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台達基金會投入泰北華文教育二十年
2019/04/01

DEF have helped the Chinese education in Northern Thailand for 20 years  

台達集團創辦人暨基金會董事長鄭崇華先生(左),與建華高中梁梅華校長(右)合影留念
Mr. Bruce Cheng (left) and Ms. Liang, Mei Hua (right), the principal of Chian Hua Senior High School.

1989年,台達集團創辦人鄭崇華先生與台灣幾位幹部到泰國設廠,這是台達在東南亞擴展的第一個據點,至今已滿三十年。當時有一批來自泰北地區的學生,從台灣留學畢業後,被招攬到泰國工作,對集團的成長相當有貢獻。
In 1989, Mr. Bruce Cheng, the founder of Delta Group, set up a plant in Thailand. That was the first Delta plant in South East Asia, and it has recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. At that time, there was a batch of Northern Thailand students who were recruited by Thailand after graduating from Taiwan. Those students contributed significantly to the growth of Delta Group.

這群從泰北出身的學生,後來也成為台達集團的中高階幹部,並向鄭創辦人提議希望有機會能回饋當初培養他們的泰北華校,因此,自2001年開始,台達基金會便開始在泰北華文學校發放中學獎學金。除了不定期的軟硬體補助外,也陸續增加獎助項目,包含小學獎助學金、認養高中生獎助學金,以及來台就讀大學的獎助學金,累計超過4,000人次、超過台幣2,000萬元獎學金,涵蓋清萊、清邁地區共約150所中小學受惠。
Those students eventually became the middle management and executives in Delta Group and suggested to Mr. Cheng regarding their hope to give back to the Chinese schools in Northern Thailand that have nurtured them. As a result, scholarships were awarded in these schools since 2001 under the name of Delta Foundation. On top of the occasional software and hardware subsidy, the type of awards has been increasing. There are scholarships for primary school students, adopted senior high school students as well as students who wish to come to Taiwan for the university. A total of more than 20 million NTD worth of scholarships were awarded to more than 4000 people from 150 schools in Chiang Rai and Chiang Mair regions.

在資助泰北華文教育近二十個年頭後,鄭創辦人於2019年3月再次走訪泰北美斯樂、滿星疊、滿堂、茶房等地區的華文高中,雖然當地物資依然不充裕,但較二十年前已有大幅改善,台達基金會過往所捐助包括緊急發電設備、飲水過濾設備、甚至是衛生相關設備,都讓師生更能安心於教學與學習上;所捐贈由台達生產的LED燈,原本是為改善照明,但裝上後讓不少華文學校減少三分之一到一半的電力,大幅降低電費支出。
After supporting Chinese education in Northern Thailand for about 20 years, Mr. Bruce Cheng visited Chinese senior high schools in Mae Salong, Ban Hin Taek, Mae Sai and Wa Wee region in March 2019. Although the locals are still deprived of supplies, the situation has improved significantly compared to 20 years ago. Some items that Delta Foundation have donated in the past include emergency power supply, water filtration equipment as well as hygiene-related equipment, and all these allow the students and the teachers to focus on learning and teaching respectively. The LED lights donated are produced by Delta and was supposed to simply improve the lighting in schools. However, these lights allowed many schools to reduce electricity consumption by one third to a half, decreasing the electricity bill significantly.

鄭創辦人鑑於當地的教學師資依舊缺乏,這次更在四所人數較具規模的華文高中打造Delta Green Classroom,除捐贈節能的雷射超短焦投影設備及互動白板和LED燈具外,另帶去由基金會所策劃的DeltaMOOCx課程,讓過去四年號召多位台灣頂尖教師錄製的高中數理課程,能協助同樣在泰北地區努力學習的華人學子。包含高中數學、物理、生物、化學、地球科學,以及高工的電機電子課程,超過300小時、2000支影片。學生若有興趣,亦能再進一步修習為自動化及工業4.0所規劃另外2000支科大進階影片。
Mr. Bruce Cheng realized that the local teaching resources are still lacking and hence created Delta Green Classroom in 4 Chinese senior high schools with more students. In addition to donating energy-saving Vivitek laser ultra-short throw projector, interactive whiteboard and LED lights, Mr. Cheng also introduced the DeltaMOOCx course planned by the foundation. This course was senior high school mathematics and science lessons recorded by top teachers in Taiwan over the past 4 years and is definitely beneficial for Chinese students who are working hard in Northern Thailand. The course consists of 2000 videos that are more than 300h long in total and covers subjects such as mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, earth sciences and electrical and electronics. If the students are interested, they can study the additional 2000 advanced science videos that Automation and Industrial 4.0 has planned.

台達基金會在泰北推動的華文學校資助計畫未來仍將持續,也希望華校的學子未來若有機會,能將這樣的善念持續傳承下去,讓泰北地區的華人子弟都能獲得與全世界人才競爭的實力。
Delta Foundation will continue to support the Chinese schools in Northern Thailand and hope that the students will pass down the legacy when they have the chance in the future. This will allow Chinese students in Northern Thailand to have the capability to compete with global talents.

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