Enhanced Learning Equipment
Computer Donations and Promotion of Digital/Mobile Learning in Remote Areas
Compal continued its collaboration with the Fu Jen Catholic University Remote Area Education Care Center, Department of Information and Technology Education (Ministry of Education), and Hsu Chauing Social Welfare and Charity Foundation to promote digital mobile learning for remotely located junior high schools and elementary schools. In this program, Compal donated mobile devices such as notebooks and tablet PCs that students may use for purposes such as course review, self-learning, research, remedial teaching, reading, and related learning activities. It is an excellent example of how mobile equipment can be combined with learning resources to create a new mobile learning model. In 2017, Compal donated 584 tablet PCs to schools located in Yilan, Hualien, central and southern Taiwan, and offshore islands in Taiwan. In addition, 117 AIO PCs were donated to several schools in Pingtung, Hsinchu, and Taoyuan to realize digital mobile learning at remotely located junior high and elementary schools.
Hsu Chauing Social Welfare and Charity Foundation is a foundation jointly established by Kinpo Group and Compal Group. It exists to provide emergency assistance for children, elders, disadvantaged families, and victims of a major disaster. Below are some of the assistance programs the foundation has organized in recent years to support education and extracurricular study of disadvantaged students:
Arts Study for Disadvantaged Students in Taoyuan
In an attempt to provide disadvantaged and willing students with adequate resources to learn, the foundation has been working with schools in Taoyuan to create art courses and provide more learning opportunities to uncover students' art potential. Currently, a total of 1,620 students from 70 schools have participated in the program.
Dream Come True Program
"Dream Come True" is a program that aims to direct the attention of Kinpo and Compal employees into caring and financially supporting the growth of potential but disadvantaged children in Taoyuan. By tending to children's growth on a monthly basis, the program gives beneficiaries the motivation they need to advance and become self-dependent, and thus creates a progressive cycle that prevents poverty from being passed down to the next generation. There were 516 employees participating in the adopting program in 2017. The program has so far benefited 1,620 students from 37 elementary schools. Other activities such as progress announcements and reunions were organized during the year, and a total of 135 students participated.
Newspaper Reading Trial Class - Pingtung
In light of the lack of resources in remote areas, the Chau-Ing Hsu Social Welfare and Charity Foundation took the initiative to sponsor schools in Pingtung, hoping to help students develop the global vision, social awareness, and civilized behavior by learning from newspapers. This program benefited a total of 5,856 students from 343 classes at 77 schools. Other activities such as scrapbook competition, newspaper reading competition, progress announcements, and carnivals were organized during the year, and a total of 6,537 students participated.
Establishment of Technology Classroom and Training of Teaching Talent
A 3D classroom and a tablet technology classroom were established in Chang Shing Elementary School (Pingtung), and learning locations were set up within Pingtung County. With the help of professors from National Kaohsiung Normal University, these facilities are being used to train natural science teachers in Pingtung County. A total of 340 teachers from 8 schools participated in the program.
Compal Sunshine Scholarship
Compal has been sponsoring students with face burns of high school education and above with their computer studies through "Compal Sunshine Scholarship." The scholarship was created in cooperation with the Sunshine Social Welfare Foundation and was intended to help burn victims develop self-sustaining skills. A total of 2 candidates passed the review in 2017; each was granted an NT$10,000 scholarship. Up to 2017, more than 175 students are qualified for the scholarships.
Hsu Chauing Scholarship
The scholarship program was launched to encourage children of new immigrants in their studies amidst the harsh environment. A total of 202 students from 28 junior high schools and 72 elementary schools were awarded the scholarship in 2017. The total amount of the scholarship given out was $NTD631,473. The awards ceremony was held on June 24 with a total of 850 students awarded.