Study Tour

 

We are happy to announce the details of the 10 Study Tour choices. Each tour has a maximum capacity of 40 people so please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Please note that registration for 4WCWS does not guarantee you will be able to attend a study tour. Once places are full, study tour registration will close.  Lunch is included, but we can only offer two options of vegetarian and non-vegetarian. If you have other dietary needs please bring your own food. The study tour language will be English only. Schedules are subject to change. The estimated departure time of 08:30 and return time of 17:00 may vary from tour to tour, depending on traffic and travel distance. The pick-up and drop-off point is outside the 4WCWS venue at Kaohsiung Exhibition Center. 

  • Please note that you must register for 4WCWS and pay for your registration fee (unless you are a scholarship recipient) before you can sign up for a Study Tour. 

  • Once you sign up for a study tour, you cannot change your choice. 

  • We offer prority to all overseas delegates and scholarship recipients. 

Study tour

Date: Nov 8, 2019 (Fri.)

Time: 08:30-17:00* (*estimated time)

Capacity of each tour: 40 people

Tour 1

Women's & Child Welfare (08:30AM~17:00PM)

Route:

Kaohsiung Exhibition Center → Kaohsiung Social Affairs Bureau Women’s Center + Kaohsiung Social Affairs Bureau Children Welfare Service Center → Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum (Vegan lunch)

Focus of visit:

1.  Spaces specifically established by the government for women; connection with local women’s organizations.

2.  Spaces specifically established by the government for children/adolescents; education on parenting skills.

3.  Tour of a religious center.

Organizations/sites to be visited

About the organizations/sites

 

(Book club meeting at the Women’s Space room in the Women’s Center.)

(A discussion on gender issues in the Women’s Historical Records Room.)

 

Kaohsiung Social Affairs Bureau Women’s Center

Address: 777, Jiuru 1st Rd., Sanmin Dist., Kaohsiung

Phone: +886-7-3979680

A platform for the women of Kaohsiung related to recreation, growth, connection among women’s organizations, and giving women a voice for the purpose of promoting their rights, interests, and development as well as gender equality.

We hold women’s education, health, and development courses and encourage their social participation.

1. Group training and connection to resources.

2. Advocate a consciousness about equal rights for women by means of events on related days such as Women’s Day and International Day of the Girl.

We established Taiwan’s first Women’s Historical Records Room as a place to collect educational resources on women and gender issues to promote gender equality consciousness. The Women’s Space is a comfortable environment exclusively for women for the sake of learning, recreation, and discussion.

 

(View of the center from outside.)

(Playroom for children under 2.)

 

Kaohsiung Social Affairs Bureau Children Welfare Service Center

Address: 777, Jiuru 1st Rd., Sanmin Dist., Kaohsiung

Phone: +886-7-3850535

The center was founded on December 1, 1989 to promote balanced mental and physical development in children by giving them a space for play, recreation, and entertainment. We also promote parenting education and work to boost the quality of service provided by our professionals.

What we do/provide:

  1. All of our spaces are divided by age group with toys appropriate to their stage of development: a room for children under 2, a game area for children under 7 and their parents, and an entertainment room for children of ages 7-12;

  2. Child welfare volunteer jobs;

  3. Events directed at growth for children and families;

  4. Notification of children’s delayed development, related referrals, and early intervention services;

  5. Investigation for court custody cases via field visits;

  6. Promotion of parenting education;

  7. Initiation of a childcare research center.

 

Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

(Picture originated from: Tourism Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government )

 

Kaohsiung’s largest facility which advocates the integration of Buddhist principles into lifestyle.

 

 

Tour 2

Tien-Ching Massage Center (08:30AM~17:00PM) 

Route:

Kaohsiung Exhibition Center → Kaohsiung Social Affairs Bureau Women, Children, Youth Center + Kaohsiung Tien-Ching Women Wish Association (meridian massages) → Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum (Vegan lunch)

Focus of visit:

1.  Social welfare spaces and resources for women and adolescents in general.

2.  Personal development stories of women gaining employment and serving as volunteers in their communities.

3.  Tour of a religious center.

Organizations/sites to be visited

About the organizations/sites

 

(Women’s Home—a place for women to come together.)

(A camp for teens at Secret Spot 8, a place for young people to express themselves.)

 

Kaohsiung Social Affairs Bureau Women, Children, Youth Center

Address: 120, Sec. 2, Guangfu Rd., Fengshan Dist., Kaohsiung

Phone: +886-7-7466900

As the largest integrated social welfare organization in Fengshan, the center has a place for young child care and children’s resources, a family play area, a place for teens (called “Secret Spot 8”), the Women’s Home, and an assistive-device resource center, all of which are aimed at providing children, teens, and women with various types of activities and classes related to growth, gender issues, family life, social participation, and sports/recreation.

 

What we do/provide:

1. Different activities for families with young children and guided picture book reading with children;

2. Empowerment for teens, respect for their right to express themselves, social participation encouragement, and discussions on issues important to them; and

3. Empowerment for women by means of a community college for women. Courses include individual study, community participation, and organizational leadership. Women are also helped with economic empowerment so that they may reach economic independence. 

 

 

Kaohsiung Tien-Ching Women Wish Association

Address: 73, Songjiang St., Sanmin Dist., Kaohsiung

Phone: +886-7-3229588

 

The association has provided assistance for years to women in marriages on the verge of collapse, female divorcees, and single-parent mothers in an effort to help them achieve independence in the aspects of finances, emotions, character, and knowledge. We took part in opening classes for learning meridian massage techniques through the use of an ox horn (or other similar instruments). Over 100 women have taken the classes to improve their personal health, promote positive interaction in the family, and gain a means of earning income to achieve economic independence. We have also brought them to rural communities (such as Qishan, Shanlin, and Namaxia) to provide services to senior citizens at local care centers, instilling the concept of giving back to society after benefitting from it as well as giving women a chance to practice their massage skills, in turn boosting their confidence about gaining employment.

What we do/provide:

A)  A center for instruction on fostering a good marriage, classes on restoring relationships and growth;

B)  A learning center at which women are taught how to prepare for life as a senior citizen; and

C)   A center for employment assistance (Tien-Ching Meridian Massage Center).

 

Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

(Picture originated from: Tourism Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government )

Kaohsiung’s largest facility which advocates the integration of Buddhist principles into lifestyle. 

 

Tour 3

Brilliant Life Middle-aged Women's Association (08:30AM~17:00PM)

Route:

Kaohsiung Exhibition Center → Kaohsiung Social Affairs Bureau Senior Citizen Services Center + Kaohsiung Brilliant Life Women’s Vision Association →Dome of light + ferry ride in Qijin

Focus of visit:

1.    Connections and operations of a social welfare resource network for elderly women.

2.    Achievements related to middle-aged women’s self-directed learning and how they become advocates in their communities.

Organizations/sites to be visited

About the organizations/sites

 

(Meals provided for the elderly.)

(Recreational activities for the elderly at a daytime care center)

 

Kaohsiung Social Affairs Bureau Senior Citizen Services Center

Address: 51, Siwei 2nd Rd., Lingya Dist., Kaohsiung

Phone: +886-7-7710055

Our integrated service center that provides the elderly with recreational activities, entertainment, education, daytime care, rehabilitation, and consultation.

What we do/provide:

1. General services: legal consultation, recreational activities, recreational trips outside of the center, daytime care, and medical-related services;

2. Services for special circumstances: daytime care, care for those who live alone, meals, and protective services; and

3. A tier-C community care center: a place of integrated services focused on social participation, health promotion, meals with others, and activities to prevent/delay the onset of disabilities.

 

We have established a Geriatric Research Development Center focused on geriatric issues, the building of a geriatric resource database, and training. What we learn over time from geriatric research will serve as a directional indicator for government policies for the elderly.  

 

 

Kaohsiung Brilliant Life Women’s Vision Association

Address: 2F, 62, Huanghai St., Xinxing Dist., Kaohsiung

Phone: +886-7-2294060

 

Since being founded in 2000, the Brilliant Life Women’s Vision Association has aided middle-aged and elderly women by providing emotional relief, psychological support, and assistance with finding resource channels as well as helping them cope with the pressure of and adjustments to changes in physiology, psychology, family, and society. The association is thus like a second home for them, offering them support in our aging society.

The association is devoted to women’s self-development, promotion of lifelong learning, helping women voice their stories, boosting social concern for women’s issues, and participation in related public affairs. With our years of experience, we are actively involved in community and local care services and the advocacy of women’s issues. After women have accumulated sufficient experience and capabilities, they are then given the chance to use what they have learned to help others in need.

Six major aspects of the association’s work:

1. Care and support for middle-aged and elderly women: hotline and in-person services;

2. Guidance in career planning for middle-aged and elderly women: help with competency, self-development, and overcoming the digital divide;

3. Organization and creation of life stories: helping women write their stories and achieve their dreams;

4. Participation in public affairs and training: encouraging women to serve as volunteers, advocacy of gender consciousness and women’s rights, and empowerment regarding participation in forming government policy and advocacy;

5. Social concern and practice: organization of community events, theatrical performances as a means of advocacy, and leading book clubs in prisons; and

6. Accompaniment and health promotion: providing opportunities for women to eat, live, learn, shop, travel, create, and spend time together.

 

 

 

 

Dome of light

Ferry ride in Qijin

(Picture originated from: Tourism Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government )

Visit the famous Kaohsiung MRT landmark and take the ferry to experience the birthplace of Kaohsiung. It is also the birthplace of Kaohsiung Harbor. It was the place where the ships traveled in the early days.

 

Tour 4

Fule Senior Citizen Center (08:30AM~17:00PM)

Route:

Kaohsiung Exhibition Center → Kaohsiung Social Affairs Bureau Datong Fule Learning Center → British Consulate at Takow (cultural park) + ferry ride in Kaohsiung Harbor

Focus of visit:

Social welfare service policy and implementation for elderly women.

Organizations/sites to be visited

About the organizations/sites

 

(Activity for the elderly and children.)

(Health-promotion activities to delay aging)

 

Kaohsiung Social Affairs Bureau Fule Senior Citizen Learning and Daytime Care Center (Datong Fule Learning Center)

Address: 231, Datong 1st Rd., Xinxing Dist., Kaohsiung

Phone: +886-7-2619277

In 2010, the Kaohsiung City Government and Kaoshiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital teamed up in organizing the Datong Fule Learning Center in unused classrooms at Datong Elementary School. With a capacity for 30 senior citizens, it is the first daytime care center in Taiwan to make use of unused classrooms on a school campus.

 

The center allows for children and the elderly to learn together in an environment based on the concept of “smart daytime care.” Senior citizens with disabilities and dementia are provided with services related to daytime care, health promotion, rehabilitation, and recreation, allowing them to learn and take part in activities happily near their homes while relieving their families of the pressure of caring for them.

 

Ferry ride in Kaohsiung Harbor

The pier2 Art Center(British Consulate at Takow (cultural park)

(Picture originated from: Tourism Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government )

Shoushan has a beautiful view from above of the Kaohsiung Harbor (once the world’s third busiest harbor). After that, we will hike along an old path and visit two buildings of the British Consulate (built in 1879) to see cultural vestiges left by the British long ago. Finally, we will take a ferry trip in the harbor to Hongmaogang Cultural Park to see even more cultural relics from the past.

 

Tour 5

Child Daycare Center (08:30AM~17:00PM)

Route:

Kaohsiung Exhibition Center → Kaohsiung Social Affairs Bureau Xinxing District Public Child Daycare Centers → Ferry ride in Kaohsiung Harbor /The pier2 Art Center(British Consulate at Takow (cultural park)

Focus of visit:

Learn about the achievements of public daycare support and assistance for women with children.

Organizations/sites to be visited

About the organizations/sites

 

(Childcare provided by professionals.)

(Communication between parents and caregivers.)

 

Kaohsiung Social Affairs Bureau Xinxing District Public Child Daycare Centers

Address: 321, Minsheng 1st Rd., Xinxing Dist., Kaohsiung

Phone: +886-7-2150751

With the overall aim of making Kaohsiung a city of high-quality childcare services, the Social Affairs Bureau began turning rarely-used public spaces into public child daycare centers in 2012 to assist families with childcare and allow children to develop in safe environments.

 

The interior design, arranged with young children in mind, holds “family” as its theme with its warm, comfortable, safe environment that encourages play and exploration with educational toys suited to this age group. At this high-quality learning facility for children, we hire a designated number of professional caregivers and nurses based on the number of children registered. 

 

Children of at least 1 month and less than two years old who are registered as Kaohsiung residents are accepted, though priority is given to low- and mid-low-income families, allowing parents in Kaohsiung an inexpensive yet quality choice for their childcare needs.

Ferry ride in Kaohsiung Harbor

The pier2 Art Center(British Consulate at Takow (cultural park)

(Picture originated from: Tourism Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government )

 

Shoushan has a beautiful view from above of the Kaohsiung Harbor (once the world’s third busiest harbor). After that, we will hike along an old path and visit two buildings of the British Consulate (built in 1879) to see cultural vestiges left by the British long ago. Finally, we will take a ferry trip in the harbor to Hongmaogang Cultural Park to see even more cultural relics from the past.

 

Tour 6

Fumin Elderly Women's & Child Center (08:30AM~17:00PM)

Route:

Kaohsiung Exhibition Center → Kaohsiung Social Affairs Bureau Fumin Senior Citizen Center + Childcare Resource Center → Dragon and Tiger Pagodas at Lotus Lake + Zhouzai Wetlands Park

Focus of visit:

Community support resources for elderly women, children, and adolescents.

Organizations/sites to be visited

About the organizations/site

(Taichi fan class at the Evergreen Academy.)

(Dragon Boat Festival event.)

(Activity for grandparents and grandchildren.)

(Interactive family games.)

 

Kaohsiung Social Affairs Bureau Fumin Senior Citizen Center + Childcare Resource Center

Address: 1 and 2F, 435, Fumin Rd., Zuoying Dist., Kaohsiung

Phone: +886-7-5561665

  • Fumin Senior Citizen Center:

In response to the many needs associated with Taiwan’s aging society, Ya Lei Charity was commissioned by the Kaohsiung City Government in 2009 to actively propel the policies of aging-in-place and community-based welfare.

What we do/provide:

1. Individual Case Management Center: Evaluations of individuals’ needs and provision of services or help in attaining needed resources so as to aid people in resolving and simplifying their many and complex problems;

2. Evergreen Academy: Different classes are available based on different people’s needs, enhancing their degree of social participation and desire/opportunity to learn;

3. Concern for those living alone: Phone calls and visits to senior citizens living alone to provide accompaniment and medical-related help when needed; and

4. Recreational activities: The center has a ping-pong table, pool table, karaoke room, and reading room to meet a diversity of needs.

 

  • Fumin Childcare Resource Center:

In 2017, the Jing Chuan Child Safety Foundation was commissioned to manage the center and initiate policies to support the childcare needs of families.

What we do/provide:

1. Family Fun: Separate safe play areas are provided for children under 2 and children of ages 2-6, where they can enhance their physical, mental, sensory, and interpersonal relationship development;

2. Fun with Grandparents: Activities are designed for children and their grandparents to tighten their relationships and reinvigorate senior citizens through the influence of youth; and

3. Childcare information: A time for sharing and exchanges between childcare givers. Through parenting classes and one-on-one consultations, parents/caregivers become better equipped to provide care using correct methods.

   

Lotus Lake Scenic Area + Zhouzai Wetlands Park

(Picture originated from: Tourism Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government )

 

With radiant lotuses growing around the edges of Lotus Lake, it was declared one of the eight major scenic sites of the Fengshan (present-day Kaohsiung) area. It is also known for the beautiful late-afternoon reflection of nearby Banping Hill and the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas. And at night, a fog that forms over the lake gives the whole scene a mysterious look.

The perimeter of the lake is pleasantly dotted with pavilions and willows. Points of historical and scenic interest include the old city wall, Dragon and Tiger Pagodas, Wuli Pavilion, Spring and Autumn Pavilions, Qiming Temple, and Temple of Confucius.

 

Tour 7

DV Center & Family Court (08:30AM~17:00PM)  (FULL)

Route:

Kaohsiung Exhibition Center → Kaohsiung Social Affairs Bureau Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Center + Kaohsiung Juvenile and Family Court Domestic Violence Center → Taiwan Sugar Museum + Ten-drum Ciaotou Creative Park

Focus of visit:

1.     Government policy and its implementation for domestic violence victims.

2.     Judicial process assistance for domestic violence victims.

Organizations/sites to be visited

About the organizations/sites

 

(Integrated medical service being discussed at a professional network meeting.)

(Social workers and medical care staff work together in analyzing the condition of an injured child.)

(A shelter where victims may embark on living independently.)

 

Kaohsiung Social Affairs Bureau Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Center

Address: 10F, 86, Minquan 1st Rd., Lingya Dist., Kaohsiung

Phone: +886-7-5355920

Through our collaborative network of workers in the fields of social work, law enforcement, health, and education, we are providing protection for minors and working to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault.

What we do/provide:

1. Protective services: 24-hour emergency aid, medical aid, legal support, economic support, and psychological counseling to help victims free themselves from violent environments and start living normal lives;

2. Integrated medical services: We established the Integrated Medical Assessment and Care Center for Minors, where a professional medical team provides individual victims with exams, diagnoses, assessments, and consultation to gain a better understanding of the situation;

3. Places of shelter: Based on victims’ needs, they are provided with special, safe shelter at hotels, medical institutions, and nursing homes with whom we have contracts;

4. Independent living services: Mid- and long-term housing, employment assistance, and legal support for female victims of domestic violence in an effort to help them obtain stable employment and independence in their finances and lives; and

5. Taiwan’s first integrated medical exam and forensic evidence collection center: With the professional devices and methods used at district prosecutor offices, police stations, and medical institutions, trace evidence can be collected from victims and suspects/perpetrators for use in related legal cases.

 

 

 

Domestic Violence Incident Service Center

Address: 89, Changde Rd., Nanzi Dist., Kaohsiung

Phone: +886-7-3573511 ext. 295

Garden of Hope and the Kaohsiung Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Center jointly established the Domestic Violence Incident Service Center within Taiwan’s first Kaohsiung Juvenile and Family Court to provide domestic violence victims with help from social workers in learning judicial process concepts, drawing up safety plans, obtaining social resources, and more during the judicial processing of their cases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taiwan Sugar Museum + Ten-drum Ciaotou Creative Park

(Picture originated from: Tourism Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government )

 

Taisugar’s Kaohsiung factory, built in 1901 (during the Japanese occupation) and originally named “Ciaozaitou Sugar Factory,” is an important symbol of Taiwan’s modernization as it was Taiwan’s first sugar factory to become mechanized. The factory commissioned scrap parts from an old sugar industry train engine to artist Liu Dingzan in the making of a 4.2-meter-long, 2,300-kilogram sculpture named Red Bug, which took one year to make and is the first piece of art to be made from the parts of a century-old train engine. In addition, the sugar factory has integrated an exhibition space for the Ten-drum Art Percussion Group and blends in beautifully with the local natural ecology.

 

Tour 8

Ruth Girls Shelter (08:30AM~17:00PM)

Route:

Kaohsiung Exhibition Center → Kaohsiung Social Affairs Bureau Ruth Home for Girls → Chi Mei Museum

Focus of visit:

Learn about methods used to empower young women and the resulting achievements.

Organizations/sites to be visited

About the organizations/sites

 

Kaohsiung Social Affairs Bureau Ruth Home for Girls

Address: 3F, 3, Kaixuan 1st Rd., Lingya Dist., Kaohsiung

Phone: +886-7-2237995

The Ruth Home for Girls was founded through the joint effort of Garden of Hope and the Kaohsiung City Government. It is Kaohsiung’s/Taiwan’s first government-established yet privately-run long-term shelter for female minors with unfortunate circumstances. Those who are admitted are girls of ages 12 – 18 who have been sexually assaulted, are not adequately cared for, come from homes of domestic violence, etc. While here, they are provided with accompaniment and training for empowerment and self-reliance.

 

 

Chi Mei Museum

Address: Sec. 2, Wenhua Rd., Rende Dist., Tainan City
Phone: +886 (0)6 2660808

(Picture originated from:Tourism Bureau of Tainan City Government)

Located in Rende District of Tainan, the museum was established by Chi Mei founder Hsu Wen-long and boasts the largest collection among Taiwan’s private museums. Most of the items on exhibit are Western pieces in the four categories of visual art, musical instruments, weapons, and natural history. It boasts the world’s largest collection of violins, including some of the best violins produced by the world’s greatest violin makers. It further has Taiwan’s most complete collection of Western paintings and sculptures with the goal of offering a basic overview of Western art history.

 

Tour 9

Indigenous Children’s Home (08:30AM~17:00PM)

Route:

Kaohsiung Exhibition Center → Kaohsiung Social Affairs Bureau Qishan Social Welfare Service Center → Meinong Hakka Cultural Museum + Zhuzaimen Hydroelectric Power Plant

Focus of visit:

Women are assisted with learning/growth and provided with professional family services.

Organizations/sites to be visited

About the organizations/sites

(Supply center offers resources to those in emergencies.)

(A parenting education event to strengthen parent-child relationships.)

(Community-based multicultural advocacy at a New Immigrant Family Service Center.)

(A consultation regarding social welfare services.)

 

Kaohsiung Social Affairs Bureau Qishan Social Welfare Service Center

Address: 199, Zhongzheng Rd., Qishan Dist., Kaohsiung

Phone: +886-7-6617464

 

To provide a social safety network, we have established a general social welfare service center.

What we do/provide:

1. Case management: For vulnerable and high-risk families;

2. Resource matching: Help with finding/using appropriate social welfare resources and information on private charity supply centers to provide emergency relief to those in need;

3. Welfare benefit application assistance: Eligibility reapplication for low- and mid-low-income families, application for emergency living-expense assistance for minors of disadvantaged families, and application for medical care for disadvantaged families;

4. Consultation: Information and discussion on social welfare service content and uses; and

5. Support: Group activities to promote family functioning as well as parenting instruction, counseling, learning workshops, and prevention advocacy.

Meinong Hakka Cultural Museum + Zhuzaimen Hydroelectric Power Plant

 

The museum is a great place to learn about Hakka culture. With multimedia displays, actual cultural relics, photos, texts, videos, replicas, ecological landscaping, and interactive exhibits, visitors will experience the interactive relationship between Hakka culture and the environment.

 

Tour 10

Tainan Social welfare (08:30AM~18:00PM)

Route:

Kaohsiung Exhibition Center → Ruth Long-term Care Center for the Elderly (Nursing Home) of the Tainan Lin Chenghui Foundation → Light Through the Cracks Art Exhibition at the Patriotic Women’s Association → Tour of Old Tainan Landmarks

Focus of visit:

1.     Community care and aging-in-place care.

2.     Anti-gender-based-violence art exhibition.

Organizations/sites to be visited

About the organizations/sites

 

 

Tainan Lin Chenghui Foundation

Address: 89, Lin’an Rd., West Central Dist., Tainan

Phone: +886-6-358-8670

The foundation was established in 1952 when founder Frank Lin (Lin Chenghui) began providing shelter in Tainan for lepers in the spirit of Jesus Christ’s love and sacrifice. The work expanded to provide care and guidance to the disadvantaged. In 2013, a new chapter began as the foundation became involved in long-term care for the elderly. In 2016, the foundation established the Ruth Long-term Care Center for the Elderly, which operates under the principles of the Japanese “unit care” model. This model incorporates the aspects of family, society, lifestyle, the individual, and resident-friendliness so as to allow people to age in their own community and give them an environment of compassionate care and community life.

 

Light Through the Cracks Art Exhibition at the Patriotic Women’s Association

 

The Patriotic Women’s Association was originally established in Japan and later brought to Taiwan. It served as a major women’s organization during WWII. Most of the members were highly educated women of the upper class. Their mission was to promote local construction and provide social welfare services. The headquarters were in Taipei, and they founded this branch in Tainan, which was built in 1920. It is a mixture of Japanese and Western architecture, and its floor with a pattern of stacked cubes is quite unique. The wooden structure inside and the tatami-covered floors in the rooms upstairs give the place a strong sense of Japanese culture. Art exhibitions are frequently held here.

The Light Through the Cracks art exhibition has been organized by the Tainan branch of GOH. The exhibition seeks to allow viewers to understand how their gender values have been molded and how violence erupts as a result of biased and discriminatory gender cognition due to the gender constructs and gender imbalance within traditional culture, society, and family interaction. Another goal of the exhibition is to encourage people to actively help those who suffer from gender-related oppression. 

 

Ai-shin Material sharing Center

Address: 89, Lin’an Rd., West Central Dist., Tainan

Phone: 06-358-5385

 

“ Ai-shih Material sharing Center” is the first material sharing center in Tainan at 2011 , with the purpose of providing free living materials for the disadvantages families as referred by social welfare organizations, social workers as well as the community leader. The purpose for the establishment of the center is on the one hand provide employment opportunities for disadvantaged women and on other hand provide second-hand materials to the disadvantaged families at Tainan City through the non-profit re-sale and sharing of these items. We invite you to join us, and donate your used goods to those disadvantaged families in need.

 

 

 

Tour of Old Tainan Landmarks

 

(Picture originated from:Tourism Bureau of Tainan City Government)

 

A)     Confucius Temple:

This is Taiwan’s first temple dedicated to Confucius and was the initiation of Confucian studies in Taiwan, hence its also being known as the “first academy of Taiwan.” The Confucius Temple Cultural Park holds the centuries-old temple as its core, and there are also several major old monuments and streets in the area, situated in a way to emphasize a feeling of space. This is the first attraction in Tainan created as a cultural park.

B)    Chihkan Cultural Park:

The Chihkan Tower (originally “Fort Provintia”) was the center of development in Old Tainan. It is one of only a few cultural parks in Taiwan that contains architecture characteristic of the styles of the Dutch and the Kingdom of Tungning (a short-lived 17th-century government in Taiwan).

C)     Anping Fisherman’s Wharf:

Originally a fish market, the area is now a recreational park, and the original pumping station has been made into an activity center. All the walls are made of glass, giving it the appearance of an ornately crafted glass house. At the top, you may enjoy a nice breeze and a beautiful view of Anping Harbor.

D)     Eternal Golden Castle:

Also known as the Erkunshen Battery, this was Taiwan’s first Western-style fort. It has a moat filled with seawater and old cannons at the top.