The Energy of Taiwan’s Youth
2020 / August
For a glimpse of the energy and vitality of young people in Taiwan, don’t miss the articles in this month’s cover story. High schoolers are portraying their own lives through school publications that they write and produce themselves. University students have worked with consultancy Kooidea to found the sales channel “UnivProd,” using creativity to achieve their entrepreneurial dreams. Taiwanese society is supporting young people’s education through a kaleidoscope of scholarships. And by volunteering overseas, young people are finding personal growth while making selfless contributions to others’ wellbeing. These stories reveal the immense vitality of Taiwan’s younger generation.
Putting Their Youth into Words
A Brave New Era for High-School Publications
The high-school years are turbulent ones. In the fleeting moments spent away from classwork, young souls quietly grow into their own identities. School publications offer a space for outsiders to see distillations of these students’ imaginations and their hopes and expectations for the world.......
Fulfilling Youthful Dreams
Kooidea Fosters Entrepreneurialism on Campus
Young and full of energy, college students are given to out-of-the-box thinking. Those years are a good time to found startups. Take the Yoyusunsun brand of dried squid products, launched by Weiwei Chou and a friend while they were at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. At......
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. Thanks to the Foundation of Taiwan Organizations for Philanthropic Education, whi......
Creating Change Around the World
TaiwanICDF’s Overseas Volunteers
Volunteering abroad can be like an in-depth tour of a new place. It requires you to free yourself from your initial preconceptions, and learn to look at the world through the eyes of local people and really understand what they need.......