WHO WE ARE
TWMC (Taiwan Math/Science Circle) is a non-profit organization created and supported by the leaders of the Berkeley Math Circle that gathered many Taiwanese students to bond and explore the realms of the mathematical world. The TWMC Student Association was started in 2018, due to the common interest of the Taiwanese students who are part of TWMC, to serve the purpose of connecting students and creating a welcoming environment for curious learners. Recently, the spread of COVID-19 disturbed many families, causing them to lose money and each other. We have noticed the needs of the people around us and felt that there must be something that we can do. Hence, we gathered many supports from organizations, foundations, and enterprises, to start our charity project.
WHAT WE DO
We noticed the damage COVID-19 deals on the elders and the children, so we will begin events where we visit and care for the residents of nursing homes and orphanages. We want them to know that there are people who care for them and want to reach out to them. Our current plan is to help and support those in our communities, and ensure that there is a on-going system that they can rely on. In the future, we hope to branch out into the whole nation and support the disadvantaged. Although there is a limit to what us as students will be able to achieve, we want to start by doing what we can, by using the talents of each of us. We will be hosting fundraising music performances, auctioning self-made artwork, giving company to the old, tutoring the young, etc. We will give this our all and also connect with and invite companies to join us and spread the love. However, not only will we help the people, we also plan to work on preserving the aboriginal culture, because it's part of our history and our identity.
TWMC STUDENT VOLUNTEER COUNCIL
Charlie Lai President of the TWMC Student Volunteer Council
Helping allows us to connect with others, create stronger communities, and help build a happier society for everyone. It's not all about money - we can also give our time, ideas and energy to help those who are in need. If we all work together, we will be able to help the community and support the people. I had lived with my grandma for many years, and I've never understood why she would smile even after using up a lot of her energy and resources to help those around her. I worked as a member of the school council of a Christian school that plans and hosts many charity events. Through these events, I've worked with many compassionate people and have learned a lot of knowledge. I pondered on what grandma has told me and what I've learned from everybody from the events and from school, I finally understand why grandma smiles - because "it's more blessed to give than to receive". I want to inspire everyone and spread this ideal to the world.
Walt Jiang Vice President (Event-Planning Department)
Crystal Chang Secretary
Declan Chang Vice President (Public Relations Department)
In December of 2019, China reported cases of Pneumonia that would be later known as the COVID-19. Then on January 13th of 2020, the first recorded case of the virus outside of China was identified. As the virus spread around the globe, the economies of many nations were severely affected. People around the world felt the hit; the pandemic caused millions of people to lose their job and many more families to suffer. The unemployment rate in the US is higher than it was in the great depression. I was not as severely affected by the pandemic as the population in other countries are. I want to help, to aid the families and community that saw the worst of this virus. With all of what I can do, I would like to prepare and organize events with my team to support others. To know that what we do may show those people that there is still kindness in the world. Perhaps in the future they will pass this kindness on, and we can create a cycle of love.
Ryan Huang Vice President (Financial Department)
I am very grateful that I have this chance to serve those who are in need. We often put our attention on the best ones in our society, but it is important to heed those that need care and support. Everyone has a story to tell and everyone should be treated equally. I inspire everyone to join TWMC CHARITY and create a loving community with us.
Emilia Chang Section Director (Accounting Section)
I want to help people that are in need in this world, whether they are older generation or children. I come from a big family and there are many elders and kids. As the eldest grandchild, I am aware of the caring and companion they need. Therefore, we need to lend a helping hand to the underprivileged in our society. I would like to spread more love to this world. What’s a better way to do so by helping others?
Ding Jieh Lee Section Director (Accounting Section)
Leo Chin Vice President (Recruiting Department)
"We are a team!" as Mrs.Julia always said, instead of being jealous of other's abilities, we gain knowledges and skills from them, and they'll not be stingy to teach us, that's why I feel safe and warm in this big family. Since the day I join TWMC, I know that learning math isn't my only target, the most important thing is to learn to help those people who need help. And we got a chance to do it now, although the responsibility will become much more heavier then usual, but I believe that we'll do our best to make the future better.