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.

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