Yilan Community Development 3.0
The Cultural Affairs Bureau launched the Yilan Cultural Excursions program in 2015. A special Facebook fan page was set up to spread the word and the county worked with a variety of Yilan student clubs at colleges to select team members and encourage the young people of Yilan to document and promote their hometowns. In 2017, local youth were recruited to go into communities, experience the local sites, culture, history, environment, and industry from their perspectives, then utilize diverse mediums and creative approaches to share their experiences on social media to give the public a multi-dimensional view of Yilan’s diverse communities.
In 2018, four groups of students from six universities (National Cheng Kung University, Chinese Culture University, Fu Jen Catholic University, National Dong Hwa University, University of Taipei, Yuan Ze University, and National Sun Yat-sen University) along with two local youths participated in the program. The student groups each visited and reported on several communities each including Donghu Meihua, Dongguashan, and Renhe Communities; Yilan Minquan, Yuanshan Neicheng, Shangde, Jiaoxi Yuguang, and Guangwu Communities; Nan’ao Hai’an, Chaoyang, and Wuta Communities; Su’ao Gangbian, Yilan Fuxing, Jiaoxi and Paolun Communities; The local youth participants were posted in the Yilan Nanbeiguan Market and Guishan Island Community. By visiting the communities, the students learned about daily life and experienced the local charm.