
火山完成後我們先用不同原料進行了幾次測試的實驗,緊接著便迎來了當天的高潮 — 火山爆發! 孩子們臉上驚喜的表情便是我們最珍貴的回報。

盡管資源有限,因為有新朋友Jimmy及來自台南的攝影師Ken的加入,我們一起走過一趟歡樂的冒險旅程,也深深感恩能遇見這群深山裡的孩子們,並與他們一同分享難得的學習時光。

第一次參與的大朋友Jimmy也認真寫下了他的心得,太另人感動了!

「這次是第一次當志工,跟著嚮光協會一路從花蓮跟到台東四天的行程,在花蓮體驗種有機米的辛苦,面對自然環境上會碰上多少的難關;後來來到了台東的龍過脈部落跟著孩子一起玩火山科學的課程,能和大家打成一片、一起從分工到完成真的很有成就感。小隊員們每個人把自己想的東西和生活中的元素放在火山裡面,其中有一條魚還是他們棒球隊沒來活動的隊員。我最有印象的是,在完成火山模型中間休息的時間,大家排隊要一起吃巧克力塔時,老師發現我還沒有吃到東西,有個活潑的小隊員馬上把水果塞到我的嘴巴,小小的舉動讓我覺得是這次最大的收穫。」

謝謝鄭惠琴, 王雅惠和臺灣葡萄園關懷協會的邀請與籌劃。我們都確信與孩子們共同學習的時光,將會為他們的生命產生正面的影響

老師 Teacher:Rhea Chou
攝影師 Photographer:Ken Photography
大朋友 Big Friends:邱冠郡, 王雅惠,Daisy Lin
贊助者 Sponsors: Josephine Cheng, 台灣省政府
特別感謝 Special Thanks: 鄭惠琴, 王雅惠, 社團法人臺灣葡萄園關懷協會Taiwan Vineyard Arts Association, 白老師

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We were told the children hear have very limited access and resource to programs such as art and music. We were completely thrilled to be able to share one of our favorite workshops featured art but also permitted kids to dabble in a bit of science!


Af
ter a long car drive through winding mountain roads, we finally reached the community center and began to unpack and set up all the materials. We prepped the clay out of expired donated flour and started to cut fresh fruit for the hot chocolate fondue (kids afternoon snack).

Rhea started with explaining some of the basics of geography and understanding the basics of volcanoes before we began to mold and build them in groups. Kids painted scenery and added glitter. While we waited they enjoyed fresh fruit kabobs as their afternoon snack! Heading back to the completed volcanoes, we conducted trial/error experiments with ingredients and then finally reached the highlight of the day – erupting volcanoes! The kids reactions were priceless!

Although we had very scarce resources, by having our new Big Friend Jimmy joined our adventure along with of our wonderful Tainan-based Photographer Ken, everyone had a great time. We are so blessed to have been able to meet the children and share in this learning experience.

Jimmy shares with his first-time experience creating with kids and also his first time volunteering with Bright Side Projects.

“This is the first time for me to volunteer and tagged along with Bright Side Projects on a four day journey from Taipei to Taitung. We first stopped in Hualien, volunteered to clear out weeds, snails, and insect eggs in rice paddies, experiencing just a sliver of the challenges that local organic farmers face. We then continued down to Taitung and LongGuoMai, to create volcanoes with kids! Being able to be a part of this, from being assigned a tasks and then being able to complete this in a group, was very rewarding.

Every child in my group brought in a little of their every day lives into the creation of the volcano, for example painting a fish that represented one of their baseball teammates! The moment that is most engrained in my memory of the day was during our rest and afternoon snack time. Everyone was lining up for the chocolate fondue, one of the teachers noticed I hadn’t had anything to eat yet and immediately one of the kids from my group grabbed a fruit kabob to feed me, shoving it into my mouth. Such a small act made such a big difference and impact on me, this small exchange being the one I won’t forget and will keep in my memory!”

Thank you to Sister Cheng Hui Jing,  Eliza and Taiwan Vineyard for the invitation and their organization. We know that by learning together with the kids, a positive impact will be made on their lives.

老師 Teacher:Rhea Chou
攝影師 Photographer:Ken Photography
大朋友 Big Friends:邱冠郡, 王雅惠,Daisy Lin
贊助者 Sponsors: Josephine Cheng, 台灣省政府
特別感謝 Special Thanks: 鄭惠琴, 王雅惠, 社團法人臺灣葡萄園關懷協會Taiwan Vineyard Arts Association, 白老師

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