Your dedication to the mission of Pearl S. Buck International is so important. Your generosity is instrumental in helping children in need become successful young adults and break the bonds of poverty that have hindered their families for generations.
Please enjoy the Success Stories and Program Updates below to see how you are changing lives.
Bringing Hope to Families in Taiwan for More than 50 Years
Pearl S. Buck Foundation Taiwan-Taipei celebrated its 51st year of service in 2019. Their work was more fruitful than ever, thanks to the donations of so many generous people and the hard work of the board of directors and staff. There was a significant increase in the number of child sponsors and sponsored families and children: 356 child sponsors contributed to the support of 209 families and 387 children.
Accomplishments of the Foundation
The foundation provided educational programs including IT sessions for the children, self-exploration workshops, and career development lectures for teenagers, as well as learning sessions for parents covering topics such as parenting, photography, painting, arts and crafts. Citi Foundation continued its support by sponsoring basic financial training sessions and parent-child financial workshops for new immigrant and/or low-income families. Pearl S. Buck Foundation also organized financial empowerment workshops for professional helpers to assist families with financial difficulties.
Health, Education, and Psycho-Social Care
In terms of health development, programs provided included co-learning sessions for parents and children to learn about balanced diets and how to work together to prepare a healthy meal. As for social-psychological development, this year the foundation once again hosted two major events, a Lunar New Year celebration and a Christmas party, with over 600 in attendance at each event. These festive events are always heart-warming and well-received, showing the community’s warmth toward the children and encouraging them to be positive and motivated.
The foundation continues to train interpreters for on-site interpreting services offered to new immigrants. This past year, it was discovered that many new immigrant children who lived in one parent’s home country before coming to Taiwan were experiencing difficulty in school. As a result, a new one-to-one interpretation program was developed for new immigrant elementary and middle school-aged children with limited Chinese language proficiency. The initiative provides much needed transitional support and has seen remarkable results.
International Exchange Program
Last year the foundation also had more international exchanges. They were visited by scholars from the UK and university professors and students from Hong Kong and Japan. Among them, 40 students from Hong Kong Polytechnic University stayed in Taipei for 10 days, working with the foundation on a service-learning project about new immigrants in Taiwan.
Well Wishes from Pearl S. Buck Foundation Taiwan-Taipei
All of these programs and services are made possible by the generous contributions and support of child sponsors and donors. Because of your kindness and generosity, Pearl S. Buck Foundation Taiwan-Taipei is able to continue the mission of the Pearl S. Buck: healthy and happy growth for children in need; poverty alleviation and self-dependence for families facing difficulties.