AEF Achievements for 2022
Youth Development Program
The ADLINK Education Foundation has encouraged many young volunteers and students due to its more than ten years of organizing camps. At this point, some of the fifth and sixth graders of elementary schools have grown into college-age students, while some have just graduated from college and entered the workforce. The goal of the foundation is to provide continuing care for the participating children through long-term communication. We hope that, through the organization of youth development courses, we can become a site of perpetual support for every child year after year. Personal development is a continuous process of self-growth and improvement, which involves understanding individual needs and providing timely assistance to foster career development and personal growth.
Gallup Strengths Online Course - Fulfilling Potential and Creating Individual Value
Speaker: Fei-Tong Li/Founder of ThinQSTalk Brand Course
Online guided course for all employees on May 28, 2022 (Saturday)
Online group learning and discussion from 10:30 to 16:30 on June 11, 2022 (Saturday) and June 12 (Sunday)
Participating students: 20 students, including children of ADLINK employees, College of Performing Arts students, and Taiwan Police College graduates.
Course content: The course is based on the results of Gallup’s over 50 years of research in positive psychology. It can help students consciously use their talents and advantages to increase their performance. The learning journey allows students to understand their unique talent combinations, learn how to utilize their talents and advantages, and appreciate their gifts to making considerable contributions to the team. The course content goes beyond basic understandings of personal talent and strengths. It helps students consciously identify, invest, and focus their gifts and goals, and apply them in work and life to achieve greater success.
34-item assessment and complete report of Gallup Strengths Finder
Guidance and discovery of the exploration tools
Understand talents and weaknesses, and create mutually supportive partnerships with others
Online Cultural Lecture [Old London - Starting from the Pub]
Speaker: Zhi-Wei Chang/UK blue card tour guide and owner of Lupton B&B in London
Lecture date: 12:00 to 13:30 on May 30, 2022 (Monday)
Experienced UK tour guide presents authentic British pub culture
Explores the richness of British pub culture
Introduces British food culture in a down-to-earth way
Covers multiple aspects of culture, such as film, music, and art
The British biographer, Samuel Pepys, once said, “The pub is the heart of England.”
The richness of British culture can only be experienced by stepping into a pub. Zhi-Wei Chang leads the audience through British pub culture, fascinating the crowd with historical anecdotes. Each historic pub is actually filled with historical information.
Co-creation Summer Camp
Starting in 2011, the ADLINK Education Foundation has been organizing the cross-strait children's summer camp at ADLINK’s Shanghai subsidiary every year. Even during the pandemic, ADLINK continued to run the camp in Taiwan. We believe that learning and growth should not stop because of the pandemic. 2022 was the 12th year of the summer camp. The original intention is to help young volunteers and students cultivate team spirit, positive thinking and problem-solving. Through different teaching plans, we allow children to have the opportunity to come in contact with diverse fields, such as technology education, arts and aesthetics, environmental protection, and local culture, so as to expand their horizons, stimulate creativity, explore their strengths, and acquire the ADLINK spirit.
2022 ADLINK Kenting Children's Camp
Camp date: July 24 to 27, 2022, totaling 4 days and 3 nights
Camp venue: Kenting Youth Activity Center (No. 17, Kenting Road, Hengchun Township, Pingtung County)
Participating students: 20 grade 4 to grade 6 elementary schoolchildren from disadvantaged families
Youth volunteers: 13 youth volunteers (from the College of Performing Arts, Taiwan Police College, children of ADLINK employees, and international students)
Youth volunteer preparation and training dates: April 16, May 7, June 26, July 9, and July 21 to 23
Services provided by youth volunteers: The volunteers are required to participate in the preparatory work before the camp, lesson planning and implementation, leading students and activities, present results and ideas, and produce videos.
Camp lesson plans:
Tidal treasure hunters - Exploring the intertidal zone
Little circus – Folk art carpet spinning
Junior martial arts - Self-defense and sexual harassment prevention
Learning sign language
Caring for the Disadvantaged
Life Education for the Disabled
“Mixed Disabled Arts Group” Campus Life Education
The "Mixed Disability Variety Art Troupe" is a performance art group for the disabled that has been supported by the ADLINK Education Foundation since its establishment. The members include people with visual impairment, physical disabilities, speech and hearing impairments, amputations, and rare diseases. Over the years, the campus life education embodies the concept of "never give up and cherish life". The head of the group, Ming Liu, and several members of the group also have accomplishments such as the Broadcasting Golden Bell Award, the Ten Outstanding Young People, and the Golden Eagle Award. The visually impaired can play musical instruments, the limb impaired can dance with crutches, amputees can dance and play the piano, and even climb to the top of Jade Mountain. Successfully climbing to the top of Jade Mountain proves that life is not necessarily limited by physical challenges.
The ADLINK Education Foundation has supported the "Mixed Disability Variety Art Troupe" to promote life education on campus for many years. Through performances interspersed with interviews, and the life stories of team members overcoming obstacles with their tenacity and bravery, children can learn to love, appreciate, and respect differences. At the same time, we aim to open up new career paths for friends with disabilities.
The "Mixed Disability Variety Art Troupe" holds almost 100 performances every year. Due to the impact of the pandemic from 2020 and 2022, invitations from various units have declined, which has greatly affected the members of the group who make a living by performing. Ming Liu expressed his great gratitude to the ADLINK Education Foundation for its uninterrupted support even during the pandemic, so that members of the group can still maintain their livelihood.
ADLINK Education Foundation’s Budget in 2022 was NT$800 Thousand
Elementary SchoolElementary School:
New Taipei City Shih-fen Elementary School, New Taipei City Beigang Elementary School, New Taipei City Hemei Elementary School, New Taipei City Sanguang Elementary School, New Taipei City Xindian Elementary School, New Taipei City Gengliao Elementary School, New Taipei City Bihua Elementary School, New Taipei City Hangshan Elementary SchoolNew Taipei City Shih-fen Elementary School, New Taipei City Beigang Elementary School, New Taipei City Hemei Elementary School, New Taipei City Sanguang Elementary School, New Taipei City Xindian Elementary School, New Taipei City Gengliao Elementary School, New Taipei City Bihua Elementary School, New Taipei City Hangshan Elementary School
Junior High SchoolJunior High School:
Hsinchu Zhudong Junior High School, New Taipei City Sanmin Senior High School (Junior High Section)Hsinchu Zhudong Junior High School, New Taipei City Sanmin Senior High School (Junior High Section)
Senior High School to UniversitySenior High School to University:
Tainan Houbi High School, Taiwan Police College, and National Cheng Kung UniversityTainan Houbi High School, Taiwan Police College, and National Cheng Kung University
After-school Tutoring for the Disadvantaged
Boyo Social Welfare Benefits Foundation Comprehensive Tutoring
From 2013 to 2022, the ADLINK Education Foundation continued to provide funding.
Established in 2002, the Boyo Foundation adheres to the philosophy of "not letting poor children fall into eternal poverty". Through social work and education, the goal is to cultivate community teachers, develop learning materials, and lay a solid foundation. This is done by using social resources to keep children healthy, expand their horizons, and continue cooperation with all fields.
It is hoped that inequality will be eliminated, so that children in remote areas will have sufficient learning resources and opportunities, and enhance their future competitiveness, achieving the vision of “bringing knowledge home”. It is hoped that in the near future, the children can truly lift themselves out of poverty, have a home full of hope, and no longer fall into the cycle of poverty.
Taoyuan Gaorong Social Care Association Tutoring for the Disadvantaged
From 2015 to 2022, the ADLINK Education Foundation continued to provide funding.
Taoyuan Gaorong Social Care Association is located at the junction of Zhongli, Pingzhen and Yangmei districts in Taoyuan. The residents of the communities are mostly blue-collar workers and from immigrant or disadvantaged backgrounds. Association Chairman Mr. Xi-Nian Yang, an honorary professor at Tsinghua University School of Computer Science, and his wife, Ms. Yu-Hui Chen, who is a distinguished professor in the Department of Chemistry of Chung Yuan University, have spared no effort in helping community residents and providing diverse knowledge learning and educational resources.
Tutoring classes were established by Gaorong Social Care Association at Guoling Junior High School in November 2015 and at Zhongping Elementary School in February 2016. The service has been provided without interruption to 2022. With the long-term donations of ADLINK Education Foundation starting in 2015, the Association was able to provide an environment suitable for studying to children from disadvantaged families. These children are able to learn and grow with enough care and love.
ADLINK Good Deeds Train
Organized by the ADLINK Education Foundation and the ADLINK Employee Welfare Committee. ADLINK employees are invited to board the Good Deeds Train with 12 disadvantaged children from the Boyo Social Welfare Foundation Zhudong Tutoring Center and spend a happy and memory-filled day together.
Children from disadvantaged backgrounds might not have the opportunity to travel domestically, let alone overseas. We hope to use the Good Deeds Train and the participation of ADLINK employees to provide enriching experiences and opportunities for the children. We hope to leverage our positive influence to help these children fulfill their potential, becoming a role model for children's growth and progress.
Main organizers: ADLINK Education Foundation, ADLINK Staff Welfare Committee
Event date: December 17, 2022 (Saturday)
Event location: Flower Home, Flying Cow Ranch
Participating students: 12 grade 1 to grade 2 elementary schoolchildren from disadvantaged families
Volunteers: 24 ADLINK employees
Bo-Neng Kang (graduated from the Department of Folk Arts, Taiwan College of Performing Arts/member of the 2019 Qinghai-Tibet Exploration Camp), was diagnosed with ameloblastoma in his face, nose, and mouth in 2022, and had to undergo surgery, which included facial reconstruction with bones and skin from his arms and legs. Although the surgery was a success, the beloved folk art cube performance had to be put on hold. Just as he was about to give up, the ADLINK Education Foundation provided NT$10 thousand in emergency assistance to encourage him. The foundation also invited him to perform in the life education events, providing him with a platform and income, helping him overcome his physical and psychological difficulties.
ADLINK Cultural Corridor
The ADLINK Education Foundation has installed a cultural exhibition wall in the ADLINK employee cafeteria corridor where multimedia art exhibitions are exhibited. The works exhibited in 2022 included:
"Yushu Lingfeng" ADLINK Qinghai-Tibet Exploration Photography Exhibition - Third and fourth season: Through the photographs, videos and other images of the Qinghai Tibet Exhibition, the impressions and achievements of ADLINK's youth's exploration were shared with the audience, conveying the great love and respect Tibetans have for the land and life.
Ming-Lun Lin “Beauty of Taiwan” photography exhibition
“Beauty of ADLINK” photography contest award-winning works exhibition: The Ming-Lun Lin photography lecture, “Beauty of Taiwan” photography exhibition, and ADLINK “Beauty of ADLINK” photography competition and exhibition encouraged ADLINK employees to record their daily lives through a photographic lens.
Support for Performing Arts
ADLINK Youth Life Education Performances
Life education combines ADLINK's youth opera performance expertise to convey the ideals of education and cultural heritage, increases the stage for self-expression, so that performance can also be a form of service, and participants can learn the spirit of the "Mixed Disabled Arts Group" to overcome obstacles.
Education Scholarship (children of employees)
Zhong-xian Scholarship (Taiwan Police College)
Arts Scholarship (Taiwan College of Performing Arts)
In order to encourage young students who strive to learn and specialize in art, the ADLINK Education Foundation has successively established the "ADLINK Educational Scholarship", "ADLINK Zhong-xian Scholarship" and "ADLINK Arts Scholarship" since 2008. The scholarships are offered to the children of ADLINK employees and students of the Taiwan Police College and Taiwan College of Performing Arts. Applications begin in September of every year and a joint scholarship award ceremony is held in December.
We have continued provide the following scholarships:
ADLINK Education Scholarship from 2008 to 2022
ADLINK Zhong-xian Scholarship from 2014 to 2022
ADLINK Arts Scholarship from 2016 to 2022