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Chiayi City 2022 winter giveaway event for new immigrants organized by Zonta Club

  • PostDate:2022-01-25

January 23, 2022

Social Affairs Department / Tourism and Information Department

 

        Zonta Club of Chiayi held a winter giveaway event for the new immigrant community at the square of Dizang Temple of Mt. Jiouhwa today. Due to the coming New Year, Zonta Club of Chiayi started organizing the event by collaborating with Dizang Temple of Mt. Jiouhwa to distribute supplies and cash to 80 underprivileged households. On behalf of Ming-hui Huang the mayor, Chia-wei Lin the head of Social Affairs Department showed up to join the participants for the activities and performances at the event.

        It feels warm under the sunlight during a cold wave and I appreciate what Zonta Club of Chiayi and Dizang Temple of Mt. Jiouhwa have done, said Lin the head of Social Affairs Department. Concern and encouragement from others appear to be precious for new immigrants that have settled in Chiayi, Taiwan. Those heart-warming actions can surely cheer people up to move forward despite the impacts caused by the pandemic. The vision of being suitable for all ages will be achieved to make Chiayi City better.

        There are activities such as lucky draw and exotic performances on top of the giveaway at the event, said Ching-rong Tsai the director of Zonta Club of Chiayi. The event also provides traditional clothing from different countries for the Chiayi citizens to try out or to take pictures of in order for them to experience exotic cultures without going abroad. The event allows people to get to know more about different cultures, and they can thus break the stereotypes against new immigrants to fulfill equality in this diverse society. The local new immigrants are able to build up relationships with each other through the gathering.

        According to Social Affairs Department, the population of new immigrants in Taiwan is over 560 thousand and the population of the 2nd generations are constantly growing. Statistics shows that Chiayi City has 5.180 residents of new immigrants up until November, 2021. Chiayi City Government founded the Family Service Center for New Immigrants to provide related supportive networks and welfare service. The service center as the platform, Zonta Club of Chiayi and Dizang Temple of Mt. Jiouhwa give away New Year supplies and cash to those in need. New immigrants in Chiayi can feel hospitable support and care with the practical aid given at the event.