Basic Education for Ending Pov





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Project Description

Region: Asia

Country: Taiwan

Location: Taiwan

Total Budget: $90,000

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

what needs have been identified

To end the vicious cycle of poverty in disadvantaged families by providing basic education supplement in after school classes. Children of these disadvantaged families will have the chance to review and pick up on their basic reading, mathematics and English.

This project will also provide opportunity for these disadvantaged children to visit the urban city and learn about Rotary spirits with their end-program trip. These children will understand Rotary clubs deliver knowledge training and share love with them now, so they will pass on their knowledge and love to the next generation someday in the future.

how the project will meet those needs

(1) Selecting and training the local Tutors: From local university students and community residents to be our tutors. During the tutoring period, these tutors will monitor these children's behaviors, provide emotional support, and closely connected with co-workers regarding children's conditions.

(2) Individualizing instruction: For a child who lags academically, we should not teach simply for the sake of the student catching up. On the contrary, we should help him or her to master the solid learning foundation. For example, some students enter junior high school without knowing the 26 letters of the English alphabet, but are expected to read the first lesson in their school textbook, which includes 20-30 new words. Our English tutoring helps give students the foundation they need to make such transitions, and also to develop tools they need to use to succeed in the future.

(3) Continuous tracking and quality controlling: Once a child enters our tutoring program, we keep detailed records of the child's progress. If the child continues to have trouble learning, social workers and teaching instructors will discuss identified issues with the tutor to determine what kind of assistance the child needs and how to adjust the teaching approach. We understand that we must pay close attention to quality control in our tutoring system. By doing so we know what progress our students are making and how to increase the effectiveness of our program.

(4) Emphasis on incentives: A child who learns too slowly must receive encouragement. As soon as he or she makes progress, we should applaud him or her to increase confidence.

(5) Inviting and recruiting nearby rotary clubs to adopt local villages for long-term support.

timeline for your project.

The tutorial timeline is set for one school year with the proposed remote villages. For the following years, the funding and volunteer tutors may follow the routines of the first year.

what the project funds will be used for

Training fees for local volunteer tutors, training books for tutors, learning books for children, pencils and accessories, kids favored prizes as rewards, and all other items deemed necessary.

how club members will be involved

Club members participated with

(1) Identify the needs of disadvantages families lacking basic supplement tutors.

(2) Invite Boyo Social Welfare Foundation, whom specialized in after-school care, to train local volunteers to become tutors.

(3) Monitor from remote villages the progress of students in the after-school program.

(4) Assist in resolving difficulties confronted with the volunteer tutors and Boyo Foundation.

(5) Sustainability of the project by inviting other organizations with interests in funding this project yearly.

(6) Host in Taipei City for the end-program trip.

Primary Host Partner

District: 3481

Rotary Club of: Taipei Luminous

Primary Contact: Chao Chi Hsiung

Email: nchsiung@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 4480

Rotary Club of: São José do Rio Preto-Alvorada

Primary Contact: Joao Passos

Email: johnsteps9@hotmail.com

Project Status

Need $34,000
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Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Taipei Luminous (3481)





São José do Rio Preto-Alvorada (4480)





São José do Rio Preto-Alvorada (4480)





Remaining Amount to Raise

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Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Joao Passos

System Entry: Pledge of $500 by Joao Passos of the Rotary Club of São José do Rio Preto-Alvorada, District 4480.


by Joao Passos

System Entry: Pledge of $500 by Andre Barcelos de Souza of the Rotary Club of São José do Rio Preto-Alvorada, District 4480.

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