DATE 2015/10/08 VISITORS 2421
Bill Gates once said, “A small library in a country town is responsible for my success today.” Reading is at the very core of education and development, helping us coordinate our ideas and giving us a root that will make us competent in the future. The Department of Accounting is utilizing the Social Service Curriculum in cooperation with the Cultural Arts Foundation to establish a one on one reading program - via video chat - for children with disabilities at the Center of Taiwan Fund for Children and Families in Zhanghua.
The Cultural Arts Foundation designed this program known as, “Er Lin Elementary School” in order to help disabled youth develop necessary reading skills, giving them the confidence that can change their life. Curriculum Instructor and Director of the Department of Accounting, Sin-hui Yen, expressed, “The real differences of the unfortunate youth living in isolated areas is not related to genetics, but to opportunities. There are many families living in country areas that are struggling economically and don’t possess the means to give their children the resources for a good education. These children also find themselves dealing with issues of discrimination.” He followed by mentioning that his hope is this can become a global movement to support children in need that are hard to reach.
The Center of Taiwan Fund for Children and Families in Zhanghua is equipped with a computer room with broadcasting capabilities, headphones, microphones and cameras to help students begin learning. The third floor contains over 500 books provided by the Cultural Arts Foundation, which are available for the children to read anytime. Students of the Department of Accounting will meet with the children online every Wed. from 1:45pm to 4pm to read stories and help them along with basic academic skills.