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Promoting Tzu Chi’s culture, advocacies at Taiwan expo

Thursday, 28 September 2017 15:3 PM | ARTICLE BY | jonas Trinidad
The Jing SI Books and Café booth takes shape as its display of books and food items are put in place. Along with DaAi Technology and Tzu Chi University, the Jing Si brand will represent Tzu Chi during the three-day Taiwan Expo in the Philippines at the SMX Convention Center. 【Photo by Jonas Trinidad】

Story Highlights

  • Tzu Chi Foundation joins over 100 exhibitors from various companies and institutions from Taiwan in this year’s Taiwan Expo at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. The event will last from September 29 to October 1.
  • For the event, three brands will represent the principles of Tzu Chi: DaAi Technology Co. with its environmentally-friendly apparel, Jing Si Products with its vegetarian food items, and Tzu Chi University with its humanistic approach to professional education.

The Tzu Chi standard is poised to share its underlying principles along with its assortment of wares at the 2017 Taiwan Expo in the Philippines.

From September 29 to October 1, the three-day event at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City aims to exhibit the best Taiwan has to offer. An estimated 170 companies and institutions from the island country will be exhibiting their products and services to waves of attendees from all walks of life. The event is organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council and the Taiwan Association Philippines, Inc.

At the invitation of local Taiwanese businessmen supportive of Tzu Chi, the foundation set up three exhibits a day before the event’s opening. DaAi Technology Co. will be exhibiting its wide array of environmentally-friendly products like shirts and bags made from recyclable materials. The Jing Si Books and Café will showcase its assortment of vegetarian food products and publications on Master Cheng Yen’s teachings. Tzu Chi University will encourage Filipino students to come study in Taiwan and learn about humanity and professionalism.

“Filipino students have an advantage because they receive English education. They can go to any country because of that advantage,” says Ingrid Liu, vice-president of Tzu Chi University.

She also adds the highlights of Tzu Chi education, which is teaching the students to be as compassionate as they are professional. Given that the foreign student body in Tzu Chi University hardly consists of Filipino students, Liu sees the expo as an opportunity. More than promoting the university, she hopes to also promote the values Tzu Chi has become known for.

“We incorporate the Tzu Chi spirit in our education, which is love, giving, and compassion to our professional studies. So going to Tzu Chi University can have professional education, as well as knowing the huge Tzu Chi organization around the world,” Liu adds.

Later in the day, eight Tzu Chi volunteers from Taiwan arrived at the preparation. The group of Irene Lin, Manager of Planning Department of DaAi Technology Co., set up some of their best wares on display.

“We would like to come bear the message of environmental protection of Tzu Chi Foundation. Here, we display lots of products of the concept that refers to recycling,” Lin says.

Over the course of the expo, the volunteers from Taiwan hope to promote the different ways a plastic bottle can be of great use to the community without bringing harm to the environment. In DaAi Technology’s case, they plan to explain the process how a plastic bottle becomes a shirt, bag, or any apparel desired.

The Taiwan Expo will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from September 29 to October 1. Admission is free.

Last Updated: Thursday, 28 September 2017 15:3 PM

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