Chi-Jen Primary School (2019 CyberFair Project ID 8431)
Taiwan, New Taipei City
Official Status: Final Project: Ready for Judging
Category: 2. Community Groups and Special Populations
We estimate 9 student(s) from 11 to 12 will work on this entry.
Description of Our Community: Xindian District is a municipal district under the jurisdiction of New Taipei City in Taiwan, located on the south side of the Greater Taipei. Most of the Xindian District is hilly. The northern boundary between Xindian District and Taipei City is Xindian River and Jingmei River, and the south is bound by Wenshan District of Taipei City. In addition to Xindian having the Bitan Scenic Area as a famous sightseeing spot, it’s also the source of water for Dapinglin Canal and Liugong Canal. There are some the latest traffic facilities in Xindian District, such as the Xindian Interchange and the Ankeng Interchange of Northern National Highway No.2. Xindian District also has the Taipei MRT Xindian line and its branch the Xiaobitan line.
Project Description: The Taiwan Root Medical Peace Corps (TRMPC) was established in 1995. Dr. Chi-Chun Liu, the founder of the TRMPC, discovered from a newspaper that Jianshi Township, Hsinchu County needed medical personnel at the time. He called on more than ten medical staff and pharmacists to go to the countryside in December. Because the National Health Insurance was just implemented at that time, it was short of the medical resources needed to provide medical service in the mountains. After the first remote free medical care visit, the volunteers were full of confidence and hoped to go there again. Therefore, in January of the second year, Dr. Chi-Chun Liu and the volunteers returned. From then on, he and other medical personnel went to the mountains to offer free medical services every month. 23 years later, they haven’t stopped. Trained aides from the TRMPC are spread throughout Taiwan and overseas. The selfless attitude of the TRMPC completes the miracles of life. Through our project research, we want to let everyone know that the people from the TRMPC always sacrifice themselves selflessly, but never ask for anything in return, and want to achieve the spirit of medical aide without borders. The ultimate goal of the TRMPC is to unite international cooperation and achieve fair access to health care for all.