Surrounded by extremist currents, the social stability in Senegal is largely thanks to the Sufi Brotherhoods which preach peace and tolerance. However, when religion takes over the role of the government, will it become a double-edged sword?
Rent Instead of Buy
Do we really need the item, or do we need the function that comes along with it? When we rent what we need, we can prevent wastage, create more value for our resources, and still maintain our quality of life.
The Boon and Bane of Online Shopping
Cheap and convenient, online shopping is quickly reshaping the dynamics of retail industry. Further fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic, ecommerce brings in billions and billions of dollars for the economy, but at what cost?
Coral Restoration in Taiwan
Due to global warming and climate change, coral reefs, the rainforest of the ocean, may be gone forever in the next few decades. Take a dive with us and see how activists in Taiwan are restoring the precious reefs.
Water Conservation in Agriculture
As countries around the world start to realize the importance of food self-sufficiency amid the COVID-19 pandemic, here's a look at how Taiwan manages water resources to grow food for its people.
The Rise of Vehicle Sharing
Combining the convenience and flexibility of privately-owned vehicles and the affordability of public transportation, can vehicle sharing revolutionize our way of travel?
The Impact of COVID-19 on Migrant Workers in Taiwan
The issue of illegal migrant workers in Taiwan resurfaced after a COVID-19 confirmed case was found to be an undocumented foreign worker.
Bringing Nature into Our Concrete Jungles
Reduce, reuse, recycle—With the recent rise in environmental awareness, more and more people are now living a more eco-friendly lifestyle. But, can we also take a step further to try to restore nature and create more greenery in our cities and our lives?
A Look at the New Coronavirus
Ever since the COVID-19 outbreak started in December 2019, the world has spiraled into panic and chaos. By understanding the new coronavirus responsible for the disease, we may be more at ease and less distressed.
Bringing New Life to Unwanted Items
Every year, eight billion paper containers are used in Taiwan, and about 65 percent of that number get recycled. How do we utilize such a large amount of waste and make them into useful products?
Reducing Trash: A Lesson for Taiwan
Despite having achieved one of the highest recycling rates in the world, Taiwan still needs to work towards reducing trash, an effort that will require the determination of the government as well as actions from its people.
Kamikatsu: Japan's Zero-Waste Town
A mountain town on Shikoku Island, Kamikatsu used to burn all of its waste in the open. But today, it has become a zero-waste role model with a recycling rate of over 80%. How did the town and its residents achieve this remarkable transformation?
Inconvenient but Crucial: Cutting Down on Plastic
There is an increasing awareness to reduce plastic consumption in Taiwan, but more action is still needed in all levels of society.
Trees: Assets or Obstacles?
Trees have long been part of people's lives in Taiwan. But, many see them as obstacles to rural development. Is this really the case?
Lessons from the 921 Earthquake
Twenty years after the catastrophic 921 Earthquake devastated Taiwan, there are still lessons to learn from the disaster.
Creating an Age-friendly Society
As Taiwan's aging population continues to grow, time banks and work exchange within communities have become significant support systems for senior care.
Seeing Through the Eyes of a Documentary
A documentary film director shares her tips and experiences on how to tell a good story through documentary filmmaking.
Mozambique's Long Road to Recovery after Idai
After the catastrophic Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique in March 2019, local survivors struggle to get back on their feet in a country ridden with poverty and inequality. Read about the disaster's impact and what Tzu Chi has been doing to help those affected rebuild their lives.
After Cyclone Idai: Finding Hope in Mozambique
After one of Africa's worst tropical cyclones wreaked havoc in Mozambique, a group of local Tzu Chi volunteers bring renewed hope to the country.
Tzu Chi's Relief Efforts Help Myanmar Get Back on Its Feet
Torrential rains in Myanmar during July and August 2018 caused a dam to breach and multiple rivers to flood, destroying much farmland. In November, Tzu Chi gave out mung bean seeds to affected farmers. Now, the farmers are having a good harvest.
A Lifetime of Dedication to Traditional Embroidery
Honored as a national treasure of Taiwan, Lavaus has devoted most of her life to her passion—the traditional art of aboriginal embroidery. By creating art pieces and teaching embroidery techniques, she hopes to pass on this disappearing art and legacy of her people for generations to come.
Transforming the Second Home of Office Workers
The majority of office workers in Taiwan can only make do with poorly ventilated working environments. Forty-five percent of them surveyed expressed that their working environment has made them less healthy both mentally and physically.
Breathing New Life into Old Apartment Buildings
A major part of Taiwan's urban housing landscape, decades-old apartment buildings now face the possibility of being demolished in the name of modernization.
The Story of Chinese New Villages in Malaysia
If you walk into a market at eight o'clock in the morning, your attention will immediately be drawn to the vegetable vendors' loud yelling. Apart from produce, you can also find authentic Cantonese wonton noodles soup, Hakka chitterling, Hainan toast, or Malaysian flatbread and pulled tea in the market.