Wofoo 3A Project 2020

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The Wofoo Asian Award for Advancing Family Well-Being (Wofoo 3A Project) launched in 2010 and conducted every two years with sponsorship from Wofoo Social Enterprises, has been recognised as one of the most significant, valuable and sustainable activities of CIFA. It actualises the mission and vision of creating a platform for trans-disciplinary collaboration and exchange while giving recognition to outstanding and innovative projects. Since the beginning, "ASIA" has been adopted as the theme to reflect the spirit of "Aspiration for Sustainability, Innovation and Applicability".

Success of this regional initiative has been notable in the past few years. It does not only actualise the “ASIA” spirit, but has played a significant role in the transfer of knowledge and good practice, for early detection, prevention and intervention on family problems. Since 2010, it has attracted 180 projects which address common issues affecting family well-being in Asia, bringing forth innovative and effective strategies that can be replicated or adapted to meet cultural differences. Through sharing and exchange, professionals do not need to reinvent the wheel but instead, may achieve better results with less, saving much time and resources on experimenting effective strategies and practices in family work.

The commitment in encouraging joint effort and exchange among professionals to promote family well-being through the Wofoo 3A Project has received formal recognition from the United Nations with presence of its representatives in the Award Presentation Ceremonies in Seoul in 2016 and in Hong Kong in 2018 respectively, and the Opening Ceremony of the Exchange Programme in Hong Kong in June 2017. The Wofoo 3A Project has been uploaded onto the United Nations Portal and featured in the report by the Secretary General to the General Assembly.

This year, after initial screening and a Second Round Adjudication, eight finalist teams will be selected from the participating projects to enter the Final Round Adjudication, to be held at the 6th CIFA Regional Symposium on 10 June 2021 at the National Taiwan University. While the Adjudication Panel will decide on the Gold, Silver and Bronze Award-winning teams and the Best Collaborative Award, every participant attending the session will be involved in the election of “My Favourite Project” among the eight finalist teams. The Award Presentation Ceremony will take place at the Gala Dinner of the Symposium on the same day.

Wofoo 3A Project 2020: Extension of Deadline for Initial Submission

We fully understand that many potential participants of the Wofoo 3A Project 2020 are currently busy handling pandemic related issues and may need more time to submit their projects. We have opted to regulate the timeline as follows,

a. Deadline for Submission of Initial Application: To be extended to 30 September, 2020.
b. Announcement of First Round Adjudication Results: To be postponed to 20 November, 2020
c. Deadline for Submission of Projects for Second Round Adjudication: To be postponed to 29 January, 2021
d. Second Round Adjudication Interview: To be postponed to 18 - 19 March, 2021
e. Announcement of Second Round Adjudication Results: To be postponed to 16 April, 2021
f. Final Round Adjudication (in Taiwan) will continued to be held on 10 June, 2021
g. Award Presentation Ceremony will be held at the Gala Dinner (in Taiwan) on 10 June, 2021

Attached please find the related promotional pamphlet to remind you the details about the Project, which include its objectives, eligibility, selection criteria, award and procedures of application. Support and participation from your organisation will be much required and appreciated.

This is a golden opportunity for your organisation to demonstrate your innovative project(s) that can improve the quality of family life and enhance the well-being of families. So, ACTION NOW! Please complete the Submission Form attached, together with a brief description of your projects in 500 words in English, on or before the deadline of 30 September, 2020. Please access our website at http://www.cifa-net.org or contact the Secretariat at (852) 2363 0700 or cifasecretariat@gmail.com if you need more information.