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  Love Neighbor and Give Back!
2019/09/09 | editor
 

Mustard Seed Youth Home will guide children and youth to serve the community where Mustard Seed Youth Home located in. The community provides generous resources to us so we are able to take care of the children; so we want to guide children to be not only a taker but also a giver! To See What We Want to Build on Children http://bit.ly/2KvIO3O

We are little but We can Give!

Every month, children in Mustard Seed Youth Home will grab their brooms and dustpans and go on the street to do the cleaning for the community. There are many kinds of trash on roads and in bushes, glasses, betel nut residue, cigarette butts and boxes, to go boxes, beverage cups, plastic bags, styrofoam, and even needles were included. When every time children are doing cleaning, children realize how hard street cleaner work. Some children realize that they should not litter, because it may cause others' inconvenience; some children understand that they need to keep the environment clean because they are taking part of the responsibility.

Children grab their brooms and dustpans and clean the community streets
Children grab their brooms and dustpans and clean the community streets 

Service Learning builds Good Characters on Children's Life

Monthly cleaning streets activity is what youths will do to the community! While they are cleaning, neighbors will cheer up for them. Actually, when we launch this project, teens had some complaints in the beginning. They wondered why they had to clean the community streets even they already have their own duty to do the cleaning in Mustard Seed Youth Home. Yet, the teachers communicated with them as usual and shared the profound meaning about the activity, children eventually understand it is a way to show how to love neighbors and to contribute to society. After communicating, they are willing to devote themselves to the meaningful activity. Through cleaning, children understand that they usually get help from the community, so sweep the community streets is one way that they can give feedback to the community. While cleaning, they also have gotten lots of achievement!

Children are happy that they can give feedback to the community
Children are happy that they can give feedback to the community

Everything is for a Bright Future!

We believe every activity or event in daily life has its ethical feature and those events are important for moral cultivating... The key to moral education is to develop the ability to distinguish between right and wrong, self-reflection, and problem-solving. These are critical elements to get well along with people in society and workplaces. Thus, in addition to knowledge and skills, character is one of the keys that people fit in society well no matter in the community or workplace. In order to build a solid foundation of children's future life, we not only provide them education but also develop their moral when they are in the Youth Home. The monthly cleaning streets activity is one of the plan in the Empower Disadvantaged children in Taiwan project to do so.

We hope that through this project, each child is able to
develop their self-awareness,
construct social and intrinsic value,
improve interpersonal interaction,
clarify emotions and behaviors,
handle and face negative labels,
so that they can gradually face and deal with family injuries!

 


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你要盡心、盡性、盡 意、盡力愛主 ─ 你的神。其次就是說:要愛人如己。(馬可福音12章30-31節)

You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this, You will love your neighbor as yourself. (Mark 12:30-31)

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