A friend of ours lost her son early this week because he was suffocated by the so-called caregiver who thought pinning him to the ground facedown would be an appropriate way to get him to sleep. The daycare subsequently acted in a shameful manner, the caregiver was released on bail of NT$30k and has now gone incommunicado.
The mother has asked that the story be shared in an effort to raise awareness of this tragedy. There’s a growing wave in the Chinese-speaking online community that seeks change so I hope that her story won’t simply become last week’s news without SOMETHING positive coming from it.
The story in English on Taiwan News:
The child’s mother has collected all the news items together under one Facebook page called “The story of my child at Taiwan’s largest daycare chain”.
Most of the information is in Mandarin. I believe/hope she will be moving toward pushing for change in Taiwan to prevent repetitions of such terrible tragedies, as well as providing updates on the legal situation in her own case.
If you can, please share the page with your friends - especially your Taiwanese friends.