Care for the Disadvantaged
What We Want to Solve
According to the data from the Fiscal Information Agency under the Ministry of Finance of Taiwan, the economic inequality in Taiwan has no tendency to decrease in recent years, and this gap is also present between cities and countryside. The gap of average income of a family between richest and poorest city almost doubled. Education resource and learning result could be different due to the differences of economic situation and the gap between cities and countryside, and the shortage of education resource would bring more negative impact for the society, which is an urgent and important issue.
How We Respond and Act
We focus on “caring for underprivileged groups’ living” and “caring for underprivileged groups’ education” which are mentioned in TSMC’s Corporate Social Responsibility Policy. The TSMC Charity Foundation works with our divisions and factories, actively paying attention to underprivileged groups. We visited every underprivileged group in needs personally to understand their actual needs, and held a serious of activities such as donating money and goods, charity buying and donation, volunteer services, construction services and emergency aid, to help underprivileged groups improve their economic and education environment.
Our Major Achievements
What We Have Done
- Community Volunteer
Community volunteers regularly visit Veterans Home and Children’s center to acompany elder people and children. We connect elder people and children through gathering parties and activities, and around 800 person-time community volunteers provided over 5,000 service hours in 2017. In October 2017, Fab 8 volunteers invited students from the St. Francis Xavier House for Girls and the elderly from the Hsinchu Veterans Home to the Window on China Theme Park, and arranged the students to perform arhu fiddle on the stage, making them more confident through the performance while the veterans could have a joyful day.
- Book Reading Volunteer
Book reading volunteers provide book reading, English reading and math teaching services regularly for the elementary schools in rural areas in Hsinchu, Taichung and Tainan. In 2017, around 1,300 person-time book reading volunteers provided over 8,000 service hours. In 2017, 294 students in the Yuandong Elementary School of Chutung Township benefited from English reading services. Around 600 students received one on one math teaching services. 90% of the students in the class caught up the study progress after more than 1,500 math teaching hours.
Dear TSMC teacher,
Thank you for your effort and devotion, and for teaching us with the happiest smile every time, thank you!
Other Project Based Activities
TSMC continues to care about underprivileged groups’ living and education, provides economic support and living goods, and provides children with a safe learning environment, helping education organizations which lack of resources to re-build the classroom, and ensure students’ learning quality. In 2017, 22,128 volunteers devoted 92,206 hours to activities of taking care of underprivileged groups. We invested nearly NT$30 million, and more than 24,000 people were benefited.
Love Supply Chain — Create One Supply Chain, Achieve Triple Win
In 2017, Fab 15A connected the underprivileged product producers in the upstream, group buying of TSMC employees in the midstream, and underprivileged people who need the goods in the downstream, to create a brand new triple win charity model. In 2017, our employees purchased nearly 3,000 cabbages and over 100,000 bananas, and donated them to 8 charity foundations and nearly 9,000 families.
Really appreciate TSMC’s help this time, which made our effort become harvests.
Chiayi Shuishang Chuanai Afterschool Reconstruction —Turning the Hope of Future
Miss. Que-Dai Shu-wei established the Chiayi Shuishang Chuanai afterschool 17 years ago, taking care of nearly 50 low-income and underprivileged students in elementary and junior high schools. She believes the education of children is the foundation of reducing social issues. In August 2017, TSMC launched a fundraising event on the internal i-Charity platform, and raised nearly NT$6 million within 3 days. Then 300mm TB and 300mm FB helped the afterschool re-construct its classrooms, expanded the room and environment quality, giving the students a better learning environment.
The new classrooms are so beautiful, and the toilet can be flushed now. We are so happy there are new classrooms for us to study and learn!
TSMC has professional factory service employees and repairing volunteers with passions, who help disaster affected households and underprivileged people to repair their home. Several repairing projects were launched in 2017. For example, 753 employees from BTSD donated more than NT$1.3 million and over 1,200 volunteer hours to help repair the Jin-hu elementary school, and renovated the hardware and school building which were eroded by the sea wind.