Rhythm of Nature! Making my Community Become Colorful !
Description: Ding An community is located in the northwest of Taichung City, south of Da-An river, face to Taiwan Straits. Ding An is at the countryside. The residents here take agriculture and animal husbandry as dominant living. They plant paddy rice and taro; they raise fowl and duck. Industry and commerce are developed insufficiently so the outward migration of young population is serious. The main population of Ding An is elder and child. It’s lack of vitality or originality. The community is short of power of community development due to the aging. We hope that the involvement of volunteers can encourage residents care about community and look forward to having something new from different culture exchanging.
Type of Work: 1. In order to encourage elder to join community activity, he community conducts elder caring strongpoint and health promotion every Friday. Volunteers lead the elder to experience different cultures and stimulate their sense of curiosity and action. 2. Community development: painting the walls of community. It made our residents attend the activity of community and had a strong feedback last year, so we would like to continue this activity this year. to keep the wall colorful from the 2016. 3. The community is lack of originality because of aging. We hope that volunteers can give some suggestions for entirety community view plan.
Accommodation: Accommodation & Food: The accommodation will be at 2nd floor of Community Center. It contains about 25 people. Not need to bring your sleeping bag. There is fine sanitary equipment and kitchen in the first floor. Volunteer group need to cook meals by turns every day.
Language: Taiwanese language & Chinese Mandarin
Requirements: 1) For people who are interested or professional in painting or performing！2) Volunteer can bring photos or stories of homeland and paint on the walls in community.3) Bring 2-3 traditional toys（typical toys in your country/downtown）for cultural exchange
Approximate Location: Ding An community, Da An Dist., Taichung City, close to Dajia JennLann Temple (about 15 minute-drive) It’s about one-hour drive from Taichung urban district.
Google Map website：439 Ding An community, Da An Dist., Taichung City
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