Despite Taiwan’s long-term political isolation from the international community, the people of Taiwan have still been able to make contributions to the betterment of people around the world. This is due to the desire of the people on Taiwan to reach out to others in friendship and solidarity. Several examples illustrate this situation.
One of the international relief organization that’s been active in Taiwan is the Christian Children’s Fund (CCF). Originally here to provide relief services for Taiwan’s people, because of rising prosperity, in 1985 the Taiwan branch of CCF began using funds collected in Taiwan for relief operations elsewhere. The organization provides relief for needy children. In addition to sponsoring Chinese children, the foundation began sponsoring foreign children in 1987
Twenty thousand people in Taiwan sponsor children. Each contributor NT$1,000 a month. CCF also has eight thousand foreign sponsors who give NT$600 each month.
Most people in Taiwan prefer to sponsor Chinese children. However, due to the limited number of Taiwanese children, people must wait up to three or four months for s suitable candidate. The Chinese Children’s Fund, therefore, encourages Taiwanese people to consider sponsoring foreign children. The number of people sponsoring foreign children in Taiwan has grown in recent years.