如同往常,我們總回到2012年剛開始舉辦Jia-Xin 年度活動的地方,結束每一次的Jia-Xin 活動,那就是和清泉部落超棒的小朋友們一起玩耍!

As always we end Jia’Xins year’s activities where we first started in 2012, hanging out with the wonderful kids of ChingChuan! (English below)

如芬帶了一堂課,教大家如何不逢針線作布偶,她把自己在家做的可愛布偶豬拿來示範。這次我們還有更多美好的驚喜—瑪琳達舒茲帶了一節曼陀羅彩繪的課程,還有Ooh Cha Cha! 為我們準備熱騰騰的蔬食餐。

在期盼對未來環境更友善的前提下,嚮光開始以回收物品取代塑膠商品做為我們使用的藝術材料。除了歲末節慶活動之外,嚮光通常拒絕贈送玩具或禮物;這次無論如何,我們決定鼓勵孩子去製作自己的玩具。運用二手布料變成無縫絨毛娃娃,讓孩子們專注於腦力激盪、繪畫和創作自己的娃娃。

早上的課程包含了布偶製作,小朋友與大朋友合力親手設計,在午餐前完成可愛的布偶。小朋友們對於布偶形狀的製作充滿創意,大朋友則在一旁協助一些年紀更小的小朋友,好讓他們把布料能組合在一起。我們的布偶包括歪臉貓、蝙蝠、籃球枕頭還有羊咩咩雲朵! 午餐則由台北知名蔬食咖啡館 Ooh Cha Cha 提供的季節無麩質燉蔬菜,裡面充滿了紫色、橘色及黃色的番薯、茄子、有機鷹嘴豆及有機扁豆和有機波菜。

瑪琳達帶領下午的課程,她和我們聊聊慈悲心也示範如何開始創造個人的以及團體的曼陀羅創作,最終的成品會拿去拍賣,所得費用將用來幫助尼泊爾的村莊。

今日小朋友們感受到Jia-Xin的溫暖與慈悲心,同時也有機會把這樣的感受傳遞給他人。感謝所有前來參與的朋友,謝謝您們與我們共享佳餚及學習經驗!

攝影師:鄭又綺, 陳智彥
老師: Rufen Cheng, Malinda Schultz
大朋友: 郭先龍, 游淑惟, 何宣緯, Rhea C., 陳智彥, 鄭如棻, Ale Bara, Megan Coney, Kate Absher

美味餐桌:Ooh Cha Cha 自然食
謝謝JIAXIN及我們的贊助者! http://wp.me/p6AHdc-1CU
謝謝桃山國小的林育宏老師及校長 蘇美娟 , 天主堂 Barry Martinson!

嚮光協會需要你的支持! http://brightside.tw/donate/

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Rufen led the class in creating sewless plushies, showing her cute sample pig that she made at home. This time we had even more wonderful surprises – Malinda Schultz leading a Mandala session and a delicious plant-based main course prepped by Ooh Cha Cha!

Hoping to be more environmentally friendly in the future, Bright Side has begun banning plastic bottles that can be brought to workshops and look into recycled goods for the materials we use. Bright Side Projects generally bans gift-giving of toys except during our end of the year activities. This time, however, we decided to empower kids to make their own toys. Utilizing secondhand fabrics that could be made into sewless plushies kids were in charge of brainstorming, drawing, and creating their own toys.

The morning consisted of the plushies creation. Children and Big Friends were hands on in designing and getting the adorables plushies finished up by lunchtime. Kid were so creative with the shapes and Big Friends really were there to work together with some of the younger kids as the tying could get a little bit difficult. We had plushies resembling lopsided cats, bats, basketball pillows, hearts, and sheep clouds! Lunch was served with one of Taipei’s top plant-based café Ooh Cha Cha’s delicious seasonal gluten-free Bounty Stew, one that’s packed stew filled with purple, orange and yellow sweet potatoes, eggplant, organic chickpeas, organic lentils, and organic spinach.

Malinda took the second half of the afternoon to talk about compassion and show us how to begin the creations for individual and a big group Mandala. The final art will be auctioned with proceeds benefiting a village in Nepal.


Today was a wonderful way for the kids to learn about the warm and compassion from Jia-Xin and also have the opportunity to pay if forward to others. Thanks to everyone who was with us this afternoon and shared in the meal and learning experience!

Photographer: Starry Cheng, 陳智彥
Lead Teacher: Rufen Cheng Malinda Schultz
Big Friends: 郭先龍, 游淑惟, 何宣緯, Rhea C., 陳智彥, 鄭如棻, Ale Bara, Megan Coney, Kate Absher
Kitchen Table: Ooh Cha Cha 自然食

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Thank you Taoshan Elementary School’s Principal Su, Teacher Lin YuHong, and Father Barry from the Catholic Church!

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