2016년 7월 24일 일요일

Seoul YWCA did a successful job on the 9th Peace in Asia

 
Peace in Asia is an exchange program for the sake of Burmese women refugee living on the Thai-Burma border, and it has been organized by Seoul YWCA and sponsored by Sungjoo Faoundation. This year marks 9th anniversary of Peace in Asia which has continuously carried on its supporting programs through interactions with the Burmese refugees living near Mae Hong Son.
 
Peace in Asia ultimately and firstly aims to have the Korean youth who join this program experience 'self-reformation' and its secondary goal is to make a change in a society through changes of each participant. Though the depth and length of their change might differ respectively, each and every participant whose mindset, attitude toward life and world view get changed is entrusted to make the world better than ever before, and this is the firm belief and foundation that Peace in Asia has stood upon.
 
Now let's explore what we have done in Thialand though pictures.
 
*Games with Thailand Y-Teens

 *Organic farming at YMCA
 *Making pretty candles at the Y development
 *Sanitary-health class: how to clean your hands well
 *Making a period bracelet in Women Study Program
*Dance exchange
 
 * K-pop dance performance(Sorry Sorry and Gee)
 *Kayan village
 *Pink box donated by Seoul YWCA
 

YWCA news in July&Agust

 
Gender equality education
Boncheon Social Service Center carried out gender equailty education five times from May 14th to June 14th. The participants were the staffs and managers from child care institutes, and they learned basic gender equality concepts, gender discrimination case studies, teaching method for children. They realized the importance of gender equality and promised to actively raise awareness at workplace.
   
 
 
Campaign for International day of domestic workers  Women's Capacity Building Department did a campaign for International day of domestic workers on the June 16th. International Labor Organization voted for an international treaty to guarantee the basic rights of domestic workers. Seoul YWCA pledged to make our voices strong and loud to demand our government to review national laws and practices and reform them into line with the Convention and its accompanying recommendations.
 
 

 
 
 
 Consumer and Environment Department went to Young Hwa elementary school to provide up-cycling classes with 4th and 6th grade 180 students. They made bags purses, pencil cases by abandoned materials.

 

YWCA news in June


YWCA news in June
 
Bongcheon Social Service Center has run Energy Saving Leader training from May 12th to 26th. The residence learned ways to save energy, environmental protection, making eco-friendly soaps.
 

 
 
Gangnam Youth Center carried out the 8th Global Cultural Festival on the 21th, May. People from seven different countries( China, Egypt, Ghana, France, Poland, US, Paraguay) attended as lecturers to show diverse exotic experiences. In the spot, there was fundraising event to build a public library in Cambodia.
   
 
 
 
 Consumer and Environment Department of Seoul YWCA has arranged a kick-off meeting for low carbon farming product supporters. The ministry of agriculture, food, and rural affairs encourage customers to buy eco-friendly ingredients produced by low carbon agricultural technology. Low carbon farming products are orgarnic, healthy, and even helpful to protect our environment. Seoul YWCA expects the 15 supporters to promote low carbon farming products throughout online and other  activities like participation in campaigns, experiencing organic farming.
 
 
 

Save energy project in churches

      Seoul YWCA is running "Saving Energy Project in Church". Last weekend, August 12th, Seoul YWCA visits Onsarang Church...