Promote Filial Piety
What We Want to Solve
Taiwan will soon become an aged society, and the resources needed for taking care of elder people who live alone are increasing. However, there is limit resources in the society, and taking care of elder people by non-family members is different from their own family members. We believe putting the responsibility of taking care of elder people back to their own families is the root. The data from the Ministry of Health and Welfare of Taiwan shows that the percentage of elder people who live with their children is decreasing in recent years, and the percentage of elder people who live alone is increasing. We believe there is still room for promoting the spirit of filial piety.
How We Respond and Act
The TSMC Charity Foundation expects to promote filial piety culture in Taiwan’s society by co-working with the government, all elementary schools in Taiwan and media, so the responsibility of taking care of elder people could be put back to each citizen. In 2017, we cooperated with the government actively, and expected to promote and revive filial piety in younger generation to increase the welfare of the society, and helped to solve social issues caused by aged society.
Our Major Achievements
Filial piety was formally included in education outline of the Ministry of Education of Taiwan, and completed demonstration teaching.
What We Have Done: Published Filial Piety Education Outline
- In July 2017, Chairwoman Sophie Chang gave a speech “the trigger of revival of filial piety” at the Division head conference of the Ministry of Education of Taiwan. We started co-working with the K-12 Education Administration under the Ministry of Education, added the education outline of filial piety in the education outline of the Ministry of Education, and completed demonstration teaching on December 21th at the Wufeng Feng Gu Elementary School.
- In 2018, we plan to push the filial piety education outline to all the elementary schools in Taiwan, and combine the strength of TSMC filial piety volunteers and at least 8 companies to implement filial piety education at 20 elementary schools together, and build the foundation of the spirit of filial piety from the childhood.
Other Project Based Activities
The TSMC Charity Foundation proactively co-works with the government, media and schools to push filial piety education outline, and our employees also actively support it. In 2017, there were 191 volunteer person-times devoted 844 hours to promote filial piety.
Ecology Tour and Filial Piety Activity — Thank You for Loving Me
In October 2017, ecology volunteers and Fab 12B held an “Ecology tour and filial piety activity”. Around 50 employees and their family members enjoyed the activity, where we hope to let the children understand their parents’ working environment through ecology education and appreciation activity, and also let them understand the importance of filial piety through planting activity.
Filial Piety Story Reading
Fab 15B co-worked with the Taichung Liren Elementary School and the Daming Elementary School. There were around 25 volunteers read a serious of filial piety stories for around 450 students to promote filial piety, and letting the students to cherish the time spending with elder family members better though writing the appreciation cards .
Fab 14 Open Day-Parents Visiting
On the Fab 14 opening day, our employees invited their parents to visit the factories and offices to understand their daily working environment. Meanwhile, our employees had a chance to experience elderly’s inconvenience of walking by using the experiencing tools provided by the Old Five Old Foundation, so our employees would better understand the needs from the elderly.