Shoufeng

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Good Examples from Shoufeng Safe Community (#147, Designation years: 2008, 2018)

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Program A.

Key word: Safe Public Place

Shoufeng Township, Hualien County, located in the eastern part of Taiwan, connects the north-south passageway of Hualien. The total area is 218.48 square kilometres and the largest flat township in Taiwan.

As a village, young and robust population outflow causes problems in many ways. The idle and cankered space in the community is one of them. The numerous idle and untidy rooms vacated by the owners or not refurbished for years usually become dead corners where drug addicts, alcoholics and bums gather and may also be infested with flies, snakes and pests, thus causing the worries of the inhabitants; the community has coordinated with the owners and planned to renovate such rooms to remove the dead corners and give the inhabitants a safe resting place.

The constructed idle spaces then became the activity centers or local museum, providing education and recreation use.

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Public places safety

Public Place Safety Inspection and Maintenance

˙ Shoufeng Township  Office

˙ Shoufeng Fire Squad, Hualien County Fire Department

All age groups

Village activity center and seniors’ club

To conduct safety check-up every 6 months, provide maintenance funds and gradually establish  access-free facilities

Construction of Idle Space in the Community

˙ SCSPC

Idle and cankered space in the community

After gaining the consent of owners, the idle spaces altered into activity centers or local museum

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Program B.

Key word: Safe Children

The single parent and cross generation families accounting for 50% in Shoufeng. Most of 6-15 year-old students do nothing after school, wandering on the streets, prone to a variety of injuries, e.g. traffic injuries, fighting, contact with drugs, etc.

In 2008, “Wu-Wei House” (a thrift shop) Program was developed for them to avoid them wandering out, aiming at helping adolescents to use after-school hours to increase their knowledge and skills in life and to promote good interpersonal relationships.

With the successful experience of “Toynbee Hall” in London, UK, Shoufeng Community Safety Promotion Center cooperated with National Dong Hwa University to set up and operate “Wu-Wei House”. They led the young pupils to participate in the shop operation.

We not only provide a place for students after school, but conduct a second-hand goods trading activity for the youth to achieve the purpose of keeping them from wander and offering them knowledge learning.

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Children’s safety

Care for Students after School

· National Dong Hwa University

· Shoufeng Digital Learning Center

Students aged 6-15

The idle space in community was reformed to become a thrift shop

The thrift shop was managed by the university students. They led the young pupils to participate in the shop operation to avoid them wandering out

 

     

Appearance of “Wu-Wei House”

The university students provide course guidance for young kids.

Young pupils sort out the secondhand materials.

Country: Taiwan
Number of inhabitants: 19,295
Programme started year: 2006
Infernational Safe Communities Network Membership: 147 Designation year: 2008

The programme covers the following safety promotion activities:

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