Wednesday, September 29, 2010

NCTU Workshop-Services Learning for Youth

“This session would continue in the future and I appreciated the people who help us” Cung-Yu Wu, President of National Chiao Tung University, in opening ceremony of National Chiao Tung University (09/28).

The learning process for youth was established through youth voluntary groups. The volunteers work in the relevant country. In Indonesia, the volunteer groups namely I-DO and E-Mate. I-DO volunteer group was focusing in rain forest and orangutan conservation in Gunung Leuser National Park. Beside, E-Mate volunteer group was focusing on rural education through ICT in Aceh province. The other youth volunteers are NTHU Volunteer group in Ghana. They are focusing in whole-system design and collaboration.

Both of the volunteer groups were promoting ecotourism, open sources, digital devices for conservation and renewable energy, ecology protection education. While, they also held blogger and internet activity, improving learning and teaching, orphan care, fair trade forum and other positives.

“We providing information and knowledge of computer and internet, recording the preparation of local traditional festival, improving the life of local resident and promoting health concept, introducing new business IT model, collaborating with local to find out the knowledge and resources for live” said NTHU Volunteer group.

Regarding Panut Hadisiswoyo (Founding Director OIC), Okta Setiawan (Air Putih Foundation) and Kiearen Ryan (Sacred Hear College-Belize), the volunteer groups were learning a new innovation in digital and conservation learning for local and international communities, bridging and leverage more partnership. Also, they were improving in communication way in rural area, especially for the poor.

This a good model through active collaborative action with partners in each country. “But, how we share each other, how we learn together” Joy Tang, Founding Director of One Village Foundation asked. The other question came from Director of the Service-Learning, NCTU, Chi-Kaung Pai. “What can we do next? Do we keep share the information or what?”

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