Posts tagged with “Taiwan”

From hopes to dreams

Thursday, 19 December, 2013

The Amway Hope Maker Foundation in Taiwan has launched a new campaign that helps children pursue their dreams.

The Pursue Your Dream Campaign asked children to share their dreams for what they want to be when they grow up. Some of the best applications covered a range that included sports competitions, education, art and culture

A 12-judge panel included government officials, celebrities, and the Foundation board and senior Amway Business Owners in Taiwan. The selected applicants were asked to give a presentation and answer questions in front of the judges. The general public was also asked to vote on their favorites.

 

Six final winners were awarded Dream Funds totaling NT$7,936,000 (US$ 271 K). They included the sponsorships to three sports teams, a young jazz band composed by several blind players, a college association for children in remote areas, and a canoeing tour around the island that hosted girls who had been abused.

 

The hope makers are now dream makers!

Project Announcement: Taiwan

Tuesday, 29 October, 2013

Amway Taiwan has a history of working with people with disabilities, and children in poor rural communities who need help with education resources.

Last year, the Hope Maker program became the Amway Hope Maker Charity Foundation, which formalized years of fundraising through Amway Business Owners and volunteering with great nonprofit partners.

This makes Amway Universal Children’s Day a great opportunity for Amway Taiwan to build on its success, launching a charity souvenir designed by an earthquake victim to raise funds for children in need.  

Amway leaders are encouraging ABOs and customers to visit the 12 Amway Service Centers islandwide to make donation and be recognized during the week of November 20. Funds raised will provide tutoring programs for children in remote communities.

We hope that this will be the most successful campaign yet in Taiwan!

The next blog post will announce November 20 projects in Russia.

Explore your potential at summer camp

Tuesday, 10 September, 2013

To inspire children’s desire and interest in exploring their own potential and future development, the newly established Amway Hope Maker Charity Foundation in Taiwan hosted a summer camp for 172 children from disadvantaged families.

 

More than 110 Amway Business Owners volunteered at the camp, participating in the educational challenges, musical performances, and cooking projects at the Kaohsiung Cheng-ching Lake Youth Activity Center. 

 

To kick off the camp, young blind pianist Huang Yu-Shang (renowned for his performance in the “Touch of Light biographical movie) performed with seven primary school children from remote, rural areas of the country.

 

While the children clearly enjoyed the activities that challenged them to think deeply, the volunteers were rewarded as well with an experience they will cherish … and hopefully repeat next year!

 

Thanks to Julie Wu for sharing this story.

A visit makes all the difference

Monday, 26 August, 2013

We often give money without really understanding where it goes and who it helps.

Last month, a group of Amway Business Owners in Taiwan decided to visit some of the children that had been helped through the Amway Hope Maker Charity Foundation.

More than 60 volunteers traveled to the Ark Classroom in the remote and impoverished region of Taitung, while they delivered a 100,000 NT ($3,000 USD) donation to support afterschool tutoring and meal programs.

Approximately 80 children from the villages of Tuban, Taiban and Xinhua welcomed the visitors, and spent the day with them.

Each child left with some new friends, and each volunteer left with more wisdom about the needs, and more motivation to make sure each of these children reaches his or her potential in life.

Thanks to Julie Wu for sharing this story. Learn more about Taitung by watching our short film about the Hope Maker project.

The stars shine at ARTISTRY on Ice

Thursday, 15 August, 2013

ARTISTRY on Ice is a star-studded event that is in its third year in Taiwan, sponsored by Amway. It features some of the best ice skaters in the world, as well as famous speakers and artists.

This year, Amway Taiwan made the event even more spectacular by inviting some special guests to enjoy the festivities. The Amway Hope Maker Charity Foundation, which serves children in need, provided tickets to 130 youth and their families.

By seeing the performances of world-famous skaters who are achieving their full potential in life, we hope that these young stars will be inspired to reach their potential too.

Thanks to Julie Wu for sharing this story, and to guest writer Bryleigh Loughlin.

Top leaders, top givers

Thursday, 30 May, 2013

This month, we’ve been profiling the stories of some of our top Amway leaders. Each has a unique story about how they have identified the most compelling issues for children in their communities, and found ways to respond.

Among the top Amway achievers of all time is Holly Chen and Barry Chi. Based in Taiwan, but with Amway businesses growing around the world, they don’t forget their roots, and share their success with children who need help to reach their own potential.

GREATER CHINA: GREATER IMPACT

Friday, 18 January, 2013

We saw tremendous growth in the impact of programs helping children in Greater China, including Taiwan and Hong Kong.

The Amway Charity Foundation ramped up its support of nutrition programs to help children in rural areas, where parents have moved to the big cities to find work. The Foundation reached a milestone of 700 kitchens renovated through the Spring Sprout program, and was recognized by the Chinese government for these accomplishments.

In urban communities, Amway continued to support educational programs for migrant children in the big cities, where kids don’t always get the same services as their peers. Amway now supports libraries and mentoring programs in 35 cities across China through Project Sunshine.

We even had a chance to visit a couple of these programs and visit some of the top Amway distributors in China, who are actively supporting initiatives for migrant children, giving their time and resources to help.

In Taiwan, Amway launched the Amway Hope Maker Charity Foundation to formalize their longtime support of people with disabilities, and education and nutrition programs for children in remote areas of the country. The Foundation launched nutrition program in 62 primary schools this year.

And in Hong Kong, students took to the roof to increase their exposure to organic gardening. The Amway Organic Farming Program came to 18 primary school districts in Hong Kong. Amway distributors led by example as well, with more than 400 pledging to become volunteer Green Organic Ambassadors and work alongside junior famers as they tend their school-based organic farms.

From the mainland to the islands, Amway is working alongside distributors, employees, and many partners in Greater China to transform the lives of children.

Not just spinning your wheels

Tuesday, 7 February, 2012

What started as a health event in Taiwan, soon spilled over into a significant initiative for children.

Late last year, Amway held three Nutrilite Bike Day events in Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung to promote exercise and nutrition.

People in Taiwan don’t often get the chance to ride their bikes freely on major highways in the fresh air with friends and family. So the event attracted large audiences, with more than 32,000 participating, including many Amway distributors and employees.

Every good ride needs a good finish. In Taipei, the ride ended at the Presidential Office Square. There, Amway set up a “charity carnival” that raised money for children with mental and physical disabilities.

At the end of the races, the event raised NT$7.1 million (US$231,648) for the Angel Heart Family Social Welfare Foundation.

In this bike race, everyone won.

Thanks to Julie Wu for sharing this story.

Standing out in Taiwan

Monday, 30 January, 2012

Amway was the only private enterprise to receive an award from the Taipei City Government earlier this month.

The Amway Hope Maker program received recognition for providing job opportunities to underserved populations and sponsoring educational resources for disadvantaged students in remote areas.

The award ceremony was held in the Taipei City Government Hall on January 10, 2012.

Congratulations to Amway Taiwan and all of its Hope Maker partners!

Manufacturing Hope in Taiwan

Monday, 16 January, 2012

This year, Amway Taiwan marks 13 years of support for the Hope Maker program. Guided by the goal of “offering opportunities for people to pursue self-reliance,” Hope Maker provides jobs for those who have been severely burned, who suffer from oral cancer, or who have had other significant accidents that prevent them from entering society.

People like Wan-rou.

Wan-rou, who has a pair of clear and beautiful eyes, used to have a cheerful character. However, she lost everything immediately after a gas explosion. After the incident, she tried very hard to look for a job but failed.

Through the Sunshine Foundation, Amway’s Hope Maker partner, Wan-rou was given training and a job making high-performance cleaning towels. The towels are a special promotional item sold by Amway distributors in Taiwan, with the proceeds going to education programs for disadvantaged children.

Wan-rou has more difficulty sewing the mops than other people. However, she never complains because she has found a new start in the Hope Maker work team. Thus, every product is a handcrafted labor of love, providing a new life of hope for the workers.

Through the partnership of Amway, its distributors, employees and caring friends in Taiwan, we have collected than NT$ 53.4 million (US$1.74 million) for the Hope Maker program, helping more than 18,000 people over the years.

This year, Amway Taiwan plans to offer the program year-round, providing more jobs, helping more children with their education, and offering more opportunities for people to live generously.

Thanks to guest writer Julie Wu for sharing this story.