Bright Side Projects Overview

Bright Side Projects creates a comprehensive support system dedicated to long term improvement in the lives of children, older persons, and families in Taiwan through creative education, plant-based foods, and eco-friendly content rich activities. Our target currently include youth and older persons in indigenous regions, sheltersm and children’s homes. Our goals are achieved through four main actions:

PArticipatory Creative Education (PACE) goes beyond traditional forms of education by combining participation and creative arts as part of the socialization and learning process. Through teamwork, PACE workshops have the ability to introduce social issues and other educational subjects in a fun, interactive, and engaging way while aiding in learning retention for youth and providing a platform for older adults or socially marginalized individuals to engage in their communities. Workshops include art therapy, plant-based cooking, metal smith, wood craft, animal welfare, photography, and more.

Workshops helps Bright Side Projects obtain insight and build organic relationships and trust with individuals and community.

Brighter Futures
Targets teens and young adults by extending a lifeline support to our Bright Side Youth. We empower them  through our customized vocational education program and work with partners to provide them with life skills, practical learning opportunities, and hands-on experiences. We also become a trusted source accompanying them to job interviews, school interviews, and providing other forms of support.

Full Hearts Fulfillment Program
Bright Side Project’s plant-based food fulfillment program empowering underserved communities through food distribution and engaging youths to cook and share plant-based meals with their neighbors. We work with local organic farmers and eateries to provide delivery of basic food staples to families and host bimonthly plant-based meal prep sessions featuring Kids in the Kitchen.  Kids in the Kitchen empowers kids by having them cook free plant-base meals to share with others in their community.

Big Friend Volunteers and Internships
Promotes community involvement through education, hands on volunteerism, and internship opportunities.

「臺灣嚮光協會」旨在透過創意教育、植物性飲食及對環境友善又豐富的課程內容建立一個致力於長期改善兒童、長者及其家庭生活的支持系統。

嚮光協會主要透過以下四項行動實踐宗旨:

1 創意教育培力課程
臺灣嚮光協會所舉辦的創意教育培力課程(PArticipartory Creative Education ; PACE) (為一日或半日的計畫)透過將實作參與及創意教育結合作為社會化以及學習的過程,以此超越了傳統的教育形式。藉由團隊合作,嚮光的創意教育課程以有趣的互動式教學介紹社會議題及其他教育性質的主題,同時也有助於青少年保持學習動力,並提供一個讓長者及處於社會邊緣的人們能夠與社群互動的平台。課程內容包含動保、藝術療癒、金工、木工、ZUMBA、攝影等等。

透過培力課程,嚮光能夠更深刻理解每個人與社群,並與他們建立獨一無二的信任連結。

2 遠景計畫 為將支持系統延伸至嚮光青年的實體計畫。透過量身打造的職業教育計畫培力嚮光青年,並與職能夥伴合作,提供青年們生活技能訓練及實務學習機會。嚮光也成為可信來源,陪伴青年前往工作面試、學校面試,或是提供其他形式的支持。

3 心滿意足計畫 是嚮光協會的全植食物分享計畫,為了服務資源較少的社區,不僅提供全植物性糧食及民生必需品,亦與孩子一同學習全植物飲食的烹飪,邀請所有在地居民共食。透過蔬食餐點的共享,培力在地參與、凝聚社區力量。「作伙呷菜」子計畫培力孩子們共煮一頓全植餐點,並邀請社群的鄰居朋友前來共享。

4 大朋友志工培訓及實習機會 透過教育,志工參與及實習機會促進社區參與。

Bright Side Projects Overview

Bright Side Projects creates a comprehensive support system dedicated to long term improvement in the lives of children, older persons, and families in Taiwan through creative education, plant-based foods, and eco-friendly content rich activities. Our target currently include youth and older persons in indigenous regions, sheltersm and children’s homes. Our goals are achieved through four main actions:

PArticipatory Creative Education (PACE) goes beyond traditional forms of education by combining participation and creative arts as part of the socialization and learning process. Through teamwork, PACE workshops have the ability to introduce social issues and other educational subjects in a fun, interactive, and engaging way while aiding in learning retention for youth and providing a platform for older adults or socially marginalized individuals to engage in their communities. Workshops include art therapy, plant-based cooking, metal smith, wood craft, animal welfare, photography, and more.

Workshops helps Bright Side Projects obtain insight and build organic relationships and trust with individuals and community.

Brighter Futures
Targets teens and young adults by extending a lifeline support to our Bright Side Youth. We empower them  through our customized vocational education program and work with partners to provide them with life skills, practical learning opportunities, and hands-on experiences. We also become a trusted source accompanying them to job interviews, school interviews, and providing other forms of support.

Full Hearts Fulfillment Program
Bright Side Project’s plant-based food fulfillment program empowering underserved communities through food distribution and engaging youths to cook and share plant-based meals with their neighbors. We work with local organic farmers and eateries to provide delivery of basic food staples to families and host bimonthly plant-based meal prep sessions featuring Kids in the Kitchen.  Kids in the Kitchen empowers kids by having them cook free plant-base meals to share with others in their community.

Big Friend Volunteers and Internships
Promotes community involvement through education, hands on volunteerism, and internship opportunities.

[活動報告]:2024/03/02 (桃園) 足球課程 Taoyuan Soccer Camp

嚮光邀請到中華女足國手 王湘惠 Wang Hsiang Huei(八萬) 來到桃園市私立睦祥育幼院與孩子們進行一場午後足球饗宴!►更多活動照片 More images:https://reurl.cc/WRndpZ►了解更多遠景計畫:https://brightside.tw/brighterfutures/ 從去年開始,由 Andre 教練為孩子們開啟了拳擊課程,重啟了「舞動身心 Body and movement」計畫,將體育和運動的好處結合在一起,讓孩子們了解新文化,結識來自不同背景的人,甚至了解運動是一種職業方向。...

[活動報告]:2024/03/08(南港)花花世界-攝影賞花趣Flower viewing& Photography Workshop

為了慶祝三月八日國際婦女節,前幾日邀請樂齡穿著紫色衣服一起去大安森林公園,口中雖嘟囔著:「沒有紫色衣服啦!」,活動當天每個人都比花嬌。讓我們一起來回顧當天發生什麼趣事吧! ▶︎更多活動照片more images :https://reurl.cc/54AW1V▶︎了解更多樂齡培力計畫learn more about Older Persons Empowerment:https://brightside.tw/older-persons-empowerment/ 嚮光致力於推廣平等的重要性,我們藉由這次攝影課程,與樂齡介紹 3/8...

一封給嚮光好朋友的追思信 In Remembrance of You

Dear 嚮光的支持者: 這封信是想告訴您,我們最愛的一位孩子在將滿23歲之際,因突發疾病而離開人世了。他是嚮光的孩子,也是我們的朋友。我們在嚮光協會還未正式成立之前便已相遇,這段友情是真實生命經歷以及愛的累積,包含了一個 11 歲孩子成長過程中所面臨的許多考驗與磨難。與他相遇的這段緣份深刻地影響並塑造了嚮光的計畫及我的人生觀。 在他短暫的生命中他從不吝惜展現他對家人及朋友的愛。我們經常互相鼓勵彼此,他甚至會在我情緒低落時來安慰我。讓我理解到無論是孩子們還是任何人,都可能會有需要被關懷的時刻。...

[活動報告]:2024/02/02 (桃園) 遠景計畫 企業參訪

把握寒假時光,嚮光帶著桃園睦祥育幼院的孩子來到台北進行企業參訪,讓孩子們走進職場,希望透過企業參訪讓孩子能夠為未來的職業生涯提前做準備。 ►更多活動照片 More images: https://reurl.cc/77bmE9 為了迎接企業參訪活動,我們和孩子前往 UncleQ by Veganday 純植創意料理餐廳,享受 #純植 午餐饗宴,孩子抱著期待的心情迎接兩個企業的參訪:嚮光協會以及 UFC GYM TAIWAN 內科模範館。...

[活動報告]:2024/01/20 (萬華) 歲末狗狗餅乾 DIY 活動 - 毛小孩尋家大作戰

嚮光歲末禮物製作工作坊最終場來到萬華,大家還記得去年九月份在萬華的活動嗎?嚮光帶領孩子透過攝影認識 Mary's Doggies(瑪莉愛狗協會) 可愛的毛小孩。這次,我們與孩子一同製作美味的狗餅乾送給 Mary 的狗狗們,幫助牠們補充能量,完成訓練並且找到永遠的家~►更多活動照片 More images:https://reurl.cc/67dbzM►回顧狗狗攝影活動 Images and post report from Mary’s Doggies workshop:...

[活動報告]:2024/1/6 (台東)冬季愛心暖流歲末物資發送活動 Santa Jia-Xin Year End Necessities

「 佳欣送禮 」已持續十二年囉!今年嚮光依舊秉持著愛與祝福,將滿滿的溫暖分享給台東新馬蘭部落的孩子與家庭。 ►更多活動照片 More images:https://reurl.cc/nrrVq1嚮光團隊於活動前兩週開始準備孩子們的禮物,並採用零廢棄包裝的方式,精心打包與寄送;發送禮物當天,我們搭乘火車前往台東,期盼能看到孩子收到禮物的驚喜表情。 在活動地點的路上,便看到 家長小玲 於門口向我們熱情地招手,一個大大的擁抱與簡單問候,傾訴滿溢的想念。「真是的~我們多久沒見了?」「哎呀!上次見面也是一月呢!」...

[活動報告]:2023/12/9 (清泉)歲末狗狗餅乾 DIY 活動 - 毛小孩尋家大作戰

延續聖誕佳欣的溫暖,歲末禮物製作工作坊來到第四場!我們前往清泉,到達時孩子已經坐在教室外等待,看起來十分期待今日的課程,孩子即將化身為小小廚師,為自己與同伴製作豐盛的純植聖誕餐,也將烘烤狗狗餅乾,分享美味給毛小孩,一起來看當天的記錄吧! 更多活動照片 More images:https://reurl.cc/M4Ax9v由烹煮 #純植午餐...

[作品分享]: 2023/11/24 (南港)歲末狗狗餅乾 DIY 活動 - 毛小孩尋家大作戰

#南港樂齡#長輩圖作品分享Let’s enjoy the finished pictures of older persons in Nangang together ! These types of images are classic frames and fonts used in Taiwanese culture by our older population; mostly in forms of morning or holiday greetings. We love being able to share...

[活動報告]:2023/11/24 (南港)歲末狗狗餅乾 DIY 活動 - 毛小孩尋家大作戰

每次到南港陪伴樂齡總是很開心,他們樂於嘗試新事物,也讓我們可以一起學習!這次我們帶著樂齡一起烘烤 #純素 狗狗餅乾,送給 Mary’s Doggies 的毛小孩!我們鼓勵樂齡透過自己的力量幫助動物,也是一個分享愛的機會。 ⭐️更多活動照片 More images:https://reurl.cc/bDXkLE⭐️長輩圖作品分享:https://reurl.cc/v0qdee 樂齡說:「要讓狗狗吃飽啊!」...

[活動報告]:2023/12/19 清泉冬季愛心暖流歲末物資發送活動 Santa Jia-Xin Year End Necessities

十二年來,每到歲末年終,嚮光團隊便會馬不停蹄規劃「佳欣送禮」,從物資募集、蒐集願望清單、採買到包裝,每個環節都想著如何好好將愛與祝福分享給孩子與家庭。 ►更多活動照片 More images:https://reurl.cc/80yood 時光很快就來到物資發送當天,我們與素易載著滿車的聖誕禮物和純植物資,相約在清泉的桃山國小,抵達時,天氣從陰雨綿綿,逐漸露出陽光,好天氣迎接著我們,讓我們充滿活力,有效率地將物資與禮物盤點完畢,準備把溫暖傳遞出去。...