Besides focusing on core operations, every year ASPEED Technology contributes towards social participation so that we can give back to the community. Our focus has always been on disadvantaged people and rural communities. The Company cooperates with first-rate universities to keep top professors in Taiwan and encourages students to focus on academic research. We aim to fulfill our role as a corporate advisor that provides direction for students engaged in life planning. In 2020, besides providing manpower and resources, the Company contributed close to NT$8.0777 million towards social causes, and in the future we will continue working to fulfill our social objectives.
ASPEED Technology is committed to the idea that reducing the gap between rural and urban communities must begin from education. Since 2013, we have cooperated with the Hsinchu Branch of the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families in holding the “Let the Books Roll” project and reading promotion. The program circulates a large quantity of books and other reading materials between various rural schools. Our employees are encouraged to join in book organization and donation activities so that they can personally experience the importance of direct action. In 2014, we sponsored the Boyo Social Welfare Foundation in providing schoolwork guidance to children from disadvantaged families. Our hope is that rural children can enjoy abundant resources and develop good study habits, so that they can lead a successful life. Since 2015, for six consecutive years we have participated in the Global Views Educational Foundation’s “Sow the Seeds of Reading to Give Children a Great Future” activity by donating periodicals to Children in the Taitung area. Enthusiasm among the children led to us to turn this into a long-term endeavor and to expand the scope of our donations from elementary schools to junior high schools. Through 2020, we had already donated 12,516 magazines to 84 schools in 16 townships in Taitung. Starting in 2017, the Company began paying even closer attention to the uneven distribution of educational resources. Whether in terms of reading or learning, we advocated for more suitable development of rural students by investing in children who showed talent for sports or music. Besides subsidizing repairs to school facilities, so that the children could confidently study, we began sponsoring sports and music events, such as offering financial assistance to the Vox Nativa Association in Nantou, supporting winter training activities for the baseball and judo teams at Pei Nan Junior High School in Taitung, and sponsoring dragon boat and canoe teams in Taitung. These initiatives made it possible for students to develop their talents without worrying about funding. We hope that as the students showcase their gifts, in the future they will also be able to give back to their home communities.
Combining Public Welfare and Corporate Core Development Through Higher Education Programs
In recent years, as ASPEED Technology conducted CSR, we considered ways to tie public welfare activities back to the Company’s core business so that our charitable and regular work could complement each other. In 2015, we participated in the “Beyond the world of exams and credits” initiative with the Electrical Engineering Department of National Tsing Hua University, which provides corporate mentoring to students, and for three consecutive years we offered scholarships to the electrical engineering students at Tsing Hua. Our aim was to provide financial support to young scholars while giving the students a chance to interact with our Company chairman, who could inspire the students to explore their interests and clarify their career ambitions.
1. Junior Chair Professor Sponsorship Program: The program is contributing approximately NT$11.52 million over four years to sponsor junior chair professors at National Chiao Tung University and National Tsing Hua University. The program consists of monthly contributions that sponsor young professors, which supports the local higher education environment by helping schools to keep talented teachers in Taiwan. When connections exist between the young professors’ R&D plans and ASPEED Technology’s business, the Company promotes further interaction. We started the program with National Chiao Tung University in 2020 then expanded it to National Tsing Hua University in 2021.
2. National Tsing Hua University Sunrise Scholarship Program: The program provides financial support to underprivileged students. Over the course of four years the Company is contributing NT$1.6 million, providing aid to four underprivileged students each year so they study without facing financial concerns.
3. Acadamic Exchange: We offer a series of speeches, lectures, and course planning for both schools. One aim of the program is to promote our brand as an employer among young adults who will soon enter the workforce, in order to support future recruitment. In this way the program supports the Company’s internal core talent development program and talent cultivation.
|2020||Donation to Junior Chair Professor Program of National Chiao Tung University|
|2019||Donation to “Global Views Education Foundation” – reading promotion program for Taitung County|
|2019||Donation to the “Taitung County Cup of Table Tennis Competition”|
|2018||Donation to the “Taitung County Canoe Team”|
|2018||Donation to “Global Views Education Foundation” – reading promotion program for Taitung County|
|2017||Donation to the Internation Exchange Program of Nation Tsing Hua (NTHU) University|
|2017||Donation to the Taitung County Pei Nan Junior High School Judo Team|
|2017||Donation to the Taitung County Pei Nan Junior High School Baseball Team|
|2017||Donation to the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families Reading Promotion Program|
|2017||Donation to the Vox Nativa Taiwan Associate|
|2016||Donation to Taitung County Rui Yuan Junior High School for sports equipment|
|2016||Donation to The Affliated Kindergarten of Taitung County Taiping Elementary School|
|2016||Support Taiwan Fund for Children and Families (TFCF), Hsinchu Branch in the project "Let the Books Roll"|
|2015||Donation to "Global Views Education Foundation" reading promotion program|
|2015||Donation to Taitung County Fung Li Elementary School for equipment enhancements|
|2015||Donation to Taitung County Sin Sheng Junior High School for equipment enhancements|
|2015||Donation to Taitung County Guang Ming Elementary School for equipment enhancements|
|2015||The activity of Jianshi Township Jia Hsin Elementary School reading promotion project|
|2015||Formosa Fun Coast color dust explosion: TWD 100,000|
|2015||Donation to Taitung County Fengtian Junior High School: PA system for stadium|
|2014||Donation to Fun Arts String Quartet: Winter Sonata Tour and charitable activities|
|2014||Donation to Taitung County Fengtian Junior High School: Air conditioning for classrooms|
|2014||The activity of Jianshi Township Mei Hua Elementary School reading promotion project|
|2014||"Wake Up and Smell the Books" reading promotion project|
|2013||The activity of Beipu Township reading promotion project|
|2013||Cooperation with the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families (TFCF), Hsinchu Branch in the project "Let the Books Roll"|
|2011||Joined the "W.island" project held by World Citzen Culture Center|