1. Description of Our Community
Taipei is the capital of Taiwan. You can still find historic traces in this metropolis. Wan-Hua District is definitely a district you have to visit. It is in the west part of Taipei. Here you can see some old stores and shops that maintain the footprints and sweetness of the past. Dahesong Salico Enterprise Co., LTD. is one of them. It is established on the Po-Ai Road fifty years ago, selling pastry and candy. Until now, at the thought of Dahesong Salico, Taipei people will immediately recall the sweetness from their childhood memories. At the meantime, this company bonds Taiwan people and those who travel to other countries together with its historic flavors.
2. Summary of Our Project
Our project is to present an excellent business, Dahesong Salico Enterprise Co., Ltd., in our local community through our research, field trips, interviews, internship, and survey. A brief introduction is as follows.
The founder of Dahesong Salico, Ms. Pon Yu-Ho Chiu, imported “Nougat” from Hong Kong to Taiwan. Taipei people was first to get to taste this sweets. People in Taipei adored the happy sweetness since then. Her son, Mr. Yi-Jon Chiu retained this spirit, combining the sweetness from “Nougat” of Dahesong and the happiness from the wedding pastry of Salico, into his business; meanwhile he managed this company with steady and moderate styles that he made Dahesong Salico a very important role in the food industry in Taiwan, even renowned world widely.
We hope that through our project, we wish to pass down Taiwan people’s traditions and virtues of industriousness, stamina, perseverance, and filial piety to the next generation. Furthermore, through the web, we can share our findings, feelings, and close-ups about the local business with people from all over the world that they can know the beauty of Taiwan.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:1
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
Our school has enough computer information equipment. At present, we have a computer classroom and a multimedia workroom with brand-new equipment, and each class has computers, completely satisfying the teachers and students’ requirements for using computers. The computers in our school are connected to Taipei Education Network Center through optical fiber, and we have complete multimedia hardware and software, such as digital camera, DV, scanner, audio recorder, and video/sound effect processing software. Some of our home computers are connected to Internet via 56K modem or broadband ADSL. We also use the FTP provided by our school to do data backup and collation.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
The research lasted for a period from November last year (2006) to the end of February this year, and we have held interview, questionnaire investigation and experiencing activities for many times. They cost a long time and each of them, from the design of interview plan and questionnaire, to the implementation of interview and investigation, was a new challenge to us. Especially, after we experienced the different jobs in the enterprise personally and had our feet get anesthesia after standing for a whole day, we got know how it is difficult to run an enterprise successfully. The collection, statistics and analysis of questionnaire investigation results was the biggest problem we encountered. Fortunately, with the guidance from our teachers, we have made the questionnaires we collected with efforts into meaningful documents.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
We have found that a successful enterprise operator needs deep insight and forward-looking ideas, and what’s more important, he must keep filial piety in mind but not forget where happiness come from. This moved us deeply in each visit or interview, and we felt the energy, passion, harmony and centripetal force of the enterprise; meanwhile, their attitude of sharing with others also makes us feel the sweet happiness.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
The subject of our research is Dahesong Salico, a domestic enterprise in Taiwan, and the contents of research are focused on the operation idea, operation method and contributions of the enterprise and the traditional habitudes of wedding. To combine with the study of Chinese, the students read the related literatures and publications on Dahesong Salico, and expressed what they learned during the process of research through writing. They designed advertisement to show the product characteristics, echoing to the courses of performance in the field of “art and humanities”. To combine with the study of Society, the students tried to understand the traditional custom and etiquette of wedding. By combing the study of “synthetic activity”, the students are taught to conduct interview and sharing. What’s more important, the research provides an opportunity for the students to participate in learning on their own initiative, understand the operation mechanism of local enterprises through field investigation, and feel the operator's filial piety and social care, so as to understand success could never be achieved over night.