Distributed By Wei-Chian Ma, Yam News│August 9, 2013
ADDLINK Education Foundation (AEF) held its third annual ADDLINK Cross-Straight Summer Camp for Kids from July 13 to 18, 2013 in Shanghai. Twenty students had the opportunity to take part in the camp co-organized by the National Taiwan College of Performing Arts (NTCPA) and World Peace Organization in Taiwan as well as Zhong Hua Education Service Center in Shanghai. In addition to the professional staff from ADDLINK Technology Inc., Wei-Chian Ma and Quong-Yao Huang served as counselors. Ms. Ma is a lecturer at the NTCPA while Ms. Huang holds a degree in Sports Marketing at the University of Education. Ten youth volunteers from Taiwan were carefully ed for the event, promoting the technology and arts programs. A positive cultural exchange between the two parties made this camp a great success. The children and the youth volunteers benefited substantially from it.
The project provided a cultural and aesthetic program based on technology and arts, which allowed the participants to have a better understanding of cross-strait cultures, daily life etiquette and arts appreciation, allowing them to become a new generation with a well-rounded development in moral, intellectual, physical, social and aesthetic education. This not only narrowed the gap between the urban and rural areas, but also offered the participants access to technology, arts and culture. “We are here for you” is the motto of the ADDLINK Cross-Straight Summer Camp for Kids, as the participants who attended the Camp served and assisted others with selfless passion, which contributed to everybody’s personal growth.
In line with the company's spirit to “pass down entrepreneurship values,” ADLINK Technology Inc. advocates the importance of “giving back to society,” which is why they organized this summer camp. Disadvantaged students from rural areas have an expanded access to technology, arts and education resources as a consequence. This year, ADDLINK recruited youth volunteers from Taiwan to serve as camp counselors, providing assistance to the participants and planning courses and schedules. The participants were able to “integrate technology and arts into life, and apply them in their lives” by the end of the camp experience.
ADDLINK Cross-Straight Summer Camp for Kids is designed to accomplish the following: moving with the times, gaining wisdom from experience, reflecting on life, as well as applying technology, arts and the concept of LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) to promote life education. “The disadvantaged students learned in a caring environment while the camp counselors developed their leadership skills.” It is in the hope of the AEF that all participants feel energy, passion, warmth and love during and after the camp, because “We are here for you.”