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GoSCORP 2018 invitation package



2018/8/12-8/26 Locations

Taipei, Taiwan Taichung, Taiwan


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Motivation letter from the OC


aving participated in

Founded in 1988 and admitted as

energy and passion of the SCORP

FMSTW has gradually grown

GoSCORP Romania 2017, the

family has driven us to bring out our own version of GoSCORP.

Characteristics of our GoSCORP project are diverse, creative a ca d e m i c p ro g ra m s a n d s o l i d ,

interactive volunteering programs.

Our goal is to introduce a different,

novel perspective of medical

e d u cat i o n , a n d e n co u ra ge o u r future doctor counterparts around the world to try out more

possibilities to contribute to our worldwide society. Also, through volunteering programs, we wish to cultivate the ability to sense

the needs of others and to present corresponding possible solutions of our participants.

It will be FMSTW’s privilege

to bring together medical students coming from places with a different

social and cultural backgrounds not only to learn about Taiwan’

s education and society but also put our SCORP spirit in practice.

a full member of IFMSA in 1995,

i n to a w e l l - d e v e l o p e d st u d e n t

organization which spares n o e f f o r t i n f o st e r i n g m e d i c a l students in different aspects and

participating both domestically and internationallly. Experiences

in global affairs such as SRT in

2017, WHO Simulation 2015 and 2017, Action in 2012 and 2015,

APRM in 2008, AM in 2002 and 2014……just to name a few, are all

precious experiences we’ve gain our competence from to present

G o S CO R P m o r e s m o o t h l y a n d consummately.

We are extremely eager to

host GoSCORP in 2018, meeting e v e r y o n e a s st ra n ge r s , h o p i n g

to grow as friends and more

importantly to part as ones who have a similar mindset of our parts as medical students and how much

we can do to simply help make the world a better place.


Organizing Committee Head of OC

Logistic and Accommodation

Tammy Yu,Jasmine Tan

Minnie Chiou,

Joan Wu, Wong, Ta-Hsiang

Hannah Zheng, Bill Wang

Ting-Wei Hsu, Yun-Jou Lin,

Tiffany lee, Irene Hsieh

Training Director

Social Program Organizer

Yu-Han Liao, Ting-Hsuan Treasurer

Ting-Wei Lin



Volunteering Director

Publications Director

Richard Chen,

Vivian Hsu, Yu-Yi Chiang

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Agenda / program and sessions Academic Program

During the first week, participants will attend a variety of

academic programs to develop clinical skills that are useful for voluntary work and also acquire advanced medical knowledge. Our academic part is designed in following perspectives:


Training in hospital: participants will be guided through National Taiwan University Hospital(NTUH), the greatest

hospital in Taiwan; participants can also follow a physician or surgeon to observe the process of operation. Besides, NTUH

offers practice training on clinical skills and mini-invasive surgery that participants are allowed to perform on their own.


Professional lectures: We will invite experienced lecturers to talk about their professions. Including Neuroscience, Chinese

Medicine, and medical presentation skills. Participants can gain extra knowledge they rarely get to know in normal medical education system.


General knowledge for medical volunteers: This course is

designed to enable participants to complete their voluntary activities effectively and smoothly. Doctors of Family Medicine

will introduce concepts of Public health and Health Education, along with emergency skills.


M e d i ca l et h i c s s e m i n a r : P r o f e s s o r o f Et h i c s w i l l l ea d

participants to discuss in various cases, learning to examine

e t h i c a l i s s u e s f r o m d i f f e r e n t c u l t u ra l b a c k g r o u n d a n d communicate with each other.


A detailed outline of the the capacity building Week 1


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Team building

NTU hospital visit

Shadowing Thoracic surgery

Design thinking

Day2 Taiwan’s current situation on human rights and the connection with the law (by Lawyer Mr. Huang) Lecture: neurology and cognitive science (by Prof. Liang)

Minimally Invasive Center (Suture Workshop) Minimally Invasive Center(Usage of endoscope, usage of emergency bandage)

Preparation for volunteering program

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program Day3


Day 5

Shadowing Internal Medicine

Hospice Ward: Wishes do come true!

Clinical Skill Center: ER Simulation

Medical Presentation Skills

Hospice Ward: Wishes do come true!

Children Hospital Visit

Chinese Medicine

Medical Ethics Discussion(lead by Prof. Tsai)

Lecture: Family Medicine (by Dr. Tsai)

Chinese Medicine

Justice Speculation Session

Preparation for volunteering program


Volunteering Program First week

Second week

1. Basic language learning

1. health examination of children

2. recognizing their requirements, restriction, and culture

3. organizing programs

4. b a s i c t ra i n i n g o f d e v i c e s utilizing


2. promote the idea of quitting smoking, drinking

3. mainly implemented by medical students from foreign countries

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Medicine-related service 1.home-visiting

a.mental care of sanitation

b.basic examination

2.volunteer clinic

culture-related services 1. Work related with the creative industry in Taiwan

2. A day in the life of foreign missionary

a.twice a week, at night

b.announced by village head


A detailed outline of the voluntary program Week 2 9:00-

12:00 13:3015:30




Day1 Break the ice

Dental health education

Day2 World puzzle: Culture Expo

Home visit

Home visit

English songs teaching

Human Rights session

Preparation and Review

Volunteer clinic

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Day 5

Fun Science session

Health education (wound management and injury control)

Campus beautification

Home visit

Home visit

Home visit

Sexual education

Paint out your future!(career exploration)

Health RPG

Volunteer clinic

Volunteer clinic

Farewell Party


Social & Extra Activities Day 1 welcome party

Time: 8/13 7:00 p.m.

Day 2: Shilin Night Market (300NTD/person)

Beginning of academic program


MRT red line from NTU

Hospital(R09) to Jiantan Station(R15)


Day 3

Yongkong st, Taipei 101 and

m a r k e t s i n Ta i w a n w i t h


The Shilin Night Market

i s o n e o f t h e l a r g e st n i g h t regard to food and also one of the most popular tourist

Day 4

attractions of Taipei's night

Ximending, C.K.S Memorial Hall,

filled with a variety of local,

the presidential office building

life. The maze of alleys is traditional, and international merchandise that attract locals

Day 5

a n d fo re i g n e r s a l i ke . M a n y

Free Night

can be found and bought at

of Taiwan's traditional foods

reasonable pr ice s f rom the friendly locals who are eager

to l et yo u ta ste t h e u n i q u e flavours of their traditional recipes such as Giant Fried


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C h i c k e n S t e a k , Te m p u r a ,

Bubble Tea, Oyster Vermicelli Oyster Omelet, Fried Buns and of course, the most notorious Taiwanese goodie, Stinky Tofu.


Day 3 Transportation: 永康街 Yongkong st.

MRT red line Dongmen station(R07) Taipei 101

MRT red line Taipei 101 station(R03)

象山 Xiangshan

MRT red line Xiangshan station(R02)

Introduction 1. 永康街 Yongkong st.:

A s Ta i w a n e s e c u i s i n e ' s

mecca and home to the original (and world-renowned) Din Tai Fung ( 鼎 泰 豐 ) restaurant

(which is known for its delicate skin and 18 folds of their

xiaolongbao), Yong Kang Street

is a must visit destination for all travelers to Taipei City. Housing restaurants and cafés that cater to all budgets, Yongkang Street

and its neighboring lanes are

home to more than 30 spots, including night market carts and

i n d e p e n d e n t m e rc h a n ts t h at line the streets selling all types

of food, such as pan-Chinese cuisine, Korean, Japanese, Western, and unique fusion dishes.


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2.About TAIPEI 101

Located in the finest

district Taipei has to offer, TAIPEI

101 is the largest engineering project e ver in the histor y of

Taiwan construction business. The design transcends the uni-

body concept and is based on

and the natural environment around.

At ground level, the TAIPEI

101 Mall has gathered the

f i n e st i n fa s h i o n a n d re f i n e d dining from around the world.

the Chinese number “8� , a

number considered prosperous in Chinese culture. Eight-floor structural units are connected

one by one on top of each other to form the whole. This

kind of rhythmic aesthetic i s n e w to s k y s c ra p e r s . A s i d e

from being creative, TAIPEI 101

reflects the traditional Chinese philosophy by resembling the

flexible yet persistent bamboo that rises into the sky. Using

innovative materials also creates transparency and heat-

conservation of the curtain walls, which facilitates the harmony

between the high-tech building


It joins the ranks of world-class

high - power binoculars, drinks bar,

Yo r k ’ s F i f t h Ave n u e , Pa r i s ’

tour guides in seven languages,

shopping districts such as New Champs - Elysees, and Rome’s

Via Condotti, with flagship stores and all - new design concepts to offer consumers the richest array of shopping choices. Here,

you can enjoy your shopping experience in comfort and total relaxation. At 382 meters above

the ground, the 89F Observation Floor offers visitors a commanding view of the city and

Taipei Basin at all directions. The

Obser vator y is equipped with


image services, pre-recorded audio & souvenir shops. Not to mention

that TAIPEI 101 Obser vator y’s

elevators holds a Guinness Record - breaking high-speed pressurized

elevators in 2004, with a speed of

1010 meters per minute. It takes only 37 seconds to reach the 89th

Floor. Hop on and soar into the sky!

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3.Xiangshan( Elephant Mountain) 象山 For the best view of Taipei City, make a hike to the top of Xiangshan!

The hike takes a total of around 15-

20 minutes to the top, with a lot of stairs to climb! But no worries, after a sweating

trip, you’ll gain a breathtaking view of the blinding lights shining in the dark night sky. Bars

Taipei's night

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Day 4 Transportation

Today, we'll explore the city on a bike.


2. 中 正 紀 念 堂 C.K.S Memorial

1. 西門町 Ximending

Ximending, situated in

the west of downtown Taipei, is famed for its diversity in entertainment activities that

appeal to large numbers of young people. Wandering along the Ximending Walking Street, you

will find anything you like among the wide selection of fashionable clothing and accessory shops in

Chinese, Japanese and Western styles. Also some cultural

i n d u st r y v e n d e r s a re h e re to

surprise you with their amazing creations!


The most prominent

historical landmark in Taiwan, the CKS Memorial Hall was erected in honor and memor y

of Generalissimo Chiang Kaishek , the former President of

the Republic of China, and was opened in 1980 as part of a

national park and gathering area.

This Memorial Hall not only

presents the faith that Chiang has

held during his lifetime, such as "The purpose of life is to improve

the general life of humanity" and

"The meaning of life is to create and sustain subsequent lives in

the universe”, but also exhibits a b o u t Ta i wa n ' s h i sto r y, pa n -

Chinese culture and the ROC's development after moving to Taiwan.


Besides the main hall

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t o b o m b i n g . A f t e r Ta i w a n was reclaimed by R.O.C., the

building was re-constructed in demonstrating Chiang’s life and Taiwan’s histor y and the big

square plaza which is officially named as Liberty Square, the

large complex also includes the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park, National Concert Hall, and the National Theater. 3. 總

府 the presidential

office building

The Presidential Building

was built during Japanese

1946 and has been used as the

presidential mansion after the central government of R.O.C. was re-instated in Taiwan. It was

announced by the President as

"national historical site" in 1998 and was open for public tour since then. The general public

will be able to see in person the location where the president works. The distance between the President and his people will be shortened.

colonization period. It was the

After touring the Presidential

time. During the ending period

fo l l o w i n g i n te re st i n g n ea r b y

governor's mansion at that o f W o r l d Wa r I I , t h e b u i l d i n g

was seriously damaged due

O f f i ce B u i l d i n g , v i s i ts to t h e

sites: Taiwan Bank, NTU Hospital, Taipei Guest House and February

28 Peace Park are great choices

to feel the solemnity vibe of the political center of Taipei.


Day 5 Free night suggestion:

1. 行天宮 Xingtian Temple

and it is frequently thronged

This ver y busy temple

is devoted to Guan, a famous

deified general who lived (A.D. 162-219) during the Three K i n gd o m s p e r i o d o f C h i n e s e Histor y. Guan was a man who

valued loyalty and righteousness above all things, and is worshipped as the God of War

M a n y b e l i e ve rs fe e l t h at

this is a very efficacious temple,

w i t h p e o p l e p ra y i n g fo r h e l p a n d s e e k i n g d i v i n e g u i d a n ce

b y co n s u l t i n g o ra c l e b l o c k s .

Even the pedestrian underpass

outside the temple is filled with fortune-tellers and vendors who

take commercial advantage of the temple's popularity.

since then.

2.Longshan Temple 龍山寺

te m p l e , b u i l t i n 1 9 6 7 , w i t h a

famous old temple in Taiwan. It

This is a relatively young

simple and dignified appearance.

The courtyard of the temple is

u s u a l l y b u s y, w i t h c rowd s o f worshippers bowing their heads

or kneeling in devotion. On the

main altar you will see offerings of only fresh flowers and tea, s i n ce t h e te m p l e fo r b i d s t h e

killing of offering of animals. The

temple supplies free candles, and there is no donation box a first for traditional religion in Taiwan!


L o n g s h a n Te m p l e i s a

is for worshipping Guanshiyin

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Budda and other divine spirits.

temple for worship ceremonies.

b u t w a s r e sto r e d f o r s e v e ra l

domestic/foreign tourists visiting

It was built in the Qing Dynasty times due to natural disaster and

damages. The doors, beams, and

poles are beautifully decorated. There is a pair of bronze dragon poles in the front hall, four

p a i r s o f d ra g o n p o l e s i n t h e middle hall. The sculptures are sophisticated. Among them, the

At normal times, there are t h e t e m p l e . M o r e o v e r, t h e r e

are traditional streets, antique

shops, Buddhists article shops, and Chinese medicine shops

surrounding the temple. These

places are great to visit due to their richness in folk art.

well and Budda setting in the

3.more night marketsďźš

N i n g x i a N i g h t M a r ket , R a o h e

main hall are highly appreciated.

On each 1st and 15th day

each month of the lunar year,

regular visitors will come to the

Huaxi Street Night Market, Night Market


Road trip of the first week Time: 8/18 sat. ~8/19 sun. shot 1 :Shifen waterfall Time: 8/18 Sat 10:00 a.m. Transportation: train

Shifen Waterfall lies

earned the waterfall pool the

S h i fe n Stat i o n o n t h e P i n g x i

Besides, Shifen Waterfall is a

b e t w e e n D a h u a Sta t i o n a n d

Railway Line in Pingxi District, N e w Ta i p e i C i t y. To r r e n t s o f water thunder down this curtaintype fall like a white satin sheet.

A s the water plunges into the l a rge , d e e p p o o l b e n eat h , i t raises mists that often enshroud

the falls. On sunny days, the mists paint dazzling rainbows in

the blue skies: a sight that has


nickname of "Rainbow Pond."

cascade-type waterfall similar to North America's Niagara Falls, earning it the nickname of "Taiwan's Niagara Falls."

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#Shifen-Pingxi-Jioufen shot 2: Pingxi Time: 8/18 Sat 12:OO a.m. Transportation: train

I n P i n g x i , t h e re a re l ots

o f s h o p s a n d s n a ke s fo r y o u to enjoy. Besides, visitors can

stand directly on and along the track to set their wish-covered l a n te r n i n to t h e s k y ! ‘ ‘ S k y

lantern’’was invented during

the Three Kingdoms period(AD

220-265)by Zhuge Liang,and it was used to transmit militar y

information. In the early 19th

release “sky lanterns” into the

t o Ta i w a n . B e c a u s e o f t h e

y e a r.T h e y m i g h t w r i t e s o m e

century the Lantern was brought transportation inconvenient and

robbers, the residents in Pingxi

used the sky lantern to send the

message to tell their families

that they were safe.Gradually, at the beginning of the spring

planting season, people would

air as a prayer for the coming

wishes such as ‘‘May a son soon be born’’ or ‘‘May

the harvests be bountiful’’on

the lantern.Slowly this evolved to become a local event for the Yuanxiao Festival in the Pingxi area.


shot 3:Jioufen Time: 8/18 Sat 5:00 p.m.

Transportation: train & bus

“Jioufen” literally means

“ ni ne pi ece s” i n M a n d arin . The name comes from a legend where nine families used to live in this village.Because of lack

of transportation which made trips to the market in the town

inconvenient before, one family who went grocery shopping at

the market would divide what the had bought into nine pieces for each of the families.

fried meat balls, steamed taro

an old street that is full of local

addition, Chinese teahouses in

To d a y, J i o u f e n f eat u r e s

snack vendors and special accessory stores.We are going t o e n j o y t h e b ea u t i f u l n i g h t

scene in Jioufen,and taste some Jioufen’s specialties

such as “Yu Yuan” (taro balls),


cakes, and herbal rice cakes.In this area are also very popular

for both local and foreign tourists. Jioufen have beautiful

sceneries so many tourist came to drink tea during night to appreciate the night view.

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Road trip of the second week Time: 8/25~8/26 Sun Moon Lake

Ta i wa n ' s l a rge st l a ke , S u n M o o n L a ke

is located in the mountains of Nantou at the geographic centre of Taiwan island.It’s name is

inspired by the beauty of the area. The east side of the lake is round, like the sun, while the west side is long and narrow, like a crescent moon.

There are lots of intresting activities for you

to engage in as follows.

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Take a scenic boat ride on the lake and see Syuanguang Temple and Ida Thao

c y c l i n g a ro u n d t h e l a ke w h e re b e i n g

elected and honored as the world’s top ten most beautiful bikeways in 2012. visit Wenwu Temple venture into the markets to buy some souvenirs


Logistics Dates and location of

Number of

the GoSCORP project

offered spots

2018/8/12-8/26 Taipei, Taiwan. Taichung, Taiwan


Proposed accommodation and transportation

Backpackers Inn will be the

two shared rooms. In terms

i n t h e f i r st w e e k , w h i c h i s 4

has unlim ite d Wif i, an ou tl et

dwelling place for the members

minutes of walking distance from the National Taiwan University Hospital MRT station.

Backpackers Inn features

dorms of bunk bed style bunks, a l l o f t h e m e m b e rs w i l l h a ve

a bed of their own. Male and female are separated into


of room facilities, each bunk which can use any type of plug,

a personal light and a locker for things needed to be stored.

Breakfast will be finished here as well.

To arrive in the place where

the Go SCORP will be held in the first week, members will arrive

(public facilities:kitchen/coin-operated washing machine)

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(bunk bed style) at Taoyuan International Airport

accommodation in school

contact person awaiting them at

week. Please bring sleeping bags

reception hall, and there will be the hall. To approach Taipei City,

they will be led by their contact

person, then taking the airport MRT from the terminal station

h e a d i n g f o r t h e Ta i p e i m a i n station. After that, transfer for the

red line and get off at National Ta i w a n U n i v e r s i t y H o s p i t a l

station. Backpacker Inn will be 4

minutes of walking distance from the National Taiwan University Hospital station.

W e w i l l b o o k pa s s e n g e r

tickets bounding for Taichung in advance, and members will

g o t o Ta i c h u n g a l l t o g e t h e r. We will likely to arrange your

dormitor y during the second with you.

I n te r m s o f d a i l y b oa rd ,

there is a small buffet offering

simple diet in Backpacker Inn

for you to serve freely. For the rest of the time, the crew will

order breakfast and lunch for the whole team. However, please make your own arrangement for dinner.

Here are some famous

Taiwanese delicacies: braised

pork rice, beef noodle, oyster omelet, bubble tea, pan-fried bun, and gua bao, to name just a few.


Social program Attached below

Fee and what it includes

(eg. Accommodation, number of meals, transportation, etc.)

accommodation for two weeks (traveling on weekends not included) meals per day: breakfast & lunch

transportation: Taipei metro, passenger transport, bus

Payment requirements for participants

(This includes payment method - bank transfer, upon arrival-,

deadlines ‌)

Payment method: bank transfer (bank account: to be confirmed) Open call for participants: 4/16~5/7


Payment deadline 6/15

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Fees and Other Finacial Details

The participation fee is

220 €

and includes

• accommodation throughout the whole program

• 2 meals a day (breakfast and lunch) during the first week (academic program)

• 3 meals a day during the second week (volunteering program) • Welcoming party+Farewell party+Sovenir Package

• All the activities and IFMSA training presented in the schedule

• Transportation within the Taipei city (via MRT and u-Bike) and to-and-from our volunteering site (Taichung)

Additional Fees

(may vary from person to person)

Food expenses at the Shilin Night Market Yongkang Street

Observatory entrance fee at TAIPEI 101 Ximengding

First Week Road Trip

One day travel pass for Pingxi

Release Flying Lanterns

8.3 € 11 €

16.6 € 8.3 €

2.2 €

5.5 €

Tea drinking in Jioufen Second Week Road Trip Sun Moon Lake cable car Sun Moon Lake touring bus

Sun Moon Lake touring boat

Sun Moon Lake bike renting

Transportation during two road trips

Shopping expenses and Meal expenses during the road trips are not included

8.3 €

8.3 €

2.8 € 8.3 €

5.5 €



Visa information


Nationals of the following countries are eligible for the visa exemption program, with a duration of stay of up to 90 days: Andorra, Australia

(effective from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2018) ,

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus,

Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Honduras*, Hungary,

Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan*, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,

Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway,

Poland, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia,

Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States of America*,and Vatican City State.

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Nationals of the following countries are eligible for the visa

exemption program, with a duration of stay of up to 30 days:Belize*,

Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Malaysia, Saint Christopher and Nevis*, Saint Lucia*, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore.

Nationals of the kingdom of Thailand (effective from August 1, 2016, to July 31, 2018)-except those holding diplomatic or official/

service passports-are eligible for the visa exemption program, with a duration of stay of up to 30 days.

Nationals of Brunei* (effective from August 1, 2016, to July 31, 2018)-except those holding diplomatic or official/ service passports-

are eligible for the visa exemption program, with a duration of stay

of up to 30 days. In addition, effective from December 1, 2016, to

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July 31, 2018, those holding a Brunei Certificate of Identity are eligible for the visa exemption program, with a duration of stay of up to 30 days.


Nationals of Philippines (effective from November 1, 2017, to July 31, 2018), except those holding diplomatic or official/service passports, are eligible for the visa exemption program, with a duration of stay of up to 14 days.


On-line Application Forms (not applicable to Hong Kong, Macau


Check out the website for detailed information on:

and PRC passport holders) for visa application:

Selection criteria for participants All applications are reviewed by the GoSCORP Coordinators and judged based on the following selection criteria: 1. Specific and relevant motivation.

2. Specific and relevant plan for use of experience gained at the GoSCORP

3. Relevant experience on works of Human Rights and Peace. 4. Expectation on goSCORP.

5. Followup plan after the volunterring project.

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