Flying with the Wings of Hope
In almost every nation, there are groups of the weak living on the edge of society, being forgotten and neglected, desperately in need of humanity help. To meet this need, Wings of Hope is established. With these wings we wish to fly and reach places across all borders and provide those in need with services of education and medicine.
Wings of Hope is a charity organization founded by a group of Taiwanese friends with common ideals. To achieve our ultimate goals, we understand that all political, cultural and religious differences should be set aside, and it is the cooperation and devotion from each individual that counts. The organization is still small, but the atmosphere is warm and the spirit high.
At this stage, we have two major tasks on the agenda. First, we want to record the history of leprosy prevention in Taiwan. Second, we want to build “engineering of hope” in leprosy villages located in remote and deserted China. Meanwhile, the historical records are being compiled, and a book about Losheng Sanatorium, an institute in northern Taiwan where patients with leprosy were hospitalized, has been published. At the same time, we have started the first primary school of human rights in Gaoqiao, a leprosy village in Yuexi country, Sichuan province, China. By teaching the children how to read and write, we expect to open the first window of hope in their life.
The vision of our organization is, “flying with the wings of hope, to places where people are in most need, and providing them with the most practical services and aids.” Thereby, in addition to our current efforts in helping those suffered from leprosy, we also aim to, within our capability, integrate resources from all corners of our society and reach out a hand of hope to any groups in need of aids, whether in Taiwan or abroad.
(Translation by Daphne Lee)