「臺灣嚮光協會」提供一個在地的平台以促進長期的社群參與,希望能藉此達致青少年以及成人的充權。

起始於2012年,我們只是一個期望與社群締結友誼的草根運動,透過各式各樣具有創造力與互動感染的活動來連結人群,並且分享自製的營養蔬食。我們希望經由共同努力為每一個個體提供全面性的支持體系,最終能夠達致社會整體的充權以為這個世界帶來積極正向的改變。

我們的足跡遍及台北與台南,但目前專注為新竹清泉部落以及桃園睦祥育幼院的小朋友們提供特製活動。
短短幾年,100個專題課程、超過2000個參與的名額機會、高達75%的保持率,我們在臺灣做了些什麼?歡迎您至此詳閱

“Bright Side Projects” provides a platform promoting long-term community involvement to empower youths and adults in Taiwan.

Created in 2012, we are a grassroots movement fostering friendships that stem from the community. People are connected through a diversity of creative and interactive activities sharing self-prepared nutritious plant-based meals. Through our combined efforts providing a well-rounded support system for individuals, we empower the society as a whole to bring positive change to the world.

While we have events in Taipei and Tainan, our activities are currently mainly focused in Hsinchu’s ChingChuan community and Taoyuan’s MuHsiang’s Children’s Home. Read more about our recent work in Taiwan here to see how we’ve had over two thousand spots filled in our 100 workshops with a high retention rate of 75%.

 

參與 INVOLVEMENT

對想要參與的大朋友們而言,長期也好,短期也沒問題,我們提供有趣的管道與安全的空間讓大家與社群互動、學習、交朋友;互動比率約為1:1至1:3。
對社群而言,我們創造安全的空間,並在其中精心策劃富含學習、創造所需資源的各種活動,希望在締結友誼的過程中,能為彼此帶來積極正面的影響力。
對想要分享自身技藝的朋友們而言,我們建立了一個平台,統籌活動構成所需的物流與資源,讓你可以在與社群的交流中有所作為。
我們相信你現在就想加入我們的旅程!所以請來看看我們的成果,以及如何參與吧!

For big friends looking to get involved either short term or long term we provide a fun outlet and safe space for community engagement, learning, and friendship building. Interaction is on a ratio of 1:1~1:3.

For communities we have created a safe space with carefully curate events packed with resources for learning, creation, and develop relationships with friends and positively impact each other.

For those wanting to share their skills we have created a platform with logistical planning and resources for full creation of an event. We empower you to make a difference in the lives of others.

We know you’ve love to join us now so check out what we’ve done and see the ways you can get involved!

安全空間 BRIGHT SIDE SAFE SPACES

 

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我們試圖提供一個安全的空間,藉由推廣無歧視與多樣性的方針,並參考聯合國兒童權利公約,讓每個人都可以分享他們的想法、自由創作。我們的DNA會告訴你我們是如何的獨一無二,也歡迎你閱覽嚮光協會的宣言,這是一份所有潛在的大朋友們都需要閱讀的文檔,道盡我們的初衷。

以上種種都是打破社會結構所必須的,也為我們的安全空間增加了一層防護膜,讓充權成為可能。舉例來說,如果你告訴某人,因為他出生時的性別或者被歸類的種族,所以不能做某件事或是更適合執行某項工作,你就是在限制他。嚮光協會也決不容忍任何形式的性騷擾。

We attempt to provide a safe space so that everyone can share their thoughts and create freely by promoting a non-discriminatory and diversity policy alongside taking cues from the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child. Shifting through our DNA will tell you how we’re unique. You are also welcome to view our Manifesto, a document that all potential Big Friends are required to read through to see what we’re all about.

All of the above are essential to breaking down these social constructs and add an additional layer to our safe space to make the empowerment possible. For example, if you tell someone because of their birth assigned gender or perceived race that they cannot do something or are more suited to perform a certain task, you are limiting them.  Bright Side Projects also holds zero tolerance for sexual harassment in any shape, way or form.

互動 Engagement

身處於急遽進化的數位時代當中,人們比以往都還要沉迷於網路世界,並且更加仰賴電子通訊,也因此,人與人之間不知不覺便產生了疏離感。而研究指出,人類情感的連結有助於建立自信心、創造力、適應力,也使得社群更加令人信賴。

增加面對面的實際互動可以幫助我們提升社交功能,在情緒上也更有能力應付諸如酗酒與吸毒等潛在問題。一個強有力的支持體系可以是激勵青少年或成人成為社會正面榜樣的催化劑,而相反的,社會隔離則會為我們的精神與身體健康帶來不良影響。

在台灣一般家庭,儘管有95.5%的父母認為花時間陪伴孩子很重要,卻有80%以上的父母表示他們沒有花足夠的時間與孩子在一起。於是,我們看見了建立附加關係與連繫的迫切重要性,這一層補足性的情感連結可以鼓勵信任、社群、友誼,它賜予我們個體力量,也終將會影響社會整體。
At a time when we’ve become more digitally connected and addicted than ever before, we’re also increasingly isolated lacking human connections. Research has noted that increased human connections is correlated with confidence, creativity, resilience, and making communities more trusting. Increased face-to-face interactions can help us socially function and better emotionally equipped to deal with potential problems such as alcohol and drug abuse. A strong support system can be the catalyst that motivates that youth or adult to become a positive role model in society.

Social isolation has adverse effects affecting our mental and even physical health. In general households in Taiwan, while 95.5% of parents feel spending time with children is important, over 80% of parents in indicate that they do not spend enough time with their children. We see the urgent importance to build on supplemental relationships and bonds that encourage trust, communities, and friendships. What empowers one of us will therefore impact society as a whole.

充權 Empowerment

為了使充權成為可能,嚮光協會將眼光放遠,不只是一次性的專題課程,也不只是給予實物或者”教學”。我們傾向建立長期的友好關係,並致力於移除文化與社會屏障以避免自我約束。嚮光協會首先努力要打破任何會壓抑人們放聲說話的屏障,因此,由大朋友們做起,強調寬容與無歧視。我們努力要創造一個安全的空間,藉由推廣無歧視與多樣性的方針,並參考聯合國兒童權利公約,讓每個人都可以分享他們的想法、自由創作。

長期的大朋友們以及想要更深入參與良師益友計畫的朋友們都必須要投入時間在我們與台灣性別平等教育協會/翁麗淑共同舉辦的嚮光內部訓練與性別平等專題課程。課程內容豐富,不但提升社會意識、激發批判性思考,也鼓勵放聲說話、表達我們的想法。我們的充權行動朝永續發展的方向前進,因此我們主張以植物為基礎的膳食,也了解到給予某人表達自我的能力,並不意味著必須付出代價或者必須以壓制他人來達成。

To make empowerment possible, Bright Side looks beyond giving material objects or teaching “lessons” in a one time workshop. We are involved in a long term relationship and work at cultural and societal barriers that often results in self censorship. Bright Side Projects works hard first to break down barriers that would inhibit a person from being able to speak out, thus our emphasis tolerance and non-discrimination starting from our Big Friends. Thus we work hard to create safe space so that everyone can share their thoughts and create freely by promoting a non-discriminatory and diversity policy alongside taking cues from the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Long term Big Friends and those who wish to move towards the mentorship program are required to invest time into our internal training and gender equity workshop co-hosted by 台灣性別平等教育協會 / 翁麗淑 Taiwan Gender Equity Education Association. Workshops are rich in content conjoined with raising social awareness, encouraging critical thinking, speaking up, and presenting our thoughts. Our empowerment moves in a sustainable direction – featuring plant-based food and knowing that by giving someone the ability to express themselves, does not mean it is at the cost or at the oppression of others.

滋養 Nourishment

嚮光協會為各位獻上獨特的美味餐桌!我們在課程活動中提供新鮮烹製營養滿點的美味蔬食與純素料理,材料大多是由大朋友們現場準備。

最近的研究顯示,由於生活型態與不良的飲食選擇而造成的肥胖日益增加,而另一方面,弱勢群體的營養不良卻日益嚴重。嚮光協會沒有忽視這一點,當我們為身心的幸福康樂提供支撐時,均衡的飲食也必須納入考量,因為它不但影響健康,也影響集中力與情緒穩定。

我們以蔬果為主的餐點是營養的、獨特的,也經常推出不同的文化美食。預算中有相當高的比例是用來採購優質的新鮮水果和蔬菜,它們在日常飲食中不可或缺卻又經常性匱乏。藉由美味餐桌,我們在一天的課程活動中稍作休息,共享美好的一餐,增強社群聯繫的同時,也幫助保護環境。

我們致力於提供以植物為基礎的膳食,也歡迎你加入我們的旅程。

Bright Side Projects events uniquely features the Kitchen Table, freshly prepared delicious vegetarian and vegan meals packed full of nutrients generally prepped on-site by our Big Friends. Studies recently indicate a rise in obesity in the country due to lifestyle and poor dietary choices while malnutrition is increasingly rampant for the underprivileged. Bright Side has not overlooked that while we provide supplemental support for our well-being, we must also nourish ourselves with a balanced diet. This can affect not only our health but also concentration and mood stability.

Our plant-based meals are nutritious, unique and often introduce different cultural cuisines. A high percentage of our budget goes to purchasing quality fresh fruits and vegetables that are sorely lacking but necessary in our diets. We take this opportunity to take a break in the day during our events to share a wonderful meal together, further enhancing our communal ties and to help the environment at the same time.

Starting 2015, we are committed to providing only plant-based meals and welcome you to join us.

三階段計畫 THREE PHASE PROGRAM

 

我們的三階段計畫希望能提供互動與展現善意的機會,目前著重在以專題課程為主的起始階段,在短短兩年多,我們已經舉辦了超過60個場次的活動

此外,促進與專家對談的教育和培訓計畫也在未來的規劃之中,來自不同領域與經歷的勵志演講嘉賓將能鼓舞人心,讓我們知道:只要有心、我們有能力成就任何事!
We have a three-phase program to bring traction to providing opportunities for interaction and kindness, with a heavy focus on the initial stage of workshops. We’ve featured over 60 events in a little over two years.

In addition, educational and training programs promotes dialogue and talks with experts will also be funded in our future. Motivational guest speakers from a diversity of fields and experiences will provide encouragement and show us that we are capable of anything we put our minds to.

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