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Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society

Sustainability Through Innovation

Eden Social Welfare Foundation: Developing an Eden on Earth

Eden supports disabled persons in Taiwan by providing services and advocating for their rights. Through skills training and the development of its social enterprise arm, it is now enabling them to realize their potential in the workplace.

Over the past three decades, Eden has responded to the ebb and fl ow of social and political
change in Taiwan, diversifying to meet the needs of disadvantaged groups. It has expanded beyond its original focus on persons with disabilities to help the elderly, children, dysfunctional families, underprivileged communities, and even delivering overseas aid. In that period, it has grown from an organization of just two persons serving Taipei City to one that employs 2,800 full-time staff across 85 offices in 21 counties and cities.

As one of the largest nonprofit organizations in Taiwan, Eden plays a unique role in its society. It is a major government contractor, providing social welfare services to the disabled and disadvantaged of Taiwan. At the same time, it remains an effective social advocate for persons with disabilities, driving public initiatives, legislative change, and promoting holistic careers for disabled people as a means of creating both social and economic value.

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By Ping-der Huang, National Chengchi University, Sylph Yang, Eden Social Business Development Foundation Preparatory Office
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By Ping-der Huang, National Chengchi University, Sylph Yang, Eden Social Business Development Foundation Preparatory Office

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