2017년 2월 21일 화요일

Action to stop Wolseong-1 nuclear reactor

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.

2017년 2월 12일 일요일

Seou YWCA news in January

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.

2017년 2월 9일 목요일

Book mentoring project

 
 
 







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

 
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

 
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.

Save energy project in churches

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