TAINAN, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Professor Yen-Hsun Su from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, recently launched a fund-raising campaign to issue cards with the scriptures of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christian Gospels among orphanages, social welfare organizations, temples and church communities.
Up until now, more than 20 thousand cards have been distributed, said Su.
Spreading the seeds of truth, virtue and beauty gives individuals and their lives a sense of fulfillment, according to Su who would like to bring harmony to society.
He said that he was solely into scientific research, where interpersonal relations are scarce and social interaction is limited, but helping society brings along harmony for a lot of people. That is the powerful idea behind the printed cards.
Su also revealed that the concept of the printed cards started off with a discussion at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering that gathered unexpectedly a great deal of endorsements. The general public started to fund the project from time to time and the sum went from NT$ 100 to around NT$ 500
After the university students became aware of the cause, they joined in spontaneous fashion and buzz about the help card spread at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Resources Engineering.
In order to let the donors know about the raised sum so far, Su personally started a weekly newsletter, called “Lotus Flower Workshop”, to deliver updates to the general public.
Su hopes the kind gesture will inspire orphans to learn, therefore, he bought many canvas bags with the NCKU Logo printed for the students in the orphanage.
In April, he initiated a Facebook campaign to go to the orphanages and hand out cakes, a single Mothers Day treat. In only two weeks, a total of 700 cakes were collected.
On Mother’s Day, Su’s sister assisted in delivering the cakes to Tainan, Kaohsiung, Ping Tung and 14 other orphanages. In turn, the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Center at Kaohsiung helped out with handing out cakes to 203 specific households in their jurisdiction.