Translated by Cara Steenstra
News released by Government Information Office
Release Date: 2006-05-16
In an effort to thank the volunteers and businesses that have been quietly caring for students, the Taichung City Government held a commendation ceremony on May 16 at the CKC Gourmet Cuisine Plaza. Representing the city of Taichung, the Mayor's wife, Ms. Shao Xia Ling, thanked the organizers, members and representatives of the volunteer groups and caring businesses.
The Education Bureau expressed that during the 2005 school year, there are a total of 6870 volunteers from the public and private elementary and high school volunteer teams. Not only do they assist and promote school duties, they also actively form teams to join in talent carnivals organized by the Education Bureau. And in 2005, there were a total of 777 "Caring Businesses"; they are like the guardian angels of the children, keeping an eye on their safety. This year, Mayor Jason Hu presented acknowledgment certificates to these businesses, to thank them for joining forces with the schools in preventing crime, creating a safe environment for the children of Taichung.
The Education Bureau also hoped that by organizing this commendation ceremony, it would attract more people to join in as volunteers and create more warmth and care within our society.