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TKU Students to Embark on Winter Community Service Programs

Date 2019-01-18 3560 Clicks

Despite it being winter, TKU student clubs are bringing warmth to the community, having formed 25 groups - a total of 626 students - that will head to remote villages, both in Taiwan and abroad, to provide help and care to the underprivileged.

As a send-off for the students set to embark on community service programs, a Flag Presentation Ceremony and accompanying Workshop were held on Jan 14, 2019 at the TKU Student Activity Center, Tamsui Campus. The President of Tamkang University, Dr. Huan-Chao Keh, presented the flags to the volunteer service groups, as other senior-level TKU staff members packed into the Activity Center to take part, including the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Chii-Dong Ho, the Vice President for International Affairs, Dr. Kao-Cheng Wang, Dr. Chun-hung Lin, the Dean of Student Affairs, the Dirctor of the Office of Military Education and Training, Chang, Pai-Chen, Dr. Andy Liou, the General Secretary of Tamkang University, the Dean of General Affairs, Luo Shiaw-Shyan, the Secretary of the TKU Board of Trustees, Huang Wen-chih, and many others.

In his opening address, President Keh offered students words of encouragement, stating that “People who enjoy serving the community are the happiest.” The joy we get from serving others has both physical and mental effects. It causes the body to create more dopamine, and increases serotonin and adrenalin levels, which leads to happiness, adds to one's sense of accomplishment, and helps to improve one's memory, thus making for more effective study and serving as a force for positive growth.