NCKU Students Collaborate with Nanmei Elders for the Third Season of 'A Blissful Life in Nanmei' Podcast, Now Online.
Taiwan is transitioning from an aging society to a super-aged society by 2025, making the life stories of many elders invaluable for the younger generation. The 'A Blissful Life in Nanmei' Podcast is a partnership between NCKU's "Family Relations" course and Nanmei Village. Students visit the village during class to engage in face-to-face interactions with the elders. Through dialogue, the students delve into the elders' pasts, imagining their experiences and positive impressions. Taking on the responsibility of cultural preservation, the students ensure the rich life experiences of the elders are conserved.
This semester, the students have planned a diverse range of topics including food, entertainment, and values to discuss with the elders. The elders have invested considerable effort and even provided reference materials for each topic, such as their favorite dishes and helpful notes. During the interviews, the seniors display their humor and wisdom, alleviating the anxieties of students less proficient in speaking Taiwanese. The new season of the program not only informs the audience about art museums and coffee shops in Nanmei Village but also delves into the captivating daily lives and local cuisine of its residents.
Elders have traversed through numerous life stages, and their experiences and memories are invaluable treasures to be passed down and shared. These ordinary individuals seldom had their voices documented in the past, but with technological advancements, this is changing. Their stories hold significance for their families, friends, and other listeners.
Sound serves as a chronicle of years gone by, while experience becomes the treasure chest of life. The 'A Blissful Life in Nanmei' Podcast is a community-centered initiative that captures oral histories of the community's elders, presenting them in audio and video formats, preserving their stories and voices. This program enables young people to learn about their community's history and culture, concurrently instilling a sense of value and presence in the elders. During the premiere of the third season on May 23rd, NCKU students guided the elders in sharing the Podcast with their friends and relatives via mobile phones, resulting in lively and heartwarming interactions.
NCKU students collaborated with the senior members of Nanmei village for the third season of the 'A Blissful Life in Nanmei' podcast, which premiered on May 23rd.
The elderly put a lot of effort into the program recording, and the content of the new season is centered around the daily lives and cuisine of Nanmei village residents.
NCKU students taught elderly residents of Nanmei how to share the program through their phones, and the on-site interaction was enthusiastic and heartwarming.