927之前嚮光協會的孩子需要你的支持加入國際 GLOBAL GIVING 公益平台
We’re getting started a bit earlier this year for Jia-Xin’s Year End Drive! All donations made before September 27th Friday via Global Giving will be matched (up to $2,000 USD)
We still need 36 donors to make a donate to support children’s plant-based meals; even as little as $10 USD so that our kids needs can be amplified and Bright Side will become a permanent charity on Global Giving. More people can get to know and support our kids and we will then be able to issue receipts to our US/UK donors, equalling more donations and more kids in Taiwan can be impacted. We will count your donation now towards our year end Gift and Necessities drive.
Please help and share, thank you! Deadline is September 27th Friday
From conducting vegetarian cooking classes to multi-cultural music and art activities, Bright Side Projects has gathered a wide variety of instructors from many different countries to enrich the lives of Aborigine children in remote mountain areas of Taiwan. In addition, the group has formed local leaders to carry on their good work.Father Barry Martinson
從舉辦純素烹飪課程到多元文化音樂和藝術活動，Bright Side Projects聚集了各種來自不同國家的教師，藉以豐富台灣偏遠山區原住民孩童的生活。此外，嚮光團隊還組建了當地領導人，以延續這些公益的工作。無論宗教或文化背景，Bright Side Projects 都以平等的方式歡迎所有孩童和教師，以促進每個人的福祉和成長。教師們從這些活動中，時常獲得的收益與孩子一樣多。
在認識 Daisy Lin 十年的這個過程裡，通過Bright Side Projects的活動，我看到了她以組織能力和滿溢的同理心，完成了這些出色的工作。基於以上原因，我誠摯的推薦Daisy和她的Bright Side Projects
Bright Side provides year round nutritious plant-based meals to indigenous children in two regions of Taiwan who lack access to cooked meals on weekends when food programs do not provide services. For 7 years we have been combating malnutrition and food insecurity in our day camps on weekends by creating food with children to empower them with basic kitchen skills and to prevent hunger pangs. Funds also supports quarterly delivery of rice and other staple foods to 25 indigenous families.
Outside of school, 55.8% of kids do not get regular meals, or if they eat, rely on instant noodles or canned food. Numbers are higher for Taiwan’s indigenous population already suffering from economic and social deficiencies, poverty rates quadruple that of the non-indigenous population, high unemployment rate and substandard education. With a huge flux of parents leaving tribal villages to work in cities, children are left behind with the elderly, putting them at higher risks of going hungry.
Our day camps on weekends provide free plant-based meals, creative education, and socialization opportunities so children will not go hungry. Children not only come for the meals but also have an empowerment opportunity to learn basic kitchen skill sets to make them and learn about nutrition so they may implement these skills in the future. Completed funding also secures delivery of food staples to families and the children to increase food security on a yearlong basis.
Food security and access to nutritious food is critical for positive long term physical, mental, and social-emotional development. Not having to worry about food also lessens the stress on a child, benefiting their ability to better concentrate and learn in the classroom. By starting with nutrition education one plant-based meal at a time combined with regular delivery of food staples to families in remote indigenous villages, they can come out ahead and break the cycle of food insecurity.