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Diversified Learning Project for Children

by The Mustard Seed Mission
Diversified Learning Project for Children
Diversified Learning Project for Children
Diversified Learning Project for Children
Diversified Learning Project for Children
Diversified Learning Project for Children
Diversified Learning Project for Children
Diversified Learning Project for Children
Diversified Learning Project for Children
Diversified Learning Project for Children
Diversified Learning Project for Children
Diversified Learning Project for Children
Diversified Learning Project for Children
Diversified Learning Project for Children
Diversified Learning Project for Children
Teens make effort into contributing the society
Teens make effort into contributing the society

Monthly cleaning streets activity was coming! Teens from Mustard Seed Youth Home brought up all cleaning stuffs, like brooms, trash bags, dustpans, rakes, and a cart, and walked to the community. While they were cleaning, neighbors cheered up for them. Besides, the chief of village saw them keeping picking up trashes in the sun and sweating, so he bought beverages for them. All of them were happy and all the tiredness were gone!

There were many kinds of trash on roads and in bushes, glasses, betel nut residue, cigarette butts and boxes, to go boxes, beverage cups, plastic bags, styrofoam, and even needles were included. After nearly an-hour of cleaning, they realized how hard cleaners work. Some said that people should not litter, because it may cause others' inconvenience. Moreover, if people stop littering, it's not necessary for teens from Mustard Seed Youth Home to clean up communities.

When we started this project, teens had some complain at the beginning. They wondered that why they had to clean communities, while there're still lots of places to be cleaned in the Mustard Seed Youth’s Home. The teachers communicated with them and shared with them that with everyone's effort, communities will be cleaner and it’s also a way to contribute to the society. They finally realized the meaning of this project and were willing to make effort to do so.

Through Diversified Learning ProjectMustard Seed Youth Home provides teens a variety of opportunities to learn, developing themselves, having more experience of social life, improving their social interaction skill in small groups, and enhance the social adaption skill. Moreover, Diversified Learning Project also focuses on moral education, helping teens develop positive characteristic and patience so that they may have good future and interaction relationship after leaving the Mustard Seed Youth Home.

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Our Projects:
*Challenge Camp http://bit.ly/2NKscIM - Help community underprivileged children in Taiwan are able to have the chance to see and learn more!

*Sprout Up Project http://bit.ly/2NJk0bV - Help Vulnerable Children’s Life Have Bright Future.

*Diversified Learning Project for Children http://bit.ly/2NJoPC7 - Help Children in Agape Children’s Home and Mustard Seed Youth Home are able to explore more through learning.

*End Hunger http://bit.ly/2NM41Kj - Build a Food Bank Distribution Center - Sharing food to community needy people and families!

*Indonesia Tsunami Post-Disaster Recover Projechttp://bit.ly/2RAApke

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The Mustard Seed Mission

Website: http://www.mustard.org.tw/locale/en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mustard.tw/

Donation Information: https://www.mustard.org.tw/locale/en/tab/898

E-Newsletter: https://goo.gl/e8EUBo

MSM - the 1st registered Social Welfare Organization in Taiwan -  https://youtu.be/qyTAv0L5Sz0

A Boy bend down to pick up trash
A Boy bend down to pick up trash
Children carefully clean in the middle of the road
Children carefully clean in the middle of the road
Children are in group discussions
Children are in group discussions

The students from the Department of Child Development and Family Studies in Tzu Chi University frequently visit the teenagers in Hualian Mustard Seed Youth Home to lead all kinds of activities for children. This time they set up activities regarding sexuality education and the discovery of their inner self. Under the lead of the university students, everyone had a great time and were really passionate throughout the course. The children in the Youth Home appreciates their effort with sincere gratitude.

These young students with great passion and enthusiasm brought a totally different atmosphere to the kids in the Youth Home during the two weeks of their stay. During the first week, they taught kids how to discover their personalities and unique characteristics of themselves including their EQ, communication pattern, and their sense of moral values, enabling the kids to be more familiar with themselves throughout the activities.

During the second week, the children got an opportunity to learn more about how to interact with opposite genders, understanding where the physical boundaries are and the knowledge in regards to Children and Youth Protection Law, making sure they know that when they are engaging in physical interactions, be aware of other people's physical boundaries to avoid violating the law. As the activities came towards the end, these juniors in Tzu Chi University promised that they will back to the Youth Home if they ever have a chance.

Children are in group discussions

Hualian Mustard Seed Youth Home serves around 20 teenagers from all over Taiwan; facing the difficulties in operating with limited resources and funding, Mustard Seed Youth Home wants to give thanks to all the university students that were willing to bring their skill base and profession into the community.

Education is crucial for children in Youth Home because most of them are lacking self-confidence, sometimes they refuse to learn because of their negative learning experience or others' malicious judgment on their family background. Mustard Seed Youth Home provides education programs to these youths to help them get more self-confidence and positive learning experiences through interesting and creative education methods. We hope the youths are able to be inspired by the Diversified Learning Project.

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Our Projects:

*Challenge Camp http://bit.ly/2NKscIM - Help community underprivileged children in Taiwan are able to have the chance to see and learn more!

*Sprout Up Project http://bit.ly/2NJk0bV - Help Vulnerable Children’s Life Have Bright Future.

*Diversified Learning Project for Children http://bit.ly/2NJoPC7 - Help Children in Agape Children’s Home and Mustard Seed Youth Home are able to explore more through learning.

*End Hunger http://bit.ly/2NM41Kj - Build a Food Bank Distribution Center - Sharing food to community needy people and families!

*Indonesia Tsunami Post-Disaster Recover Project http://bit.ly/2RAApke

*Philippines - Typhoon Mangkhut Relief Fund http://bit.ly/2Fy4DQ4

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The Mustard Seed Mission

Website: http://www.mustard.org.tw/locale/en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mustard.tw/
Donation Information: https://www.mustard.org.tw/locale/en/tab/898
E-Newsletter: https://goo.gl/e8EUBo
MSM - the 1st registered Social Welfare Organization in Taiwan -  https://youtu.be/qyTAv0L5Sz0
Children
Children's First Public Performance

The First Public Performance

Children in the Mustard Seed Youth Home woke up early to go to the Freedom Plaza in Hualien City. It was the children's first public performance this year. It was an exciting and yet intimidating experience to perform in public. Before the performance, children have been practicing for several months. The children wanted to perform their best for the audience, so they practiced for many hours and worked very hard to make sure every song is sound-perfect.

Children's First Public Performance

Passionate Music Band

With the brisk love song "Answer" as an introduction, the audience followed the rhythm and tapped their feet along with the beat. Another song "Yours is the Kingdom" showered the audience with God's blessing. The performance ended with the famous song "Rice Field" as the audience sang together to wave with the melody. During the short fifteen minutes, the children performed at our finest and received huge applause and encouragement.

With this successful performance, the children gained their confidence on stage to showcase their talent. Children hope they can receive more invitations for future performing opportunities to share the beauty of the music with everyone.

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Our Projects:

*Challenge Camp  http://bit.ly/2NKscIM - Help community underprivileged children in Taiwan are able to have the chance to see and learn more!

*Sprout Up Project http://bit.ly/2NJk0bV - Help Vulnerable Children’s Life Have Bright Future.

*Diversified Learning Project for Children  http://bit.ly/2NJoPC7 - Help Children in Agape Children’s Home and Mustard Seed Youth Home are able to explore more through learning.

*End Hunger  http://bit.ly/2NM41Kj - Build a Food Bank Distribution Center - Sharing food to community needy people and families!

*Philippines - Typhoon Mangkhut Relief Fund  http://bit.ly/2Fy4DQ4

*Indonesia Tsunami Post-Disaster Recover Project http://bit.ly/2RAApke

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The Mustard Seed Mission

Website: http://www.mustard.org.tw/locale/en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mustard.tw/
Donation Information: https://www.mustard.org.tw/locale/en/tab/898
E-Newsletter: https://goo.gl/e8EUBo
MSM - the 1st registered Social Welfare Organization in Taiwan -  https://youtu.be/qyTAv0L5Sz0
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Despite slow reaction, Xiaoting still completely f
Despite slow reaction, Xiaoting still completely f

Because I want to understand it all!

I want to keep practicing because I want to understand it all! A touching talk came out from the 17-year old Xiaoting who faced difficulty at his very first job.

Xiaoting works and learns hard in the office

Xiaoting grew up in a single-parent family with a parent who is Taiwanese new immigrants and holds a disability card.  After the first year at high school, Xiaoting left school for joining his peer ruffians and frequently made troubles. Through another organization, he was introduced to Yes, I can. Youth EmploymentTraining Program.

When assessing if Xiaoting was suitable for joining this program, the social worker asked Xiaoting why he chose to start working instead of continuing his education.

Xiaoting said: I was a terrible rascal. I flighted and made a lot of troubles so I dropped out from school.  I wasn't really interested in studying at all.

The friends I used to hang out with were too complicated so I stop keeping in touch with them.

I want to work and have money for my family and I want to visit my father who lives at a care center in Yunlin.  I miss my father.

A step by step

Xiaoting then joined Youth Employment Training Program and started receiving training.  On the class, he was a quiet and timid student who seldom spoke.  He was slow when reading and writing questionnaires and resume but always completely focused on it.  He was willing to do everything thing step by step.  Xiaoting frequently faced the difficulty of job hunting previously due to young age and slow reaction, therefore he explained that he is willing to do any job as long as he finds one.

Despite slow reaction, Xiaoting still completely focuses on learning

After finished the program, social workers helped Xiaoting to find an internship opportunity at an industrial enterprise. Even though the enterprise saw Xiaoting's obstacle at work, they were still willing to provide him a 2-week job training.  Xiaoting was trying very hard on learning every skill.  However, he sadly had to leave for not meeting the enterprise's requirement.  Social works relentlessly continued with a suitable job for Xiaoting and employers who are willing to accept an employee with mild mental disorder.  Finally, they found an entrepreneur of a cosmetic company who is Xiaoting's current employer who offered him a position at wrapping sector.  Xiaoting smoothly adapted to the working pace.  Xiaoting, the hard-working boy, found his own world where he is 100% acceptable.  Mostly, a job that he is capable of!

The change

Xiaoting now often says to the social worker: Thank you very much, sister.

During this job-hunting journey with Xiaoting, everybody saw all the efforts he made.  Despite difficulties and obstacles, Xiaoting tried out step by step for starting a stable life for himself and his family who he cares.  Instead of making troubles, he can positively move on his life.

Xiaoting works and learns hard in the office
Xiaoting works and learns hard in the office

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Self-discovery is like entering a dark tunnel, not knowing how long the tunnel will be, but the further one walks the closer one will get to the light at the end of the tunnel. Qi-Qi is groping her way through that tunnel right now. She is a girl with lots of ideas and she likes beautiful things, so when she was a student she chose to major in cosmetics. When not studying, she worked part-time in various beauty studios near her home.

Qi-Qi paid lots attention in the training

When she came to sign up for the "Yes, I Can Youth Empowerment Career Training Program" in April, she told the social worker: "Because I am someone who has a cold exterior while being passionate inside, through this class I want to see if I truly love cosmetics or if I could do other things besides cosmetics.” In class, Qi-Qi was proactive and diligent. Not surprisingly, she became the first student who received an internship opportunity. Her wish was fulfilled when she was accepted as an intern in a respectable beauty salon.

After being an intern for one week, the social worker went to the workplace to see Qi-Qi. The stressful work style and job content caused Qi-Qi to feel at a loss. She told the social worker, "I feel like I don't love cosmetics that much," and thus gave notice of her resignation. The social worker explained to Qi-Qi that in the future if she wanted to enter a respectable and prestigious cosmetics company, the work environment would be similar to what she had experienced in her internship. If currently she felt like she could not adjust to working in a large company, but still wanted to do work related to cosmetics, she could first work in a drugstore and consider whether a job in a large company suited her.

Qi-Qi was generating her own resume for applying for job interview in the drugstore

The ever-proactive Qi-Qi went online, found a vacancy in a drugstore, and smoothly passed the interview. Now she wears her uniform and serves customers who also love beauty. Despite the fact that there were some twists and turns in Qi-Qi's tunnel of self-discovery, she continued to walk forward towards the light at the end of the tunnel. Although she retraced her steps due to uncertainty, after resting for a little while she kept positively moving forward. We wish Qi-Qi all the best and anticipate that she will soon find her own light.

Support Youth Employment Training Program - Help community underprivileged youths in Taiwan are able to have a positive first step on their career path!

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Our Other Projects
Challenge Camp: a Good Life for Children - Help community underprivileged children in Taiwan are able to have the chance to see and learn more!
End Hunger - Build a Food Bank Distribution Center - Sharing food to community needy people and families!

Let our community be filled with Love and Energy!

 

The Mustard Seed Mission
Website: http://www.mustard.org.tw/locale/en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mustard.tw/
Donation Information: https://www.mustard.org.tw/locale/en/tab/898
E-Newsletter: https://goo.gl/e8EUBo
MSM - the 1st registered Social Welfare Organization in Taiwan -  https://youtu.be/qyTAv0L5Sz0
 

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