About the local hosting organizationThe Matsu Islands (Chinese: ñRï¿½Ý¦¨¢ÝÂu;) are a minor archipelago of 36 islands and islets in the Taiwan Strait administered as Lienchiang County under streamlined Fujian Province of Taiwan. It is the smallest county in the country. The TFCF Matsu Branch, established in 2015, aims to assist children and their families who suffer varied disadvantages. In addition, these children have less opportunity and resource to connect the world. Matsu long-term due to poor weather and inaccessible restrictions for Taiwan not the only institutions of the county, the lack of educational resources; Matsu Family Support Center is the first social welfare organization Matsu area resident services, has long been economically disadvantaged families children more is less access to support and care. So understand that stimulate cultural and educational resources is the relative lack of Matsu, if we increase the chance of international exchanges with the outside world or, let the outside world understand the Matsu culture, but also make foreign cultures and Matsu Cultural Exchange, for Matsu definitely have a positive impact on the region for children. In 2017 summer,this is the first year for TFCF Matsu Branch tohost International WorkCamp. We want to recruitcross-national volunteers for two purposes: one is providing community services for disadvantaged families, and the other isplanningthe summer activities for local children or young people with various disadvantages.We hope we can bring the differentinternational perspectivethrough the WorkCamp. ProjectAims: 1.To create opportunities for the teenagers and the community people to connect the world. 2.To encourage inter-cultural life experiences exchanges and help the youth to appreciate and respect cultural differences. 3.To inspire TFCF youth volunteers to devote themselves to benefiting society and increase their experiences in international awareness and participation.
About the volunteer work1.Provide international experience to children and youth by cross-cultural music, dances, stories, games, etc. during the activities. 2.Introduce your home countries by sharing special food, songs, dances, dresses, games, etc. 3.Learn more about the Matsu community and local life through community services and culture visit. 4.Plan the cultural experience camp with local volunteers for elementary school students. 5.Acting a Matsu traditional story or the story of the world for community people. 6.Help with daily meals and maintain orders during your stay.
Local accommodationMost of time, we may stay at Jie Shou high school student class. (please have your sleep bag ready).
About the project locationleisure: 1.Culture Visit:Trawling, The Third Prince cultureexperience (Nezha, child divinity in Taiwan). 2.Community Visit: Orienteering by cycling.
Extra info about the project1.Ready (or willing) for the cultural exchange 2. Optimistic attitude towards the community service 3. Things that need to bring by the volunteers (daily necessities): bath towel, toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, shower gel, toilet paper), slippers, casual clothes, work clothes, hat, water bottles (pots), umbrella, raincoat, mosquito repellent ... and others. 4.Things that need to bring by volunteers (for activity): A set of national costumes or a national flag, and at least one family picture