The St. Theresa Opportunity Center was founded by Rev. Brendan O'Connell, MM in 1988 and Sister Joan McCarthy, SP was the first director of the center. It is the first day care center, especially for people with disabilities in Tainan City.
The aim of the project is to:
Protect and respect the dignity and privacy of people with disabilities
Educate and encourage people with a disability
Assist people with disabilities in developing their full potential
Help people with disabilities be included in the community
Pre-school and schooling special education
Community-based group home
Help in rehabilitation class as a co-assistance of the preschool education
Teach some handicrafts with the support of the professional staff
Help with the day-to-day tasks in the center and some other activities
Help with administration work or keeping the environment clean
Volunteer requirements / Skills
Be interested in working with mentally disabled children
Be positive, active and patient
The St. Theresa Opportunity Centre is situated at the central of YuJing Township, southern Taiwan.
From the project to the nearest train station – ShanHua Station, is about 50 minutes by bus. From ShanHua station to Tainan City station is about 25 minutes by local train.
Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)
The volunteer will stay with the host family or project dormitory, subject to project’s arrangement.