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The 1st Phase of the Forward-looking Infrastructure Construction Plan in 2018 Construction Wrap-up Presentation of Tribes of Indigenous Peoples

  • 更新時間:2018/12/24 10:18:15

“Forward looking Infrastruction Construction Wrap up Presentation in 2018”, which was completed by the Council of Indigenous Peoples on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, was put into effect at the Numa Society of Fu Jen University, which brought wonderful indigenous Peoples ancient tune singing and creative music and dance. With the theme of “building a home of the heart”, the concept of “health promotion”, “cultural inheritance”, “friendly space” and “forward-looking protection” would be highlighted. The forward-looking infrastructure would improve Culture and Health Station and the tribal friendly space. Deputy Director, Ivan Neville held the farsighted guardian jigsaw puzzle to build the home for elders, which symbolized the farsighted plan to protect the tribe, starting with love and approaching from heart, so that the Culture and Health Stations would become the second “home” for the elderly.

 Deputy Director stated that the Council of Indigenous Peoples had organized 7 Forward-looking Infrastructure and Culture and Health Station Business Seminar for Indigenous Peoples. The director and 3 deputy directors visited the Culture and Health Station separately to listen to the voice of the elderly and the care-givers. With the advice of the locals and frontline practitioners, and based on the revised forward-looking plan and Culture and Health Station plan, the elders expressed their gratitude for the stations, which enabled them to grow old happily in the tribal areas.

The Council said that in order to implement President Tsai Ing-Wen’s Long-term Care Policy for Indigenous Peoples, 250 tribe-based Culture and Health Stations had been deployed by 2018, with the number of elders currently available to be cared for reaching 7,603 and 655 the employment opportunities had been provided. In fact, stations had been the core of life of the tribal elders. The friendly space for activities and the facilities for delaying aging were improved through forward-looking infrastructure funding.

The outdoor exhibition hall was jointly exhibited by the county government and Culture and Health Station, which was divided into thematic photography area, exhibition board display area and booth interaction area. Based on the official documents regarding implementation results and instructions to Culture and Health Station, products of elders’ courses provided by county and city governments for the locals, the participants could learn more about the effects and characteristics of the Station. For example, the activity results and works, such as life illustration and drawings which delays disabilities of the elders showed the artistic talents of Indigenous Peoples elders and the traditional handmade art works, renaissance weaving, cross-stitch and musical instruments presented the flexible handcraftsmanship and genius thinking of elders.

In order to achieve the above goals, the Council had promoted the forward-looking planning for 4 years (2017-2020) worth NT$1.989 billion, of which the total funding for the 1st stage (2017-2018) was NT$643 million. The Council had approved 215 cases of the friendly space renovation plan for Culture and Health Station nationwide and subsidized 9 local governments to implement the plan; North District, Central District, South District, Hualien District and Taitung District had been set up as Project Counseling and Management Centers; 78 projects had been approved to improve public facilities around Culture and Health Station and within the tribe; It approved 8 urban Indigenous Peoples settlements to build and enrich public facilities; It approved the plan of 4 demonstration sites of Tribal Heart in Kaohsiung City, Pingtung County, Yilan County and Taitung County, integrating elderly care, after-school care for children, language education for children, and digital application opportunities, etc., to build a comprehensive service center with the characteristics of traditional architecture of Indigenous Peoples in the way of revitalization, repair and integration.

The Council said it planned to have 380 Culture and Health Stations in Taiwan by 2020, half of which would be set up among the 746 tribes in Taiwan and preliminarily planned to flexibly adjust the Subsidy Essentials for Plan Implementation for Culture and Health Station. Among them, to improve services and continue to respond to tribal population aging problem, care has been extended to sub-health elders, the mildly disable elders, moderately disabled elders, and elders living alone, providing subsidies for home-care service, easy home-care service, going-out and medical service accompanying service and other long-term and innovative services in line with individual needs. Also, offering subsidies according to the number of days of service as well as the number of people, so the impact of the related personnel service quality and cost was exerted. We also adjusted the salary structure according to the number of opening days, cooperation with recruitment requirements set forth by the Ministry of Labor and the Ministry of Health and Welfare, hoping to exert more energy to providing long-term care service for tribal elders.

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