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Walking the Next Mile after Morakot along Laulong River
Chang Jung Christian University/Centre for Social Emporwerment,Taiwan
Local Action And Connection
Setup Stage Project (A)
University and rural community together explore the ways of economy, social and cultural reconstruction and development.
Chang Jung Christian University Centre fOr Social Empowerment Taiwan (COSET) and Yunus Social Business Centre get together with College of Management, Humanities and Social Science to continue working with the young people in Kaohsiung’s rural areas after statutory reconstruction of Marakot disaster. This project has proceeded 2017 USR pilot project that based on the collaboration of some associations which are Paulai Association, Laonong Pingpu Association and The Alliance of Small Community. Through this project, we could fulfill the community needs and participate in community issues such as developing community economy, culture identity and inherit community cultural.
Kaohsiung City Liugui District, Qishan District, Shanlin District, Meinong District
After experienced typhoon Marakot, Kaohsiung Qishan and Meinong district are still on the developing state. These are issue to be concern in this project:1.Liugui Baolai District major economic sources interrupt, community youth population shift to city, high elderly population, main community issue turns to developing economic sources. 2.Liugui Laonong District facing cultural identity and recognition crisis more and more obvious.3.Community youth preserving community cultural by using video and sound recording.
1.University participate community issues by planning social enterprise, Green travel through the collaboration with Mango Feet Space, a community organization.2.University participate on the cultural identity movement and assisting community by arranging community’s traditional story line.3.University using some advanced technology assist community organization collects some stories from partial rural areas and produce a “Moving-broadcast”.
Baolai community has developed its ecological travel as the main economic support due to the community unity, Laonong district Taivoan has become more visible in the community and its traditional ritual has become an important culture property, The Alliance of Small Community “Moving- Broadcast” has become hot broadcast in those community. Lastly, these community has become the university researching and servicing fields.