June 26, 2015
Local university students in Taiwan believing themselves to be eager and
entrepreneurial have instead found themselves getting schooled on a course regarding entitlement and elitism after a proposed plan to crowdfund a hiking expedition ran afoul of public sentiment.
Unfortunately for society as a whole, how the university students originally conceived of the project reveals much deeper problems in our education system that must be addressed beyond merely rebuking these young individuals.
Three of the four major newspapers in Taiwan placed as their headline story the crowdsourcing campaign looking to raise NT$500,000 (approximately S$21,756) for 25 university students to complete a mountain climbing expedition.
The website “Climb for Taiwan” has drawn a great deal of public ire for the National Taiwan University students and their professor who asked the public to invest in the next generation of societal leadership. [FULL STORY]