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Keys of Memory: Finding Long-Lost “Second Mothers” Photos - New Southbound Policy

Keys of Memory: Finding Long-Lost “Second Mothers”

There are quite a few children in Taiwan who grow up being looked after by caregivers from Southeast Asia. After being together for long ­periods of time, they become like family to each other despite differences in language and culture. These strong emotional bonds do not end when it comes time for the caregivers to leave. When these children grow up, they express their longing for their “second mothers” by learning about Southeast-Asian cultures and following topics related to migrant workers.

The Metamorphosis of Government Magazines—Amazing Pingtung and Benshi Photos - New Southbound Policy

The Metamorphosis of Government Magazines—Amazing Pingtung and Benshi

Bright, moving illustrations, practical information about life, and deep explorations of topics make for magazines that people can’t put down. The only way you would know that these are government publications is by looking at the masthead.

Voices from the Grassroots—Reinterpreting Construction-Site Culture Photos - New Southbound Policy

Voices from the Grassroots—Reinterpreting Construction-Site Culture

Small children are always dazzled when they see the machinery at construction sites, while the workers who put up buildings seem like heroes. But after growing up, children are no longer curious about the world behind the construction hoardings, and life inside the hoardings is like a parallel universe to life outside. Fortunately, through books, theater, and performances, we can explore the vitality and energy of construction sites.

Government Goes Viral: The Rising Star of Social Media Editors Photos - New Southbound Policy

Government Goes Viral: The Rising Star of Social Media Editors

In their communications with the public, government agencies are turning away from old habits of issuing haughty pronouncements couched in stuffy officialese. Instead they are employing social media editors who are full of whacky ideas and are a match for every conceivable challenge. These editors expose fake news and interpret policies for the general public by making connections with everyday life and topical events.

An Innovative Global Curriculum: Minerva Schools Comes to Taiwan Photos - New Southbound Policy

An Innovative Global Curriculum: Minerva Schools Comes to Taiwan

The Minerva Schools program at California’s Keck Graduate Institute prides itself on being a university of the world. Not confined to any physical campus, Minerva students visit seven cities across the world during their four-year degree programs. They interact with their teachers through webinars that explore specific topics and prioritize mutually engaged discussions. Minerva aims to cultivate not only specialist knowledge but also transferrable critical thinking skills.

Government and Citizens Unite Against Covid-19 Photos - New Southbound Policy

Government and Citizens Unite Against Covid-19

Government agencies have been demonstrating a new aptitude for communication in recent years. Their tactics for getting information out to the public now range from creative social media editing to institu­tional branding to complete revamps of government publications. These methods have given agencies a less conservative look, but is the public buying it?

Upholding Thai Culture in Taiwan—The Four Faces Thai Traditional Dancers Group Photos - New Southbound Policy

Upholding Thai Culture in Taiwan—The Four Faces Thai Traditional Dancers Group

Tradition has it that if you make a request of the deity Phra Phrom and your wish is granted, you must come and show your gratitude in whatever way you promised at the time of your request. There are many ways to show gratitude. Those with enough money can make offerings of gold or elephants, while ordinary folks can arrange for a dance of gratitude—it all depends on your budget.

A More Fulfilling Life for Seniors: The Social Enterprise “Rock YeNai” Photos - New Southbound Policy

A More Fulfilling Life for Seniors: The Social Enterprise “Rock YeNai”

With Taiwan’s impending transition to a super-­aged society around 2025, whether you are an elderly person yourself or there are elderly people in your family, are we all well prepared? What mindset should we adopt in responding to this new situation? And from what perspectives can we best tackle the issues that arise?

Paving the Way for Rural Children—Boyo Graduates Share Their Experiences Photos - New Southbound Policy

Paving the Way for Rural Children—Boyo Graduates Share Their Experiences

Before Lee Chia-tung, professor emeritus at National Tsing Hua University, founded the rural educational organization Boyo Social Welfare Foundation, he taught at St. Teresa Children’s Center for many years. When asked why he didn’t just donate money instead of teaching at the center, he quotes Mother Teresa of Calcutta in saying, “We ourselves must sow the seeds of love, and we must do so one at a time.”

A Multitude of Blessings—The Taiwan Scholarship Information Platform Photos - New Southbound Policy

A Multitude of Blessings—The Taiwan Scholarship Information Platform

Every year, more than NT$3 billion in scholarships flows forth from private sources in Taiwan. This invisible force has supported social progress for many years, and though it’s rarely noticed, it’s always there.

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