Social Participation

Social Participation

Nan Pao believes in the importance of giving back what we have taken from the society. Besides being committed to pursuing technical innovation and service quality, we also actively promote social culture and are dedicated to fostering the next generation. Moreover, we also exercise our responsibility to care for senior citizens. In 2007, the Nan Pao Social Welfare Foundation was established to help the Company fulfill corporate social responsibility through three major aspects, “talent cultivation,” “caring for senior citizens,” and “caring for disadvantaged groups.”

 

Educating School Children

After-school Coaching, Art Classes, and Summer and Winter Camps for Elementary Schools:

Every child is like a seedling. Some are roses with soft petals, while others are strong and resilient like camphor trees. Therefore, we must provide diverse courses and diverse cultural learning opportunities adapted for different children. We need to respect the differences among children and to further unleash their diverse potentials and creative skills. Based on this philosophy, Nan Pao Foundation has teamed up with six elementary schools in Tainan, including Si Gang Elementary School, Gang Dong Elementary School, Hou Ying Elementary School, Song Lin Elementary School, Cheng Gong Elementary School, and Wen Nei Elementary School in the remote Jiali District. We jointly organize after-school coaching and summer and winter camps for the students. The courses are designed by school teachers of each school based on the students’ needs. In addition to professional academic development, club activities designed to enhance students’ positive interests in arts and athletics are also included.

 

2017 Talent Cultivation Activities (Only major events are listed.)

Target

Description

Si Gang Elementary School

After-school coaching, summer and winter camps, and the school anniversary event

Gang Dong Elementary School

After-school coaching, sponsorship of the soft tennis competition, and the school anniversary event

Cheng Gong Elementary School

After-school coaching and summer and winter camps

Hou Ying Elementary School

After-school coaching and summer and winter camps

Song Lin Elementary School

After-school coaching and summer and winter camps

Wen Nei Elementary School

After-school coaching and summer and winter camps

Shi Gang Junior High School

Sponsorship of the soft tennis competition

 

 

Caring for Senior Citizens

With the increasing concern over population aging in Taiwan, the problems and needs of senior citizens have attracted more social attention, and even more, commitment should be made to solve these issues. After contacting Huashan Social Welfare Foundation, an NGO committed to the welfare of senior citizens throughout Taiwan, Nan Pao Social Welfare Foundation has learned that currently, there still lacks sufficient caring for senior citizens. Therefore, we partner with the Xigang Angels Team of Huashan and call on the Company’s employees to donate gift baskets on the Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, and Chinese New Year. The gifts are then delivered in person by the social workers of Huashan to the homes of all senior citizens as a token of caring for senior citizens with physical disabilities or those residing alone. To implement at-home caring for senior citizens on a larger scale, we purchased a designated service vehicle for Xigang District, and provided funds for Huashan’s professional social workers to care for senior citizens residing alone.

Though the number of senior citizens is not significantly high in terms of population ratio at Xigang District, Tainan City, as most young people have migrated for work, the senior citizens are suffering from loneliness even though some of them may have sufficient material resources. To encourage the senior residents of Xigang District to participate in social activities to maintain physical and mental well-being, Nan Pao Foundation collaborates with Xigang District Senior Citizen Welfare Association to organize activities and luncheons on Double Ninth Festival. In addition, we also provide funds for Qing-an Community in Xigang District to organize the zongzi DIY event on Dragon Boat Festival. The delicious zongzis (rice dumplings) are then given to all elderly citizens who are disabled, residing alone, or disadvantaged so that all families at Xigang can enjoy warm, heartfelt festivity. Furthermore, Nan Pao Foundation also joins Shulin Community Development Association in Qigu District to establish Shulin Community Senior Citizen Day Care School. Senior citizens residing alone in the community are arranged to participate in classes to enrich their daily lives and to boost their confidence through participating in contests with the skills they have learned from these classes.

 

2017 Senior Citizen Caring Activities (Only the major events are listed.)

Target

Description

Huashan Social Welfare Foundation

At-home service, gifts on holidays, and corporate volunteer visit

Xigang District Qing-an Community Development Association

The 2017 Dragon Boat Festival welfare event

Qigu District Shulin Community Development Association, Tainan

Shulin Community Senior Citizen Day Care School

Xigang District Senior Citizen Welfare Association

The 2017 Double Ninth Festival welfare event

 

 

Caring for the Disadvantaged

As the income gap has largely widened in Taiwan within the last decade, wealth and resources have come to be owned by a minority few. Located in a remote area, Nan Pao has firsthand experience of the difficulties in life. Therefore, Nan Pao Foundation also provides emergency relief as solutions in the face of abrupt challenges for disadvantaged families. Since the Foundation was first established in 2007, we have offered emergency relief to help with medical, funeral, and livelihood problems, and provided tuition allowance for children from low-income families.

In addition, we also subsidize multiple foundations in Tainan that are in need of financial support, which helps us spread Nan Pao’s love and care to even more remote corners. Non-profit groups that we have assisted include Tainan Xinzhi Welfare Association, Tobias Social Welfare Foundation, Chao Hsing Social Welfare Foundation, Love Child Care Foundation, Eden Social Welfare Foundation, Tainan Welfare Association for the Aurally or Verbally Challenged, etc. In 2017, everyone in the Operation Head Office collectively donated food and resources to Andrew Charity Association during the Chungyuan Festival. As many as 108 boxes of resources were successfully distributed to families in need on that day. Nan Pao also collaborates with Taipei Medical University and provides funds for the neuro-regeneration medical research in Taiwan. We hope to see more research breakthroughs in the field of neuro-regeneration, which can benefit everyone in Taiwan.

 

2017 Caring for Disadvantaged Groups Activities (Only major activities are listed.)

Target

Description

Tobias Social Welfare Foundation

Tuition allowance

Chao Hsing Social Welfare Foundation

Nutritious meals for children with mental disabilities

Tainan Ciguang Xinzhi Welfare Association

DIY Crafts Class

Eden Social Welfare Foundation

Jiali Dandellion Workshop and Nan Pao Charity Baseball Day

Provision of activity allowance for Tainan Welfare Association for the Aurally or Verbally Challenged

Rice donation to the aurally or verbally challenged

Andrew Charity Association

The food drive during Chungyuan Festival, Nan Pao Charity Baseball Day, and Nan Pao BBQ Day

Northern Tainan Chapter of Taiwan Fund for Children and Families

Nan Pao BBQ Day

Good119 Foundation

Mid-Autumn Festival mooncake donation

 

 

From 2015 to 2017, Nan Pao Social Welfare Foundation has made the following contributions (listed by category and amount):

 

Children’s Education

Caring for Senior Citizens

Caring for Disadvantaged Groups

Emergency Relief

Emergency Relief Donation

Others

Total

2015

2,533,015

520,600

97,990

387,100

1,093,000

2,050,000

6,681,705

%

37.9%

7.8%

1.5%

5.8%

16.4%

30.7%

100.0%

2016

2,874,840

560,000

200,000

526,869

4,000,000

1,060,000

9,221,709

%

31.2%

6.1%

2.2%

5.7%

43.4%

11.5%

100.0%

2017

2,263,549

658,750

480,000

773,150

0

1,720,000

5,895,449

%

38.4%

11.2%

8.1%

13.1%

0.0%

29.2%

100.0%

 

The Large-scale Blood Drive in Xigang District

Nan Pao was the chief organizer of a joint blood drive at Xigang District, Tainan in July 2017. Our affiliated companies Biorich Bio-Technology Co. Ltd. and Apogee Optocom Co., Ltd. also participated in the event by providing lucky draw prizes. We called on our employees and the local community to join in the blood drive, and as a result, a total of 278 bags of blood had been donated, and the number of participants also rose by 17% compared to the previous year. This outstanding result also provided a much-needed relief for the blood bank. This was Nan Pao’s first time organizing such a large-scale blood drive. The turnout was brilliant, and many Nan Pao employees also rolled up their sleeves to donate blood, which helped lead to the event’s success.

Nan Pao’s employee union also organizes a mobile blood drive around each production site every quarter. Besides calling on the community to donate blood, our employees also regularly participate in blood drives.

 

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