新二代研究越南咖啡經濟 盼成為新南向領航員 | New immigrant hopes to become ‘new southbound navigator’ on economy

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移民署辦理「109年新住民及其子女海外培力計畫」,鼓勵新住民及新二代善用母語與多元文化優勢,返回母國進行海外深度扎根學習。

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.

本屆共有36組、77人成行(家庭組29組、親師組5組及同儕主題組2組),分別前往越南、印尼、泰國、馬來西亞、緬甸、比利時、美國、宏都拉斯、大陸地區、港澳地區等10個國家或地區。其中,就讀屏東潮州高中的王瑞豪,以「越南的黑金文化-咖啡」為研究主題獲優選。

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”.

媽媽來自越南的王瑞豪是一名新二代,他選擇以「越南咖啡」為主題切入,研究咖啡在越南經濟發展中扮演的角色。從外婆的咖啡店到附近的咖啡攤、咖啡公寓,他都一間一間登門訪問,並發放百餘份市場調查問卷,深入探討越南咖啡創造出的庶民經濟效益。

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.

王瑞豪稱,雖然自己過去並沒有認真學越南語,但在參與計畫的過程中,他對自己的母國有更多的了解,讓他獲益良多。除此之外,更促使他開始思考,自己作為新二代能為台灣做些什麼。他表示,希望自己未來能增強語言能力,成為政府「新南向」計畫的領航員。

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’.