In order to develop a global perspective of young people, encourage young people to engage in overseas volunteer service and guide young people from Taiwan to the world. The Youth Development Administration, Ministry of Education has long actively promoted overseas volunteer services and annually subsidized applications for proposals from domestic tertiary institutions and legitimate civil society organizations. Now showing results, scope of services across five continents, multi-service type, covering education, humanitarian care, culture, environment, health, Chinese language teaching and other information. Not only to expand youth international perspective, while providing opportunities for young people to explore and discover different countries, habits and culture. Following the annual policy goals of President Tsai “12-year national basic schooling education policy” in 2016. To create a forward-looking education of "not only teaches for today, but also learns for tomorrow". It will encourage the diversified career development of high school graduates, social experience first and then to the universities. At the same time, the youth development administration will hold a thousand-person youth overseas peace work group to encourage young people to go to overseas countries to volunteer, improve their foreign language ability and develop an international perspective.
Following the annual policy goals of President Tsai’s “12-year national basic schooling education policy” in 2016, the Youth Overseas Peace Corps was established, along with the Youth Overseas Peace Corps Promotion Committee, which is made up of relevant government ministries, civil society organizations, and youth representatives. These offer young people overseas voluntary service opportunities, broaden their international outlook, and give young people opportunities to explore and discover the customs and cultures of different countries.
2. Program content:
(1) Target participants: Young Taiwanese nationals aged 18-35 years old.
(2) Strategic execution:
A. Promoting youth overseas voluntary service through public-private partnerships:
To encourage youths to participate in overseas voluntary service and apply their skills and knowledge to offer other countries or regions valuable services, we fund colleges, universities and NGOs on a one-off (or continuing) basis to go to service locations to carry out planned service projects. In addition, youths who are invited by international organizations or overseas branches to work on in-depth overseas service projects (for at least 3 months or more), may go through colleges, universities or NGOs to apply for long-term volunteering support.
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