A project to connect Taiwanese youth activists and mobilize their own events to protect the rights of young people.
Student movements have been a part of Taiwan’s history since 1910 when a group of Taiwanese students studying in Japan started a publication in which they wrote about anti-feudalism and rebellion against Japanese colonialist rule in Taiwan. Their actions are now viewed as the foundation of the Taiwanese student movement. Jump ahead to 2014, when the Sunflower Student Movement saw more and more youth activists begin to raise awareness surrounding student rights and muster up the courage to stand up for justice. CULTIVATE creates a platform to help them with this activism. It focuses on four categories of issues: Education, Freedom of Speech, Political Unrest and Human Rights. Users could browse and participate in any events, or they can create their own. After creating an event, CULTIVATE offers toolkits which help participants to rally and march, ranging from water bottles, t-shirts, pins, stickers, transit passes, tote bags and placards. Knowing how to navigate student movements through CULTIVATE can help a young activist to gain confidence, and be able to focus on the issues they are most passionate about.