Necessities delivery with the community in Taitung
Happy 2020! I hope this finds everyone well.
I have attached our annual 2019 report for everyone to see what we've been up to since the last update and will also provide some more details in this email on the going-ons since then. Most of our activities for the necessities and gifting take place after the deadline of our last report (Dec7th) so we wrapped up our large scale year end necessities and food drive in December and January to ChingChuan and Taitung, with over $5000 USD / 100,000NT worth of quality plant-based resources for 20 families.
Due to the recent virus outbreak, with schools and gatherings delayed, we have been off to a slower start in terms of our usual workshops being pushed back a few weeks, but have been gathering momentum in our Brighter Futures Program. This Program includes plant-based meals in conjunction with providing our Bright Side Youth 16+ with life and work skills. Whereas previous workshops are dependent on volunteers, with this program as it targets a smaller number of youth, we have been heading to the Children's Home directly in small groups to aid them one on one. We were also able to squeeze in a woodcraft workshop at the beginning of January with our indigenous youth in Chingchuan and had an amazing plant basedmeal spread with Omnipork Bafang dumplings, fried rice, and fruitcake muffins.
No. of creative edu classes 2019: 29
No. of Plant-based Meals served to Youth and Community: 243
Big Friend Volunteers: 173
Amount of organic rice delivered in December 1146 lbs
We have our workshops through April lined up including an intensive Bright Side Projects training combined with Trauma Informed Education training, and look forward to providing you with more updates later on! If you are in town and want to join our workshops be sure to check our Facebook.
Rice food staples in ChingChuan
Omnipork dumplings from BaFang for ChingChuan Kids
Plant based fruitcake muffins for ChingChuan Kids
Plantbased meal for Youth in ChingChuan
Food staples delivery with Taitung community