openPR Logo
Press release

The Mustard Seed Mission Helps more than 1,000 Taiwan Disadvantaged Families Overcome Difficulties during COVID-19 Outbreak

08-17-2021 11:08 AM CET | Politics, Law & Society

Press release from: The Mustard Seed Mission

MSM distributes the epidemic prevention supplies to disadvantaged families in Taiwan via its community assistance network.

MSM distributes the epidemic prevention supplies to disadvantaged families in Taiwan via its community assistance network.

COVID-19 spreads in Taiwan. The nationwide lockdown has caused the highest unemployment rate in 10 years and even affected the right of the child to education. The Mustard Seed Mission (MSM) conducted a survey on the impact of the epidemic on its long-served families and found that among the 3,182 valid samples, 46.9% of served families were financially affected, and about 29.3% of families have reduced income by more than 1/3, and 17.4 % of families have been experiencing unpaid leave and unemployment.

Regarding the care and education of sponsored children, it is shown that the epidemic has a greater impact on learning than on care. 22.5% of sponsored children face the problem of no E-learning equipment and no proper guidance of schoolwork from family members; about 13.4% of children under the age of 6 lack meals; many families in the central and southern Taiwan lack care, all in 6 % above.

MSM has launched Taiwan COVID-19 Emergency Relief Project since mid-May, including "Epidemic prevention supply kit", "Emergency relief fund for vulnerable families" and "Suspended meals for children to eat during school suspension". The underprivileged who are not included in the government bailout are issued emergency relief funds, and a total of 104 people applied. In addition, 2,249 epidemic prevention supply kits for vulnerable families and 1,581 suspended meals for children are provided. These assistance services are increasing and have not been stopped with the downgrade of epidemic prevention level.

Mr. Hsu, a single father, is a service recipient of the sponsorship program of MSM. Mr. Hsu used to be a gig worker for making a living. Due to the epidemic, his three children had to learn at home and needed care. Besides, there were fewer job opportunities amid the pandemic, and his income was reduced by nearly 2/3. The living expenses cannot make ends meet. MSM timely provided emergency relief funds and epidemic prevention supply kits to this family and accompanied them to overcome the difficulties.

Social services can’t be stopped by the pandemic and it needs everyone’s engagement and support! Wu Hsiao-ping, CEO of MSM, said that disadvantaged groups need a longer time to recover from the disaster so we need to pay more attention to their needs. It is crucial to help them build the ability and resilience to face environmental, economic, and social disasters so that the underprivileged can gradually become self-reliant and eliminate poverty eventually!

9F.-2, No.4, Ln. 609, Sec. 5, Chongxin Rd.
, Sanchong Dist., New Taipei City 241, Taiwan

The Mustard Seed Mission has served Taiwanese citizens for over 60 years. If you would like to support MSM or need more information, please visit: https://www.mustard.org.tw/locale/en

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release The Mustard Seed Mission Helps more than 1,000 Taiwan Disadvantaged Families Overcome Difficulties during COVID-19 Outbreak here

News-ID: 2355619 • Views: 823

More Releases from The Mustard Seed Mission

10,000+ COVID-19 Cases in Taiwan, Level 3 COVID-19 Alert Extended. The Mustard S …
Taiwan has a severe rise in COVID-19 cases since May, the nationwide level 3 COVID-19 alert is extended to June 28th. Some industries are suspended and schools are closed. With a network of 9,000 community partners all over Taiwan, including caring stores and partner churches, the Mustard Seed Mission (MSM) has been providing assistance to its served families and people in need by launching emergency relief funds, epidemic prevention kits,
Walk One More Mile with Youth! The Mustard Seed Mission Empowers Future Leaders
Amid life transitions, walk one more mile with the young people! The Mustard Seed Mission (MSM) launches "Walk One More Mile!" initiative, a 4-year empowerment program for college students. MSM has long devoted to poverty issues of underprivileged children and served more than 4,000 disadvantaged Taiwan children via child sponsorship program. For those underprivileged teens graduated from high school and pursuing higher education, "Student Leadership Camp" was held to develop
2020 Micah Global Asia Regional Consultation in Taiwan, 320 Members from More th …
Micah Global is a global Christian community of organizations and individuals committed to integral mission which is with nearly 900 members from 99 countries. Micah Global holds regional consultation once three years; and this year, the onsite host is the Mustard Seed Mission (MSM), the first and only member in Taiwan. With the cohost of Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, this consultation is held the first time in the Chinese speaking
The 3rd Safe City Carnival Was Held in 4 Places in Taiwan
People in the Community are Invited to Build A Safe Home Protection Network Together! In 2020, COVID-19 rages, and the extreme climate impacted significantly all over the world. The Mustard Seed Mission (MSM) is aware of the importance of disaster prevention in Taiwan, since 2018, MSM started to engage in community disaster prevention training work. Furthermore, MSM holds the "Safe City Carnival" annually to promote disaster prevention knowledge and advocate community

All 5 Releases


More Releases for MSM

Image Based Barcode Reader Market is Going to Boom | MSM Solutions, Cognex, Zebr …
Latest released the research study on Global Image Based Barcode Reader Market, offers a detailed overview of the factors influencing the global business scope. Image Based Barcode Reader Market research report shows the latest market insights, current situation analysis with upcoming trends and breakdown of the products and services. The report provides key statistics on the market status, size, share, growth factors of the Image Based Barcode Reader. The study
MSM Higher Ed unveils Pathways program with Ties to the World’s Leading Instit …
After several months of laying the groundwork and engaging with partners, MSM Higher Ed, a comprehensive platform for effective, modern education management solutions, reaches a new milestone with the formal launching of MSM Higher Ed Pathways — a program designed to prepare students for entry or advanced standing at multiple universities in study destinations for international education. “The Pathways initiative offers a unique opportunity for students to begin their studies
11-30-2020 | Science & Education
MSM
Presentation College Inks Partnership with MSM to Increase International Student …
(November 2020) Presentation College has partnered with international education provider M Square Media (MSM) in its efforts to recruit more international students worldwide, drawing from a diverse community of students around the world. Founded in 1951, Presentation College is a private Catholic institution with a professions focus in the undergraduate programs, including health and natural sciences, nursing, and social and behavioral sciences. With its main campus in Aberdeen, South Dakota, Presentation
New singles released by MSM Music
Magnus Svanfeldt releases a new single "How Many Ways" featuring Ben Owen on fiddle, mando and guitar. The song is built around Ben's fiddle but based on a solid dance beat. It's a fun crossover between folk and dance. The song is released November 6th on Spotrify and other major platforms https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7gJpvWTY88halJd77LtUDp?si=iWsfL0I9T_aZYRtip2LszA Karlbergsvägen 53, Stockholm, Sweden magnus@msm-music.com Magnus Svanfeldt is singer-songwriter, artist, composer, producer and engineer based in Stockholm Sweden. Magnus Svanfeldt has previously
MSM Placebo Market to Witness Robust Expansion by 2025
LP INFORMATION recently released a research report on the MSM Placebo market analysis, which studies the Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) Analysis's industry coverage, current market competitive status, and market outlook and forecast by 2025. Global “ Global MSM Placebo Market Growth 2020-2025 ” Research Report categorizes the global Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) Analysis market by key players, product type, applications and regions,etc. The report also covers
MSM Supplement Market Trends, Share, Industry Size, Growth and Forecast - 2025
MSM is a naturally-derived sulfur formula that helps support joint functionality and comfort, specifically connective tissue health. MSM also provides potential support for healthy immune and respiratory function’s may be worth trying for those who are looking for a natural alternative for arthritis pain, post-exercise soreness, seasonal allergies, or rosacea. Get Sample Copy of MSM Supplement Market at: https://www.orionmarketreports.com/msm-supplement-market/37520/#ert_pane1-1 This report includes the following manufacturers: • Now Food • Kala Health • Source Naturals • Puritan’s Pride • Doctor's Best • Zenwise Health • Jarrow Formulas • Pure