Taiwan, Philippines and New Zealand lead the Sharing is Caring . contest


3 projects of applying technology to change communities of Taiwan, the Philippines and New Zealand excellently overcame 781 competitors to realize their ideas.

Sharing is Caring’s 5-month journey organized by Taiwan Excellence has come to an end with the victory belonging to Taiwan, Philippines and New Zealand. All 3 projects possess unique and practical creative ideas rooted in the spirit of action for the community and the environment. Those are the outstanding problems in the area where they live, including: dental health care, “digitizing” education and saving solar energy.

All 3 projects went through an online evaluation and question-and-answer round by the selection committee. Thereby proving the ability to deserve the award of 10,000 USD/plan and an investment budget of 150,000 USD/project under the support of the Taiwan External Trade Development Association (TAITRA).

Bring smiles to the elderly

Yilan’s “dental rides” will bring the experience of quality products from Taiwan Excellence guaranteed.

The project that the Taiwanese representative brings to Sharing is Caring is “Digital dental clinic with medical tourism service and home dental service”. The reason comes from the fact that this country does not have enough dental clinics to care for the elderly in the countryside. Therefore, Yilan and his colleagues applied biodata technology to dental care and created advanced “dental cars” to ensure quality in medical care for elderly people in remote areas. .

According to the organizers, the project not only carries the good thoughts and deeds of the Yilan team, but also brings the experience of quality products guaranteed by the Taiwan Excellence Award. According to Yilan, “This is a meaningful journey encapsulated in one day to bring smiles to the elderly in remote areas.”

Universalization of mobile education throughout the Philippines

Jonathan J. Cartilla won at Sharing is Caring with the goal of popularizing education to remote areas of the island nation.

Jonathan J. Cartilla won at Sharing is Caring with the goal of popularizing education to remote areas of the island nation.

“Educate and empower the community to use Mobile Kart application” is the project of Jonathan J. Cartilla from the Philippines. He wishes to bring advanced education to children and young people who do not have the opportunity to study, thereby opening a brighter future.

From a self-powered mobile classroom model built by the team, Jonathan J. Cartilla used cars equipped with solar batteries, laptops and internet to easily move to remote parts of the island. country in order to raise the people’s intellectual level. It can be said that this is an educational project with bold humanity and sustainability. This mobile classroom will help people improve their skills and meet local and international employment needs.

“Pull” solar power for indigenous people

Marareia Hamilton's project is evaluated by the council as it can draw closer to the friendship of Taiwan and New Zealand

Marareia Hamilton’s project is evaluated by the council as it can draw closer to the friendship of Taiwan and New Zealand

New Zealand still exists in the land of the Māori community with a weak electrical network. Marareia Hamilton – the indigenous son created the “Project on application of solar energy in the life of the Māori ethnic group”. Her project proposes to install solar panels from Taiwan and build a self-sustaining green energy generation system in the community.

With this bright future in mind, the Māori were able to weather the harsh New Zealand weather and develop suitable business models. It can be said that becoming one of the excellent projects at “Sharing is Caring” by Marareia Hamilton not only brings modern conveniences to the Māori natives, but also draws closer the friendship of Taiwan and New Zealand.

After 5 months of launching, the organizers have found 3 excellent ideas in 781 projects submitted to the program.

After 5 months of launching, the organizers have found 3 excellent ideas in 781 projects submitted to the program.

According to the organizers, “Sharing is Caring” is a social responsibility project organized by Taiwan Excellence on a global scale. The goal of the project is to make changes, thereby helping society become better by providing a playing field for everyone. Here, participants will freely come up with ideas about volunteering activities related to the sustainable development of society and environmental protection. To review selected projects, please visit here.

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