2017의 게시물 표시

2017 New staff training

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April 6th, 2017, all the nine new staffs from the headquarter and branches got together for a staff training. They learned YWCA's history, purpose, mission, vision, organization, system etc. After lunch, the participants looked around the SeoulYWCA building and realized an important place to make a lot of change to people.

SeoulYWCA News in March

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Bongcheon Social Welfare Service Center started a lecture called "Fun Art Class with Mommy" on March 16th.
This class will strengthen family bonds through art therapy, parenting education, children recreation activities.



Garak Social Welfare Service Center implements "Senior Dementia Prevention Class" on March 15th. The staffs consult with local seniors to check if there's any signs of dementia and teach useful working-out positions seniors can practice in their everyday life.




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A charity bazaar will take place on the 30th of March 10:00-18:00 at the Seoul YWCA lobby. Seoul YWCA does volunteering works for Myanmar refugee women every year named Peace in Asia, and this event is part of fundraising to share basic needs with refugee women and kids. The selling brand is MCM which is famous for luxurious fashion items such as shoulder bag, tod bag, purse, belt, scarf.  We hope many of you stop by Seoul YWCA building and buy some fabulous stuff suitable this warm & shiney  weather. The profit from this bazaar all goes into Peace in Asia activity.

The 150th anti-nuclear power plant campaign

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Although we know we have uploaded a number of anti-nuclear power plant campaigns recently,  it means to close all the nuclear power plant throughout the Korean peninsula is the most urgent to happen. The campaign has happened to be 150 times up to date, so Korea YWCA and Seoul YWCA and 40 local YWCAs all got together to raise awareness. As we described in the past post, Gori&Wolseong nuclear reactor already passed its longevity, it's definitely time for them to rest forever. However, there are still many people believe the nuclear power plants are necessary to provide enough electricity, despite the fact that Korean citizens are offered sufficient energy from other resources. Now the world needs us to develop renewable energy.


Seoul YWCA News in Feb

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Seongdong Youth Center opened Youth career path education center to support free-semester system on the 22th Feb. The center was built by Youth Center's members suggesting citizen participated budget plans in Seoul Metropolitan government. There are various job experiences you can learn such as cooking, baking, video making, coding, nail polishing, make-up skills.



Bongchen Social Welfare Center had a donation ceremony with Bongsam Love Sharing Supporterson the 14th Feb. 90 community members of BLSS has been donationg school uniform fee and scholarship every year since 2014.

Action to stop Wolseong-1 nuclear reactor

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Last year, the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission applied for extending the life of the nuclear reactor up to 2022. The reactor has been working since 1983 which was designed to run for 30 years and its lifespan was already over 4 years ago. The Seoul Administrative Court  concluded that the Wolseong-1 nuclear reactor need to put to a stop. Now the commission is preparing for appeal.
Against the commission's decision, 2,167 civic activists filed a suit protesting it. Seoul YWCA joined the protest on 17th Feb, urging not to discuss further argument on court's verdict. Actually today(22th Feb, 2017) is the last day the commission can appeal. We, Seoul YWCA members believe the commission must not appeal so that the hazardous reactor can be removed as soon as possible.

Seou YWCA news in January

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Gangnam Youth Center conducted a volunteering program that grows youth's sense of community and sharing for middle and high school students enjoying their winter vacation.
The center facilitated for the youth to visit nursing home, mentoring children in need. The participants had a great time by communicating the elderly and the kids learning about community development.






Nowon Women's Resources Development Center hosted a job fair with a company, Front-runner. The Front-runner is specialized in growing afterschool instructors, this time, it was mainly about hiring software coding programmer. The Front-runner introduced an outlook of SW coding sector and related training sessions. The participants had been offered job interviews and free training classes.

Book mentoring project

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We would like to introduce a representative program Seoul YWCA is doing to empower youth women in detention home. It's called "Book Mentoring Project" that sending humanistic or literary books to female youngers trained in detention home every month with warm-hearted hand-written letter.



This month, Korea Starbucks staffs participated in packing the books and wrote kind letters for this program. We hope the books will be sent to our friends can be a life-changing mentor and contribute to thinking about their future after their time in the detention home.

If you want to support this program, please contact here: i-friend@seoulywca.or.kr

The 146th anti-nuclear powerplant campaign

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On the Feb 7th, even the freezing cold weather couldn't block these women to voice out on anti-nuclear power plant in both Korea and the world. The continuous domestic earthquake news makes us more nervous and threatens people's safety near the nuclear power plants and throughout the country. This is why Seoul YWCA has never stopped the campaign.


Despite the cold weather, many people in Myeongdong supported the "Goodbye Nuclear Power Plants" campaign. We always tremendously feel thankful for them.

Korea World Friends Volunteering program in Myanmar

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Seoul YWCA started the new year with volunteering program with Myanmar Y-teens. Twenty six Korean college students selected all over the Korea implement volunteering service in Thanlyn township near Yangon for Jan 11th~22th. They went to Su Taung Pyae elementary school and taught 4th~6 grade 270 students art, science, hygiene, music. Teaching and learning was not only program, they but also prepared for cultural exchange program by practicing singing, k-pop dancing, Taekwndo performance.




For ten days, Korean volunteers had learned about sharing, giving, mingling with new people. Hope they can take actions to share what they learn from the program in the future.