Welfare and Social Engagement

MediaTek has long been committed to addressing social needs, and we are proactive in social engagements and social welfare support programs. Below are several long-term projects that continued through 2020:

MediaTek Volunteers

MediaTek encourages employees to engage in social affairs and to give back to the society. Many employees have dedicated themselves to volunteer activities, helping underprivileged groups. MediaTek has collaborated with local charity and welfare groups since 2003 and established a volunteer leave policy to facilitate employee participation. In 2020, our Volunteer Club managed a number of projects, including "Reading and Writing Project" and Care for Stray Animals event series. Character Education was suspended because of the pandemic.

Greater Chao Nan Cultivation Plan

The Greater Chao Nan Cultivation Plan was born in part to fulfill MediaTek’s commitment for the sustainable development of Taiwan’s land and to foster children’s understanding of and love for the natural and humanistic environment of their hometown.

Mr. Ming-Kai Tsai, Chairman of MediaTek, cares particularly for the education and environment of children in his hometown of Pingtung. Over the past decade, MediaTek Foundation has donated close to 130 million NTD to the Pingtung area, improving education and providing support for disadvantaged groups. The MediaTek Foundation has partnered with Lovely Taiwan Foundation on the “Greater Chao Nan Cultivation Plan” that aims to preserve local culture in education through the introduction of resources for arts and humanities and popular science education. The Greater Chao Nan Cultivation Plan is a four-year scheme that has gradually launched initiatives including “Chao Academy”, “Agriculture@ChaoNan”, “Blue Sky Classroom”, and “Slow-Touring the Greater Chao Nan Region.” A new 4-year cycle was kicked off in 2020 with 63 events, engaging 6,698 people.

The Plan extended its reach to junior high in 2019, offering vocational agriculture courses at Nanjhou Junior High School. In 2020, Dr. Hui-Lan Wang from the Department of Education at Pingtung University was hired as consultant, in the hopes of modularizing the established courses and offering it in more schools.

Hsinchu Children's Discovery Center

On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, MediaTek donated 50 million NTD to sponsor the conversion of the Taiwan Pavilion Expo in the World's Fair into Hsinchu Children's Discovery Center, with the aim of promoting science and interactive learning. After its groundbreaking in April 2020, the interactive facilities is scheduled for inauguration in summer, 2021, serving as a ground for popular science. The Discovery Center will be operated by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Hsinchu City, with participation by MediaTek employees.