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The purpose of the establishment of the Youth Overseas Peace Corps


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.

Youth Overseas Peace Corps


1. Goal:

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.
B. Pooling relevant resources, supporting youth sustainable development services:
We have launched a youth overseas volunteering information platform specialist website to offer young overseas volunteers pre-trip training courses to build their capacity in planning, project execution and risk management, and satisfy their need for relevant knowledge about overseas service. In addition, we pull together statistical data from different government ministries, colleges and universities, high schools and CSOs, to get a grasp of the current situation of Taiwanese youth taking part in overseas volunteering service.
C. Team contest judging to establish youth standard models to inspire others:
Through the Youth Peace Corps Contest selection process, outstanding youth overseas volunteer teams are chosen, and at the award and sharing ceremony, winning teams are honored and invited to share their overseas volunteering experience, to inspire other youth to take part.

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THE FLAG PASSING CEREMONY TO ENCOURAGE HUNDREDS OF YOUTH OVERSEAS VOLUNTEERS BY PRESIDENT TSAI


President Tsai, on June 14 2019, met the 2019 Youth Overseas Peace Corps’ representatives and passed the 2019 Youth Overseas Peace Corps’ Flag before the youth start their volunteer trips. Their missions will begin during their summer vacation. President Tsai encouraged the youth to establish a connection between Taiwan and the world. She hoped that the meaningful contributions Taiwanese youth have made can been seen by the world.

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FENG XING OVERSEAS SWAZILAND MEDICAL SERVICE TEAM


Main services as dental treatment, fluoridize and health education. Prophylactic therapy is divided into two approaches, preventive and advanced treatment. From the first oral screening, the oral screening table was developed in cooperation with the local government hospital (Mbabane Government Hospital, MGH), the former dental department minister Dr. Mabuza, and revised with the local dental department form. The main criteria set out in the form to judge the treatment required to treat people, and the urgency of treatment prescribed by their standards, to take the next step of treatment or referral to a local hospital for screening table. Then enter the dental clinic, the emergency treatment of the dentist, including fissure sealant and emergency treatment, such as Intermediate Restorative Material (IRM) and Gingival Index (GI), tooth extraction, referral judgment, will use the dental equipment carried by the team for diagnosis and treatment. Due to the lack of local water resources and inadequate brushing concept in Swaziland, the clinic mainly focuses on the treatment of fluoride and strengthens local dental care. In the end, the people who underwent different treatments were given individualized health education propaganda. On the other hand, simple oral health education was also conducted for all the people and toothbrushes were distributed.

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NATIONAL DEFENSE MEDICAL CENTER, THE LOVE IN CAMBODIA INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER GROUP


Through pre-departure visits and surveys, the analysis of service target feedback plans includes Preak kmeng Village and KKEV Orphanage Service Plans. Because of the shortage of local medical resources, the application was submitted to the hospital and the required items were donated through the assessment. In addition, with "hypertension studio" to enhance the basic knowledge of medical staff, and through field visits to understand the living habits of local residents and the association of hypertension. Count the medical habits of local residents and recommend to medical institutions, explore the reasons for the popularity of head lice and design the content of education based on these. The primary school curriculum is divided into different ages, integrates the local education concept and refers to the local health education poster design course to avoid confusion about the concept of school children. Teacher training programs have improved the problems such as the short-term local service, the needs of the institutional and the lack of continuity of the course.

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TAIPEI MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, KINGDOM OF CAMBODIA SERVICE


With "evidence-based" and "sustainable" service core spirit of cooperation in Battambang "parasite control program" and "health care package plan" with local schools. In the province of Siem Reap, cooperate with the TEP Culture and Education Association to conduct a “local education plan”. "Parasite control program" is to use scientific methods to track the rate of parasitic infections among schoolchildren and establish a local database. Use the picture book to present the knowledge of "parasitic prevention", enhance the knowledge of the children through interaction, and help improve the home environment through home visits. "Medical Package Program" is to distribute medical kits(First-aid-kit)in primary schools to teach local teachers about wound treatment methods, so that students can immediately treat wounds to reduce the infection rate. "People's Education Program" Based on the service concept of “sustainability” and the local organization TEP (TEP Culture and Education Association), the training of local seed teachers teaches the teaching knowledge to students in a relaxed and interesting way and brings them to various regions.

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SUBSIDIES FOR YOUTH OBSERVERS


To promote the “New South Policy”, young people between the age of 18 to 35 are encouraged to build up relations with the international non-governmental organizations in ASEAN, South Asia, New Zealand, Australia and other countries and observe the model of their operations and build up partnerships. At the same time, they are encouraged to understand local social and humanistic conditions for analysis and comparison in order to train the ability of our youth in participating in international affairs and enhance the pool of our New South talents. In 2017-2018, 23 youth were subsidized to visit New South countries to conduct in-depth training programs.

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SUBSIDIES AND PLANNING FOR THE YOUTH OVERSEAS VOLUNTEER SERVICE PROGRAM


To encourage youth between the age of 18 to 35 to participate in overseas (in areas outside Taiwan, Penghu Islands, Kinmen, and Mazu) volunteer work. Joining forces with civilian groups, universities and colleges, we invite youths to contribute their knowledge and specialties to provide valuable services to other areas and countries. We motivate the young people’s sense of social mission and responsibilities to fulfill their duties of being a global citizen and the members of the global village. Achieving the goal of SDGs of the United Nation to promote mutual understanding and exchange between our people and people in other countries. In 2005 to 2018, we subsidized 1,316 teams.

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