Under the current wave of globalization and internationalization, bilingual education has
become one of the nation's important policies. E.SUN, supportive of the education for rural
children, has heard from many principals and teachers that the English proficiency of
schoolchildren is exhibiting an M-shaped distribution, especially in rural areas. The main
reasons are the long-term shortage of English teachers in rural areas and the inability of
rural families to pay for cram schools. School children, once fall behind or have negative
experiences with learning English, may carry a negative attitude towards English;
furthermore, it could be difficult to carry out proficiency level-based grouping or remedial
teaching due to lack of teachers.
To improve the English proficiency of rural children, E.SUN and Cave Books jointly launched
the English Hand in Hand Project in 2019 to recruit English teachers to rural primary
schools in Hsinchu County, Yunlin County, Chiayi Country, and Tainan City. In addition to
providing free English textbooks, the project also offers after-school English tutoring
sessions, where children can start from pronunciation and learn vocabularies, sentence
structures, and simple conversations through playing games. In so doing, we hope to spark
the children's interest in English and help them to build a solid foundation for further
By the end of 2020, 61 classes have been organized under the English Hand in Hand Project in
total, benefiting 1,050 students. In addition to giving children from rural areas the
opportunity to learn English, the project has also nurtured 50 English teachers through
teacher training camps, which not only enables these instructors to improve their teaching
skills, but also helps them to better understand and identify with the purpose of the
project. This in turn enables the spread of passion and enthusiasm for teaching and helping
rural children to improve English proficiency.
|English Hand in Hand Project
|| Since the launch of the project in 2019,
teachers have been invited to provide after-school English tutoring at rural primary
schools and work together to create a better English learning environment.
||A total of 61 classes have been organized, 50
teachers have been trained, and 1,050 students have participated in the courses.
|E.SUN Golden Seed Project
|| Since 2007, E.SUN, combining the force
company, employees, and customers, has been allocating part of the annual fee for
E.SUN World Card holders and 0.3% of their domestic card spending to build E.SUN
Libraries in rural areas or areas with scare resources, thus continuing to sow the
seeds of knowledge.
||As of 2020, we have built 158 E.SUN
and donated 370,000 books, which have benefited more than 100,000 students.
|E.SUN Academic Award
||To encourage top academic research and
domestic research in the field of management is more closely aligned with
international standards, the bank established the E.SUN Academic Award in 2010 and
confers awards on professors affiliated with schools of management who publish
papers in the top 3 international journals in different fields.
||In 2020, 6 new winners were added, and
total number of awardees reached 39.
|E-Book Collection Workshop
||To integrate digital reading teaching and
cultivate children's online learning ability, E.SUN is promoting the E-Book
Collection Workshop project, through which it conducts digital reading promotion
seminars and trains seed instructors. At the same time, in response to changes in
the technological environment, the Online Digital Reading Topic Inquiry Competition
was held in 2020 to provide students with opportunities to display their research
results and engage in inter-school exchange.
||E.SUN purchased 240 tablet computers for
schools to borrow. A total of 366 teams and 1,323 students from schools around
Taiwan participated in the Online Digital Reading Topic Inquiry Competition.
|Climbing the Stories Mountain Reading
||To train more reading promotion
volunteers with a passion for telling stories, E.SUN published a total of 6 picture
books of original Taiwanese stories and organized activities such as Storytelling
Volunteer Training Courses, Story Suitcase Workshops and Storytelling Reading
||In 2020, a total of 6 storytelling
volunteer training courses and workshops were held, and about 220 people
participated in the training.
|Picture Book Workshop
||To encourage students to create picture
books and enable picture book education to become deeply rooted, E.SUN supports the
National Library of Public Information's "Picture Book Database", which collects
picture books created by students, and organizes workshops of creating picture books
for teachers to exchange ideas with each other.
||In 2020, 70 types of original picture
books were newly included, and 110 teachers participated in the workshops of
creating picture books.
|E.SUN Artificial Intelligence Open
||E.SUN has been holding the Artificial
Intelligence Open Challenge since 2019, providing de-identified data for
participating teams to try a variety of different algorithm construction models.
This year, anti-money laundering was the competition topic to enhance the practical
application of artificial intelligence in Taiwan's industries through data-enabled
||A total of 4 artificial intelligence open
challenges have been held to date with topics including anti-money laundering, and
the events have attracted the participation of 4,226 teams from home and abroad.