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The Determination of Tamsui Residents - Chronicling Stories of Sacrifice

Date 2019-06-01 4786 Clicks

One of the initiatives implemented under the University Social Responsibility (USR) project, for which TKU received Ministry of Education subsidies, was known as the “Tamsui Good Living” scheme. Participants in the scheme included students from the Department of Mass Communication, who on June 1, 2019, held an exhibition at the Hsu Shou-Chlien International Conference Hall, Tamsui Campus. The exhibition centered around a documentary which chronicled the hard work and determination displayed by the local Tamsui community, as it has worked to improve and restore certain areas within greater Tamsui. The exhibition was entitled “Chronicling Stories of Sacrifice.”

In recent years, issues to do with community creation and rejuvenation of local areas have become a hot topic. And the crucial actors in the process of restoration and regeneration are the local residents who put their hand up and decide to take part. However, most of the time they don't receive the recognition they deserve.

It is hoped that by recording the day-to-day efforts of local residents to serve their community, others will be able to get a sense of the enthusiasm and care these residents have for their local area. It is also a way of helping students connect with the broader community, to actively learn, and put the skills and knowledge they have gleaned from their studies into practice in real life.