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)
I am Walt Jiang and I am in 6 grade. I am so glad to be a part of TWMC student council. It is my pleasure to do this job because I like to plan all sorts of fun activities. I want to spend time creating a list of things we can do to help this world as best as we can. I have been to different places that people need to help such as orphanages,
Hospital, and Caring homes. I have also been a volunteer that helps elders and children that have health problems or no family.I hope though this job to help more elders and kids that have no people to take care of. I also want more people to be a volunteer to take care of elder and kid. I hope this job will bring more people to do the same thing. Life is about service.
Crystal Chang Secretary
I am very happy and grateful to join TWMC to study and make new friends. TWMC teaches me a lot of knowledge and helps me improve my grades. There I met a lot of students from different schools, and I could not only study with them but also learn more from them. I am pleased to join the student council to work with the other members of the student council and help more people in need. So I was very thrilled to be able to volunteer at the charity event on November 5th. It's a special experience that not only is fun but helps others at the same time. We were able to raise a lot of money to help a lot of people. I am very happy to be able to participate in this event. My goal is to help people that are in need and make a change in their life. I believe helping people can change our society and make it a better place. Therefore I wish to live in a society where everyone can help each other and live peacefully. “There is no better exercise for your heart than reaching down and helping to lift someone up.” -Bernard Meltzer
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.
Wei-Jhen Chen Section Director (News and Information Department)
I want to join the student union because I hope I can help people who need to volunteer. This also means that we have stronger abilities and more resources than people, so we stand up more and more to give them a hand. When I'm helping people, I will feel cheerful because other people are happy and it makes me happy. I think it is very meaningful for me because I can spend my time participating in other different significant things for other people in the world. For my future, I hope that I can get good grades by studying more in school and reading more books, getting into a good college so I can find a high paid job, and the most important one is to help more people by joining the student union.
Po-Lin Chen Section Director (Foundation Section)
I joined the student union because I think it is a very amazing experience. We help people not because we want to be known or be praised, but because we want to change the world and make it a better place for the future generations. Thinking of all the things I'm planning to do in the future, joining the student union is only my first step. I hope I can do a lot to help everyone as I grow!
Emilia Chang Section Director (Budget 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?
Yu Chang Section Director (Enterprise Section)
Ding Jieh Lee Section Director (Accounting Section)