A project held by the National Immigration Agency funds new immigrants and their children to cultivate their talents by revisiting their home countries for in-depth overseas roots learning, encouraging them to utilize their mother tongue and their multicultural advantages.
A total of 36 groups with 77 participants (29 family groups, 5 parent-teacher groups, and 2 peer-themed groups) recently traveled to 10 countries or regions, including Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Belgium, the United States, Honduras, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao.
Among participants, Ruihao Wang (王瑞豪) from Pingtung Chaozhou High School was awarded for his research theme of “Black Gold Culture in Vietnam — Coffee”.
As a second-generation new immigrant with a Vietnamese mother, Ruihao Wang chose “Vietnamese coffee” as the theme of his research, exploring the role of coffee in Vietnam’s economic development.
From his grandmother’s coffee shop to nearby coffee stalls and coffee apartments, he visited each and every one of them and reviewed more than a hundred market research surveys to study the economic benefits of Vietnamese coffee for the common people.
Asked about his motivation in the trip, Wang said that, although he didn’t study Vietnamese seriously before, he learned a lot about his home country through his participation in this project and gained a lot from it.
In addition, it inspired him to think about what he, as a second-generation immigrant, can do for Taiwan. He says he hopes to improve his language skills and become a “navigator” for the government’s ‘New Southbound Policy’.