Funding for Underprivileged Youth in Taiwan
Hello, everyone. I am Yu Lun from Taiwan and am a cofounder/program director of IPOWER Alliance, an official NPO which aims to empower underprivileged youth in rural areas in Taiwan through our education program.
Four years ago, we started by offering after school sessions to the underserved youth in the Northern region of Taiwan at a local convenience store, on the street, or any place that could accommodate our programs. Each year we realised that there are more and more kids in this community that need various social and educational supports from us. In 2016, we decided to officially establish IPOWER Alliance NPO in Taiwan as a means of providing a more sustainable support system for the community.
For a couple of years, we searched tirelessly for a place to set up a permanent learning space for the kids. Finally in 2017, we found two abandoned buildings and with the help of our kids, worked hard to refurbish the buildings and turn them into classrooms. The whole process itself served as a great learning opportunity for the children. They learned about the concept of placemaking and were also empowered by rebuilding their community using their own hands and creativity. All of this was achieved on a shoestring budget.
Now, we need your support to sustain the the two classrooms and continue to provide a fun and safe learning environment for youth who would otherwise be left behind by their schools, family and society as a whole.
The amount of the funding raised will go to
1. Classroom A (Fu-ji) 1 year rent : 6800 US dollars
Classroom Learning Theme: Life Skills (Cooking, baking)
2. Classroom B (Lao-mei) 1 year rent : 2000 US dollars
Classroom Learning Theme: STEAM Learning (Crafts, Arts)
3. Classroom C (Lao-mei2) 1 year rent : 1200 US dollars
Support with Share is highly appreciated as well! Thank you so much!
4. Youth's Learning learning materials, ingredients, tuition fee etc. : 2000 US dollars
If the funding exceed the minimum amount of 10,000 dollars, those funding will go directly to youth's learning materials, ingredients, tuition fee etc.