of Taiwan Catholic Mission Foundation
Catholic Mission Foundation was founded on July 4, 1998 by a group of
devoted lay Catholic in Taiwan under the auspices of the Commission for
Social Development of the Chinese Regional Bishops' Conference. The
mission of TCMF is to provide assistance to the development of the
Catholic Church on missionary and evangelical works through resource and
fund raising and volunteer services. At current stage, the main objective is
helping the aboriginal children of Taiwan and elsewhere on education.
the September 21, 1999 earthquake which struck hard in central Taiwan
and more than 2500 people were perished, the Foundation was among the
first charitable groups to be on the scene to offer help. Since then,
more than 230 charitable programs and 45 children educational
care-stations were built, among them 6 being located in Amazonia, Brazil, La Plata,
Argentina, Ching Rai, Northern Thailand, and Negros Occidental,
Philippines. The Foundation emphasizes its strategic alliance and CSR
(Corporate Social Responsibility) practice in order to
expand the charitable service globally. The Overseas Chinese communities
of South America and South East Asia are participating and supporting
related projects recently.
thousands of Catholic volunteers in Taiwan. They are divided into different
groups to serve the needy of various sectors in the society. The current
chairman of the board of TCMF is Dr. Michael
J.K.Chen who is also the president of Shih Chien University and the director general
is Dr. Austin Ou, an adjunct professor of Ling Tung University.