Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What's going on with E-Mate 2011. Check it out

On Sunday 24th April 2011 was the centenary anniversary of National Tsing Hua University. NTHU International volunteer from Ghana, Tanzania, Nepal, Indonesia sold some souvernirs for the fundraising.

5th generation of E-Mate sold some Indonesian cuisine such as fried noodles, chilly sauces, snacks and lychee beverages. All of the food was fresh prepared by Taiwanese Students. Two thumbs up for E-Mate

E-Mate team had group discussion and bahasa course weekly. Honda Gan is the teacher for the Bahasa course. He is a cute boy from Malaysia and had joined E-Mate to Aceh for 3 times.

Recently E-Mate volunteer is discussing their program, mission, schedule and the challenges.

New challenges for E-MAte is Ramadhan/ fasting month for Muslim. This could be interesting experiences and new learning for E-Mate, they can observe Muslim in Indonesia pass the fastings and lifehabits.

With "Go green " as E-Mate tagline this year. They will establish recycle station in Sabang and donate dustbins. Instead of doing recycle process, E-Mate will do sweeping around Unsyiah's campus and Sabang city. E-Mate hopes this can be the example for Acehnese people and can attract the mass media. This year, E-MAte will also visit Blangkejeren to make video about Coffee and Gayonese cultures

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Amazing Forum and sharing from Tanzania, Indonesia, Ghana and Nepal

NTHU Overseas Service Learning Program 2011 Review & Prospect Forum
On Sunday (1st May) National Tsing-Hua University hold Overseas Service Learning Program 2011 review & prospect forum which is one of the series activities of CENTENARY CELEBRATION. NTHU invite the local cooperators from 4 international volunteer groups (Nepal, Indonesia, Ghana, and Tanzania) to celebrate the centenary of NTHU together.

The purpose is to give thanks to the cooperators for their kind assistances over the past four years and review the voluntary projects over the past four years with students and foreign partners.

The interaction between students and local cooperators was really enthusiastic. The most interesting question is " which one you prefer if we simply donate all the money to the volunteering country or send the students to serve in your county? " Tanzania cooperators said "send the money to our country is useless, it is better if NTHU students can come to Tanzania and bring the people knowledge, experiences, volunteering experiences and this will teach people the capacity to find their own money"