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The Field Relief Agency of Taiwan... English
FRA's Establishment
Where We Work
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  The Field Relief Agency (FRA) of Taiwan is an international non-profit organization founded and based in Taipei, Taiwan.
The charity uses Eragrostis ferruginea, or feather lovegrass, as its Mandarin name to signify its concern for the poor as well as its ideal of spreading cultural seeds via compassionate care.
Since its establishment in 1995, FRA has endeavored mainly in Cambodia to help children and women with no means of subsistence get education, settlement or vocational training.
  Weilin Yang / FRA Founder
FRA’s Establishment
Cambodia was one of the four Indochinese nations that were ravaged by communists-led armed conflicts for over 20 years during mid- and late 20th century. A regional peace finally dawned in 1993 thanks to efforts made by international peacekeeping groups.
While the wars had ended, Cambodia was a shattered country, desperately needing to be rebuilt. At that juncture, the Field Relief Agency (FRA), a Taiwan-based humanitarian-aid organization, was established by Yang Wei-lin, a flight-attendant-turned philanthropist, after working with a UN peacekeeping mission along the Mekong River for four years.
Yang, a trained social worker, founded the FRA in Taipei in 1996 based on the belief that “a weed can replenish simply on a drop of dew” and committed to providing educational opportunities to orphans and underprivileged children.
FRA has since taken in homeless orphans and accommodated them at a home it established in Poipet in northwestern Cambodia. The FRA’s Green Grass Home has provided the displaced children not only with a home, but also educational opportunities and vocational training, as Yang believes that education is the most effective approach to improve the life of poor people.
FRA's commitments
Subsidizing student tuition
Building classrooms
Establishing libraries
Accommodating the homeless
Providing vocational training
Offering interest-free loans for business start-up
Constructing crematoriums for the poor
The Naming of the FRA
FRA uses Eragrostis feruginea, a common kind of wild weed, as its mandarin name as Yang sees that the poor, homeless children were just like weeds in the wilderness. She believes that helpless as they are, the underprivileged children will survive hardships and replenish themselves as long as they are accorded with care and help.
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