AEF Achievements for 2020
Ⅰ. Anti-pandemic Social Welfare Programs
Taoyuan City COVID-19 Quarantine Packs and Book Donation Programs
Sponsor Taoyuan City COVID-19 Quarantine Packs and Book Donation Programs by Shu-Mei Culture and Art Foundation
The Novel Coronavirus is still raging worldwide. Taiwan's strict prevention regulations required people to be quarantined to effectively prevent the spread of the virus. Taking Taoyuan City as an example, approximately 2,000 quarantine kits have to be delivered to people under quarantine. The quarantine kits provided by the government at the moment only include relevant quarantine documentation, masks, snacks, and instant noodles. Therefore, Shu-Mei Culture and Art Foundation decided to purchase a book called "Fly Farther than Butterflies" and donated them to the Taoyuan City Government. It is to pay attention to the mental health of people during the quarantine.
Ⅱ. Life Education Programs
DPAG Life Education School Tours
The ADLINK Education Foundation (AEF) has been supporting the Disabled Performing Arts Group (DPAG) for a long time. DPAG is a performing arts troupe consisting of people with mental and physical disabilities. For years, it has been promoting the importance of life education in prisons, schools, hospitals, and various organizations. The brave life stories of how the members overcome life’s obstacles are told through DPAG’s unprecedented performance, which combines elements of artistry and uniqueness. With a demonstration of perseverance and the value of life, DPAG aims to motivate and show their target audience - inmates, youths, students, and patients - that the sky's the limit.
DPAG Life Education School Tours, sponsored by AEF, are designed for elementary school and junior high school students in rural areas of northern Taiwan and are available to schools upon request. The goal of these tours is to teach students about love, gratitude, and respecting differences.
In 2020, a total of 15 DPAG Life Education School Tours were held, including eight in elementary school, and seven in junior high school. The tours consist of March 23 at Ruimei Elementary School, March 24 at Fuyuan Junior High School, July 6 at Shenkeng Elementary School, July 7 at Dongxin Elementary School, July 8 at Xinghua Elementary School, July 10 at Luzhou Elementary School, September 3 at Pengnan Junior High School (Including beach cleaning), September 4 at Zhenhai Junior High School, October 13 at Shuilin Junior High School, October 14 at Yunlin Jianguo Junior High School, November 6 at Jimei Elementary School, November 13 at Banqiao Junior High School, December 11 at Sanduo Junior High School, December 22 at Tongfu Elementary School, and December 23 at Jiumei Elementary School.
ADLINK Youth Life Education Activity Performance
By combining ADLINK's Youth Opera Performances, AEF's students are given more opportunities to express themselves and perform their very best on stage. Not only that it becomes the platform to convey the spirit and cultural heritage of AEF, but it also a way to show performances as another form of service. Simultaneously, students could also learn the overcoming obstacles spirit of the Disabled Performing Arts Group, enriching the event, and helping each other become better.
March 23 - March 24 Hualian Ruimei Elementary School and Fuyuan Junior High School
Performer: Xie Zheng-Hong and Kang Bo-Neng from the Department of Folk Arts, National Taiwan College of Performing Arts
July 6 Xinbei Shenkeng Elementary School
Performer: Wu Yi-Ting from the Department of Folk Arts, National Taiwan College of Performing Arts
July 10 Xinbei Luzhou Elementary School
Performer: Lin Yi-Chen from the Department of Folk Arts, National Taiwan College of Performing Arts
September 3 - September 4 Penghu Pengnan Junior High School and Zhenhai Junior High School
Performer: Zheng Yi-Xuan and Lin Jia-Wei from the Department of Hakka Opera, National Taiwan College of Performing Arts
October 13 - October 14 Yunlin Shuilin Junior High School and Yunlin Jianguo Junior High School
Performer: Zhang Bao-Xin from the Department of Jingju and Lin Bo-Yun from the Department of Hakka Opera, National Taiwan College of Performing Arts
November 6 Sanchong Jimei Elementary School
Performer: Zhang Bao-Xin from the Department of Jingju, National Taiwan College of Performing Arts
Ⅲ. Summer Camps and Cultural Exchange Programs
ADLINK Beijing Opera Workshop
Date: July 18, 2020 (Saturday) and July 19, 2020 (Sunday) (No Overnight stay)
Location: National Taiwan College of Performing Arts, Neihu Campus (No.177, Section 2, Neihu Road, Neihu District, Taipei City)
ADLINK Cross-Strait Summer Camp for Kids and Volunteer Pre-Camp Training are annual events at AEF. The primary purpose of this event is to provide a caring environment in which the ADLINK family can be brought together, and arts and cultural development can take place. Employees of ADLINK Technology, children of the employees, ADLINK volunteers, and participants from our former camps are invited to join the event.
- Eligibility and Fees: Free participation for ADLINK employees and their children, and Kids/ volunteer of ADLINK Summer Camp
- Course summary:
Folk Arts - Stand on top of ball, straw hat weaving, hula hoop
Jingju - Tutorials on laosheng, wusheng, danjiao, jingjiao
Make oneself up and go on the stage - Experience Jingju make-up and costumes, and perform on the stage
ADLINK Youth Ambassador Growth Camp - Gongliao Longmen Training
Co-organizer: Mowgli Youth Association
Date: June 6 to June 7 (2 days, 1 night)
Location: Gongliao Longmen Camp
Eligibility: ADLINK Annual Volunteers
In 2020, ADLINK Camp Programs have entered their tenth year. With this chance, we look forward to the 'ADLINK Children' returning, sharing their current situation, inspiring and encouraging each other through 'Youth Ambassador Growth Camp.' Here, we can get to know more people, bring connection, emotion, and solidarity back to the camp.
ADLINK Volunteer Exchange Programs - Lugang Children's Camp
*Unable to go abroad due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program is adjusted into Domestic Children's Camp Programs
Co-organizer: Mowgli Youth Association
Date: July 26 (Sunday) ADLINK Volunteer Pre-Camp Training
August 9 (Sunday) - August 12 (Wednesday) ADLINK Lugang Children's Camp
Location: Banqiao Mowgli and Changhua Lugang Cultural and Creative Center
Eligibility: 11 youth volunteers, 23 elementary school students from Zhudong Boyo Foundation
ADLINK Cross-strait Summer Camp has been held for 9 consecutive years from 2011 to 2019. This year marks the 10th year of the children’s summer camp. However, due to the pandemic situations worldwide, the 2020 Children Camp has to be adjusted and will be held in Lugang, Taiwan. The original intention remains unchanged, it is expected that students and volunteers could cultivate team spirit, positive thinking, and problem-solving attitudes. Besides, thanks to the different backgrounds of the volunteers, the diverse teaching plans are designed so that children will have the opportunity to be exposed to science and technology, aesthetics education, environmental protection, local culture, etc. It is important to help them diversify their view, stimulate creativity, and explore their inner talent.
ADLINK Youth Ambassador Growth Camp - The expressive charm of image marketing
Lecturer: Li Fei-tong and Ni Hui-fang
Date: November 28 - November 29 (2 days, 1 night)
Location: Mabu Ville, BenQ-AUO Training Center
Eligibility: ADLINK annual volunteers, and employees of ADLINK Technology
- Stage composure first experience - Self-expression review and breakthrough
- Application of think fast and talk slow - Communication analysis
- Professional dressing skills - Smart use of accessories, simple touch for extra points
- Expression framework training - Three formulas of theme, three hooks, restatement
ADLINK Volunteers Exchange Programs
One Day ADLINK Youth - Interview and review from ADLINK YOUTH
Video credits to Lin Bo-Yun (Production/Editing/Post-production), Ni Ye-Xuan (Producer/Photographer), Lin Yi-Chen (Production Assistant). Six Interviewees and Reviewers: Nai-Nuo Yi-An, Lin Ting-Wei, Chen Wen-Qing, Zheng Yu-Xin, Yang Ming-Hui, Liao Yuan-Ying
The completed video will be uploaded to the ADLINK Welfare Committee Activities Website 'ADLINK Course Credit.' The ADLINK Family can further share the growth and insight of ADLINK Youth with more people.
Chung Yuan Christian University ROS+AI Talent Cultivation Project
Co-organizers: ADLINK Technology and Chung Yuan Christian University
The introduction and application of NeuronBot are as follows:
NeuronBot is a reasonably priced micro autonomous robot development platform that integrates motors, LiDAR, depth cameras, and ADLINK industrial computers. It is suitable for robotics research, training, and education activities. It can also provide customers the reference design for the automated guided vehicle. Nurturing Talent
Set up a smart AMR laboratory, which will be responsible for the three major tasks of teaching, promotion, and research.
Combining ROS textbooks (pilot run) from courses in the Department of Computer Science & Information Engineering.
Set up a smart AMR laboratory, which will be responsible for the three major tasks of teaching, promotion, and research. Combining ROS textbooks (pilot run) from courses in the Department of Computer Science & Information Engineering.
Offer department-level elective courses and cross-department course ion for students in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Organize study activities by collaborating with school robotic club
Organize robotics design competition
Provide short-term winter/summer courses and allows people from outside the school to enroll,
promote ROS platform.
IV. Scholarships and Awards Ceremony
AEF Scholarship Award Ceremony
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020 1:30 pm - Reception and Refreshments; 2:00-4:00 pm - Presentation of Awards
Location: 10F International Conference Hall, Shuren Hall, Taiwan Police College.
2020 AEF Scholarship
Eligibility: Applicants must be children of employees of ADLINK Technology.
Brief Description: The purpose of the AEF Scholarship is to encourage students who demonstrate diligence and outstanding achievement in academic performance.
Number of Awards and Award Value:
1. High school students (including students in their first three years of junior college): NT$10,000 per recipient
2. University students (including students in their last two years of junior college): NT$20,000 per recipient
3.The award amounts of special cases will be reviewed and determined by the Board of Directors
The total amount of AEF Scholarship awarded in 2020 is of NT$220,000.
With six recipients of high school students, NT$10,000 each, and 8 recipients of university students, NT$20,000 each.
2020 Ni Zhong-xian Scholarship
Co-organizer: Taiwan Police College
Brief Description: The Ni Zhong-xian Scholarship was established in the will of Mr. Ni Zhong-xian to award students who have demonstrated a high degree of scholastic persistence and performance.
In 2020, AEF awarded 20 Ni Zhong-Xian Scholarships – each worth NT$20,000 – to students attending Taiwan Police College.
The Foundation awarded grants totaling NT$400,000.
2020 Huang Yue-e Art Scholarship
Co-organizer: National Taiwan College of Performing Arts
Brief Description: The Huang Yue-e Art Scholarship is a scholarship that keeps the spirit of the late Huang Yue-e, AEF’s former consultant, and her commitment to charity work alive. The scholarship fund was created from AEF’s annual consultation budget and is open to students who demonstrate artistic merit and academic excellence at the National Taiwan College of Performing Arts.
In 2020, a total amount of NT$305,000 is awarded to
Five junior high school students, NT$5,000 each, twelve vocational high school students, NT$10,000 each, and eight college students, NT$20,000 each.
V. Other Partnered Social Welfare Programs
Boyo Social Welfare Foundation
A sponsorship amounting to NT$1,000,000 was provided to the Boyo Social Welfare Foundation in support of their Inclusive Education Program this year.
- Offering direct tutoring sessions
- Providing training to English and Math tutors in rural communities
- Tracking post-graduation student outcomes
- Extending tutoring services to cooperating institutes
Gaorong Social Care Association
After-school tutoring programs were established in Chungping Elementary School and Guoling Junior High School,
including courses such as elementary special education, elementary character education, ukulele, junior high school math, junior high school character, and life education.
Chiang Hsun Calendar Notebook
Sponsored the purchase of the 2021 Chiang Hsun calendar notebook and presented it to this year's scholarship recipients. Mr. Chiang Hsun will be invited to the award ceremony and personally giving out books as well as presenting a short speech to the audiences.
Sponsored the Taiwan Police College’s Anniversary Performance
Coordinator: Wu Yi-Ting, Xie Zheng-Hong
ADLINK Youth Performer: Lai Yan-Cheng, Lin Bo-Yun, Xie Zheng-Hong, Wu Yi-Ting, Lin Yi-Cheng, Liao En-Pei, Zhang Xin-Wei, Kang Bo-Neng
'Yushu Lingfeng' ADLINK Photography Exhibition
Co-organizer: ADLINK Technology, OLMPUS Yuan Yu Group
Date: October 17 - October 26
Opening Ceremony: October 18, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.
Salon Talk: October 24, from 3:30 to 6:00 PM.
Photography Talk: October 25, 3:30 to 5:00 PM.
1F Art Gallery, Olympus Plaza Taipei (No. 142, Section 1, Dihua St, Datong District)
'Yushu Lingfeng' - The 'Yushu' refers to the base of the Qinghai-Tibet Exploration Camp that is located at Yushu Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai Province. On the other hand, it also symbolizes the enthusiasm of ADLINK youths who are ready to depart on journeys like dandelions seeds. The 'Ling' illustrates how ADLINK serves as the wind 'feng' that will support and provide strength alongside their journey. Even though we will not know where they might end up, what they will turn into, but they will eventually find their most suitable self-representation.
Revised edition of the Qinghai-Tibet trilogy book
Design arrangement: Hufax Arts
First-time experience of Qinghai-Tibet culture, the beauty of everything new
Self-exploration and the phenomena hidden under the veil of beauty
Realizing the touching side of Tibetan culture
Record ADLINK's three years of trip in Qinghai into three set of books.
The design concept of the book cover is 'Let's rise from the mountain, and become prosperous.'
We utilize symbols to portray Qinghai and youth. We also deliberately use three colors of book jackets to create three different book covers: Qingshan (triangle), Qinghai (curve), and youth (circle).
ADLINK Black Easy Card
ADLINK Black Easy Card can only be earned and is not for sale
Designed by Hu Fa-Xiang, a many times Red Dot Design Award winner. The design concept deeply conveys the characteristics of ADLINK's youth: "We are full of vitality and imagination." Even if you accidentally sprinkle a spot of color, you can still see yourself positively, dancing in high spirits.
It is only because of the many years of participation and relentless contribution of ADLINK's seniors and youths that they can be awarded the ADLINK Black Easy Card. They acquire not only this limited easy card but also the love from ADLINK!
We sincerely welcome more ADLINK youths to join the team and become the member of the 'Black Easy Card Club.'