We are committed to Southeast Asian migrant workers' empowerment and skill training during their time in Taiwan to alleviate poverty cycle.
15. Growth Strategy: What are your main strategies for scaling your impact?
The subscribers of our online channel grow 35% every year and now we reach 45000. We will continue the operation and engaging 100,000 migrant workers to learn with us in two years. Not every migrant worker has regular day-offs, but with the internet and mobile device, everyone can learn without limit. We would invest more in the phase when migrant workers return home. We have connections with the Taiwanese companies in Indonesia, and create a job-matching network is our next step. We will develop a follow-up system and continue providing support and consultant through the internet.
16. Activating changemakers: How are you giving people the power to control their own destiny and support other people to become changemakers in their communities?
As our alumni increase, the returners' network will expand. Alumni can exchange ideas or ask for advice about how to get a better job. We assist seniors to be the mentor of the new returners. There are examples of our alumni engaging their neighbors and support each other. Mandala, who start a group for beach clean-up since it was what he had done during his years in Taiwan, invites his local friends to join him and create a better place for living. Warti, who opened a tailor shop back home, hired her neighbor because she knows it is difficult for the locals to find decent jobs.
17. Awards & Recognitions: What awards or recognitions, if any, has the project received so far?
2015 Taiwan Design Best 100 (Shopping Design)
2015 Keep Walking Dream Funding Program (Diageo)
2017 Taiwan Creativity 100 (La Vie)
2018 Impact Journalism Day (Sparknews)
2019 Youth Village Cultural Development Project (Ministry of Culture, Taiwan)
2019 Youth Charity Program (Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation)
18. Tell us about how collaborations and partnerships would enhance the scalability and impact of your project
Collaborating with the government can create impact within the system, such as making videos to inform specific information to migrant workers or do cross-sector research. Companies which sales prepaid card can send our online learning videos regularly through push notifications to their users, expanding our audience. Media can share about what we provide in our school and interview our students, which may attract people to donate and be more willing to support the learning journey of migrants.