Call Out to You
Published on May 30, 2014 um 14:07
Summary of your idea
We will match foreigners who are interested in your language with senior citizens who are capable of daily conversation of the native language. The video call can take place at home, whenever both sides are available. The foreigner gets to learn basic conversation and the elderly gets someone to talk to at home, becoming friends without borders!
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Helping the elderly get in touch with the world and meanwhile letting people get in touch with our culture!
Plans for implementation and sustainability
In the beginning, we will cooperate with NGOs working for the elderly and language exchange centers. We would hire volunteer users at first and give suggestions about it. Once we get customers with matching interests, we would connect them. This might include visiting the elderly in person for technical help. Of course, any side can end the connection anytime. We may ask for Skype's collaboration, or build an individual learning platform. The learners will have to pay little per month, covering basic communication expenses.
I am a student from Taipei Medical University, majoring in Nutritional Science. Dietitians deal with health of the elderly, and I believe social lives matter a lot, too. My hope is to combine technology with healthcare.
Stage of Idea
Your idea has a positive impact on
education, health, elderly, cultural diversity
The internet breaks down distance, language, and hopefully age.