We continue to uphold the principle of "Whatever taken from the society, give them back to the society." During business operation, TDCC hopes to give back to the society with our continuous efforts to realize our social mission and demonstrating our value. Through cultivating future talents in the financial sector, promoting education in rural areas and providing underprivileged groups with love and care, and committing sponsorship of arts and cultural activities, TDCC responds to the needs of the society proactively, hoping to take the lead in bringing kindness into the financial sector and the society.
Cultivate Talents in the Financial Sector
TDCC is committed to narrowing the gap between the rich and poor through wealth management education. On the other hand, talents have become a crucial factor in response to the international trend and market changes of digital finance. With regard to this, we invest in cultivating comprehensive financial talents, while simultaneously achieving universalization of financial education for sound development of the market in the future.
Financial Literacy for Youth (FLY) Courses
Since most young people with low-income family economic conditions need to work to share their family expenditure or raise their tuition fees during their schooling, this will not only affect their study, fail to grasp fundamental financial knowledge, may not be able to improve the family economy effectively, and even affect their future career choices. TDCC invited peripheral units of the financial, securities and futures sector to jointly arrange the "First Financial Literacy for Youth (FLY) Courses in 2015." The program supports students from families in straitened circumstances, provides them with a series of financial professional course training and assists them in securing professional certificates to enhance their employment competitiveness. Upon accomplishing the relevant training, the program helps the students with job matching to support their family financially.
On September 15, 2018, the "Fourth Financial Literacy for Youth (FLY) Courses" was held simultaneously at 8 universities in Taiwan, and 587 fresh graduates from 47 universities across the country enrolled in the program. A total of 170 hours of courses are taught on Saturdays and Sundays. In addition, students were provided with lunch, book handouts, living allowance and registration fee for certificate examination, so as to enable them to concentrate on participating in the courses.
Promote Rural Education
The urban-rural gap is one of the main factors behind the economic and social issues of a country. Take Taiwan for example, the rural-urban gap in education has always been the most serious issue that requires attention from the people. We know that children living in rural areas can possess unlimited potential. We only need to provide resources to help them to exhibit. TDCC has kept contributing to the school's long-term education development in rural areas across Taiwan. In addition to the projects of "After-School Care Program" and "Talent Development Program," we also encourage holistic education of students from rural areas. TDCC hopes to enhance the quality of education in rural areas by implementing the "Cultural and Creative Talents Program" and cultivating future sports talents to realize their full potential so that they are able to dedicate themselves to future professions.
After-School Care Program
Since 2015, we have organized the "After-School Care Program" to help unattended students from disadvantaged families. The school will provide daily after-school tutoring to assist students in completing homework, and remedial teaching program to help them catch up with the course in the classroom. Besides, considering that disadvantaged families may not afford computers and network equipment, these students can use the school computer equipment to work on their coursework and learn data processing after class. Also, various activities, such as sports, arts and cultural, are arranged to provide sufficient learning resources for students.
Cultural and Creative Talents Program
TDCC has kept sponsoring Shiding Elementary School in New Taipei City, in arranging the "Cultural and Creative Talents Program" since 2011 to provide disadvantaged students with after-school care. Schools not only offer dinner but also assign teachers to assist students in completing homework and remedial teaching and offer a variety of learning courses, such as ocarina playing.
TDCC Children's Passionate Concert
We have long supported the diverse learning activities in elementary schools of Hualien Xikou, Beichang, and Chung Hua. The music clubs of the three schools have established and thrived in a healthy environment so that music-loving children have the opportunities to find their stage on campus. Although these children are not talented students from music classes, their love for music is definitely not inferior to those which have learned music since young. We witnessed their passion for music and got the idea of holding a concert to support their delightful expectations for music. To enrich the concert program, we also invited the three other elementary schools, Jian Ching, Experimental Primary School, and Ji An, to jointly hold the six-school concert of "2018 TDCC Children's Passionate Concert." It was an unforgettable experience and memory for children to stand on the stage confidently and give full play to it and also a critical stage of life development for them.
Talent Development Program
We care about children's education in rural areas and work with the schools in improving qualities in aspects of class, character, talent, and life of children and prevent environmental factors from limiting their learning. Also, we have invested more in teachers and related resources and achieved the results of the dramatic improvement of teaching quality as well as the disadvantaged students' performance.
Enhance Social Charity
While improving self-specialty, we also have devoted ourselves to social welfare for quite a long time. In recent years, we have extended our concern to the field of art and literature, supported local traditional art with practical actions, and encouraged contemporary art creation.
Enhance Social Charity
To fulfill the idea of corporate social responsibility and stimulate public concern for local arts and literature, we invite 2,000 clients to enter the theater watching the documentary "Red Box," which recounted the legendary story of Hsi-Huang Chen, a master of traditional Taiwanese puppeteer. This not only let the audience personally feel the unique charm of traditional art, and more importantly, it let us know a group of people who were striving to convey the beauty of traditional puppet-in-hand opera to the society.
Contemporary Art Promotion
We care about the social issues of the art and literature development. In hopes to improve of the social art creation atmosphere, to encourage the creation of college students, and to develop the aesthetics of the public, in July 2018, we hosted the first "Brainstorming, Contemporary Arts Award," a public artworks contest. Through this competition, young students were encouraged to explore the various issues our society are facing through artistic creation and turned it into seeds in mind and open up a new way of seeing the world.
Blood Donation for Charity
Since 2010, we started to organize blood donation drives. In 2018, we donated 10,000 empty blood bags to Taipei Blood Donation Center. On December 21, 2018, we held a blood donation drive on the 1st floor of our office building, Hongya Building. In addition to calling on our colleagues to participate enthusiastically, we also invited the employees of the other companies in our office building to join the blood donation program. With the enthusiastic participation of people, a total of more than 220 bags, over 55,000cc, of blood were donated. We have held blood donation drives for nine successive years, donated more than 90,000 empty blood bags and raised more than 391,000cc of blood.
Care for the Elderly
This year, we kept on sponsoring for the Eden Foundation's "2018 Taitung Qifu Comprehensive Long-term Elderly Care Institution Service Plan." We donated NT$500,000 to the Changbin, Taitung, Day Care Centre to set up the "Day Care Centre for The Demented Elderly", "Mobile Diner" and "Physical Fitness Equipment" for the mentally challenged elderly. We hope that the demented elderly can be "aging in place" and adequately cared for in life. The ultimate goal of elderly care is to make the elders have a healthy and happy old age.
Charitable Sales - "Happy Train" Charitable Donation
At the end of the year 2018, we held the "Winter Warm" school fair at Beigang Senior High School in Yunlin. Over NT$80,000 was accumulated in the half-day charity sale, together with NT$550,000 donation, totaling more than NT$630,000, all was donated to vulnerable families (1,100 households) supported by the Yunlin Fund for Children and Families, benefiting about 4,400 people.
Love from All Members: Charity Club
Many colleagues know that there are groups out there in our society waiting for care. In 2011, we launched the Charity Club to encourage our colleagues to participate in philanthropic activities. In the club, we practice the concept of "giving is more blessed than receiving," and bring into play the spirit of "Service begets happiness." We devote ourselves to social welfare services, care for social issues and vulnerable groups, and integrate employees' care for the society, the disadvantaged groups, donations, and relevant resources. TDCC strategically selects disadvantaged groups to sponsor to enable the groups to utilize the funds more systematically and efficiently; on the other hand, we also pay close attention to the society's needs to contribute on a more flexible basis.
Since its establishment, the Charity Club has collected a total of more than NT$5.52 million from TDCC. The fund was distributed in charity sales, emergency assistance, and social welfare care. We hope that through charity sale activities, more communities can also take part in public welfare activities to care for vulnerable families and convey their love and blessing.