Keep Elders Memories in Guo Gang!
Description: Guo Gang Community located in the Keelung City Nuan Nuan District is close to Keelung River. There are lots of special natural scenery like ten thousand years of pothole, and various of birds and plants. Early period there has many soldiers, public servants and teachers live in, but time and space change, most of them become elder people. In 2017, Hondao and Guo Gang Community organize the 1st Guo Gang International WorkCamp. The work scopes and purpose include (1) to do elderly caring through variety activities and service, (2) to do community service to clean and fix its public environment and (3) do cultural exchange for bringing international cultural into this area and learning about local cultural in Taiwan.
Type of Work: We would like to invite young people around the world to join us and change this place to a real paradise for the seniors. You might also have a chance to do sightseeing in Keelung during free time, so hurry up to join us this summer!
- To clean and fix the old building and ecology environment. Transforming the Guo Gang Community into an attractive paradise for seniors to live in their later life.
- To wear the Aging Simulation suit and experience the feeling of sensory perceptions that elders may have, to feel empathy and care about the need of elders. Visit seniors who live alone in the community and encourage them to join community activities.
- Cultural exchange party. You may have chance to exchange with other country’s food, clothes, music….
Accommodation: Local community center. Sleeping bags are required! Meals will be cooked by the volunteers, and local residents have the opportunity to exchange and share their national cuisine.
Language: English, Taiwanese, Chinese Mandarin
Requirements: We are keen to have the volunteer who has passion for the elderly, like work with group and open mind to Taiwan local culture.
Approximate Location: No.54, Guogang Rd., Nuannuan Dist., Keelung City, Taiwan https://goo.gl/maps/fsJMMN93k4U2
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