2014년 11월 23일 일요일

The events of November


[NEWS]

The gender equality will start from our village.
“Welcome to the café of gender sensitive policy”

Women Participation team is going to hold the policy chit-chat meeting for knowing of gender sensitive to spread out the gender sensitive sense and to actualize the gender equality over the world. We hope many citizens would participate in this program.

When? : 13th (Thu), November. Between 11:00~16:00
Where? : Seoul YWCA
Who can? : 30 leaders of gender sensitive, member of Seoul YWCA, citizens.
Subject:
Special lecture – “Women, change the paradigm” by Professor Yoon Kyung Na Im
Read and distribute the code of conduct for gender sensitive and gender equality.
Mini chit-chat – You can learn and talk about the gender sensitive and gender equality.
Watching the video of gender sensitive


The project for developing Youth’s human rights sensitivity

Youth team is having the program named ‘Youth, Feel the human rights’ for middle school or high school students in Seoul. They will meet the director and will watch the movie and play related with human rights to develop their human rights sensitivity. 
Any Youth can participate in this program if they want.

When? : 15th (Sat), November. Between 14:00~16:00
Place: Maroo hall, 1st floor of Seoul YWCA
Subject: Screening the human rights movie which explains multicultural society, 
Talk concert.
Questions?: 3705-6009


Schools for all - Program for member

Member Activity team is holding the program for members and citizens.

The name of lecture
1) The Four Gracious Plants and calligraphy: 12th and 19th (Wed), November. Between 10:30~12:00
Entry fee is 10,000 won and the capacity is 10 people. (Including material cost)


2) Beadwork: 25th (Tue), November. Between 10:00~12:00
 Entry fee is 30,000 won and the capacity is 15 people. (Including material cost)

* If there are not enough participants, the class would be canceled. 
(Questions: 3705-6019)


Life member academy

When? : 24th (Sun), November. Between 11:00~5:00
Where? : 3rd floor underground, Yoga room
Contents: Line dance, Lectures, Lunch
Application fee: 10,000 won
Questions?: 3705-6019


The night of stars, ‘Bong bong cinema’ graced Bong-chun

Bong-chun Social Welfare center is going to give an end-of-the-year party for everyone who made an effort for Bong-chun Social Welfare center.

When? : 27th (Thu), November. Between 19:30~22:00
Where? : Lotte cinema, Seoul Nat'l Univ. Station branch
Subject: Awards, watching movie and giving souvenir
Questions?: 870-4400 Community welfare team


[Gangnam] Ninano music concert

Youth steering committee of Gangnam Youth Training Center is having the Ninano music concert every year. Let’s be a main character at the stage spreading out youth’s talent. Youth who shows a fantastic stage will achieve presents.

When? : 22th (Sat), November. Between 13:00~15:00
Where? : Lecture hall, 1st floor of Gangnam Youth Training Center
Deadline: 18th, November
How to apply? : Internet homepage (www.gangnamyc.or.kr)
Subject: Singing, Dance, Performances and Lucky lottery
Questions? : 544-9728


[Sung-dong] Environment education for Youth, ‘Rediscovery of Environment’

Youth’s culture home of sung-dong is going to have a environment education to raise awareness and let them know about the importance.

When? : 22th, November
Where? : Youths culture home of sung-dong
Who can? : 13~16 Youth
Subject : Environment education and making EM soap
Application fee : 5,000 won
Questions? : 2236-2678


[Yeongdeung-po] Recruitment for students who want to learn nail art

Because the government accepts nail art as a national technique qualification, it is possible to get a job or start a business if you have nail art certification. Yeongdeung-po Women Resources Development Center is going to open the class as below.
Basic learning course to get a job for nail art salon, Gel manicure course, Preparing for getting a nail art certification and etc. Anybody can participate who has interest in nail art.

Subject :
1) The class for getting a job or starting a business related with nail art (Basic course)
        5th~11th, November (Every Wednesday and Friday from 14:00 to 16:00)
        The entry fee is 100,000 won (except the material cost)

2) Gel manicure class
12th~28th, November (Every Wednesday and Friday from 16:00 to 18:00)
The entry fee is 300,000 won (except the material cost)

3) Certification class
3rd~23th, December (Every Wednesday and Friday from 14:00 to 16:00)
The entry fee is 200,000 won (except the material cost)

Questions? : 858-4515

       
[Nowon] The presentation of the job seeking club

Nowon Women Resources Development Center is going to have a presentation of the job seeking club on 28th, November. Every member who made an effort to make a club aimed at getting a job this year. On this presentation, they will share their activities and will talk about the vision.

When? : 28th (Fri), November. Between 10:00~14:00
Where? : Nowon Women Resources Development Center
Subject: Introduction of club’s activity, Presentation sharing experiences, thinking about the vision.
How to apply? : www.job365.or.kr
Questions? : 951-0187


“Let’s have fun with dad!” program

Gangnam Youth Training Center recruits participants who want to strength the relationship of dad and child. It is designed for making the settled relationship of dad and child at the beginning of the development stage.

When? : 15th, November (Sat). Between 14:00~19:00
Where? : Gangnam Youth Training Center
Subject: Understanding of the bringing-up and the characteristic.
             Understanding of the dad’s role and meaning.
             Dancing with dad and Have some fun playing special game.

Instructors: 
Sugyeong, Woo 
(professional instructor having certification of art psychotherapy)
Gwangun, Jung
(a full-time professor of ‘Haha Korea’ and professional instructor of HRD team building)

Entry fee: 60,000 won per each family.

Questions?: 545-2719, 3442-5167


The pink box project for isolated women in global village

Seoul YWCA is helping women giving pink box with hygienic goods in places like Tanzania, Myanmar and Cambodia. They are placed in a difficult situation, they can't buy hygienic goods so that they can't protect themselves under the unsanitary circumstance. You can help them as filling the pink box. 
Just 20,000 won is needed for filling 'one' pink box.

How to donate?
- Regular support : 20,000 won for one pink box every month.
(1/2 box support is also available)
- Temporary support : 20,000 won for one pink box

Donation account : Nonghyup 301-0077-389631 (Account holder : Seoul YWCA)

Donation goods :
Cotton sanitary pad, underwear, eco EM soap, feminine cleanser
directions for using cotton sanitary pad (each country's language will be provided)

Questions? : 3705-6041 (Welfare center)


We also provide voluntary program making cotton sanitary pad for pink box

When? : Every last Saturday, between 10:00 ~ 13:00

Contents : Understanding of women's life in poor countries

Making cotton sanitary pad, writing a letter with hope.

Who can? : YWCA member or anyone can participate

How to apply? : Through 1365 or call

Application fee : 5,000 won (you can pay on that day)

Questions? : 3705-6041

* We will provide certification of activities.



Seoul YWCA News in November 2014


[RIEVIEW 10]

 [Bong-chun] Picnic with seniors

Bong-chun Social Welfare center had a picnic 15th, October with 18 seniors headed to Yeouido, Seoul. They experienced many activities at 63 building and Han-river park with this subject ‘Living in Seoul’. Because many volunteers helped seniors who have problems with mobility, this could be the most precious time for seniors to have a chance to communicate.




[Yeongdeung-po] The special lecture for students who complete the course

On 21th, October, Yeongdeung-po Women Resources Development Center had special lecture ‘cooperative association’ to revitalize the group of social-economic intended for students who finished their course. Students can learn about the business start-up and etc from professional instructors of cooperative association.




 [Gangnam] The competition of composition and painting for children

Gangnam Youth Training Center had a competition of composition and painting for children to celebrate Korean Language day (Hangulnal). There were the dance performances, Nanta performances for beginning of the competition. The mayor of Gangnam-gu, lots of guests visited and graced the occasion. Also there were many booths which are experiencing magic, making pinwheel so that participants can experience various activities. Almost 736 Kids, 400 local residents enjoyed this competition.



 [Garak] Safety education for the kid’s Saturday class

Garak Welfare Center had a safety education such as first aid and etc related with safety precautions in Saturday class. Because of that, Kids could learn about the importance of safety through activates as follows. Kids visited the safety education facility and experienced various kinds of situations. They taught the precautions and the way to handle the emergency situation so that if kids stay at home alone and get a wound or burn themselves, these activities would be helpful.




[Sungdong] Amusement arcade 

Youths culture home of sung-dong held the ceremony and worships to celebrate renewal of culture café (also called as amusement arcade) for Youth on 28th, October. There were almost 80 people including Won oh, Jeong who is Officer of Sung dong and Gwi suk, Cha who is president of Seoul YWCA. The renewal of amusement arcade can be built by Youth steering committee’s effort of Sung dong. It was originally nominated by budget systems of Seoul; it will provide various services such as PC, playstation, book café, restaurant to Youth.



[Nowon] Reinforcement of job competence for instructor

Nowon Development Center for Women had a reinforcement of job competence for instructor on 10th, October. There were 30 instructors who are working at Nowon center, and they took a class to stand on as instructor and shared the vision of Nowon center. It was fruitful time to have sense of belongings and duties.






Y-teen‘s UCC Filming for eliminating nuclear plant

Youth team of Seoul Y took UCC filming (Flash mop) for eliminating nuclear plant on 25th, October in front of Korea YWCA. Almost 20 Y-teen members took UCC filming and were dancing to the music every Tuesday (Every Tuesday is a day of fire). Furthermore, This UCC will be made completely with the last of Y-teen member’s UCC clip all over the country.





The special lecture of Africa

Member Activity team had a special lecture about the culture of Africa – “Let’s read Africa easily” on 25th, October. Almost 50 people, any members or citizens who are interested in Africa could learn the culture of Africa. Nam woon, Heo , the instructor , was Tanzania branch manager of Good neighbors and the writer of Pole Pole Swahili language.





2014년 10월 12일 일요일

Seoul YWCA News in October 2014

Review 09

[Sung-dong] The campaign '세.바.퀴‘

Youths culture home of sung-dong held the campaign for education of language by club 'The quiz which king Sejong wants' called '세.바.퀴‘ on 6th, September at Geumho Station. Youth who patriciate in this program got an education, and then promote the right culture of language with sign as below.

'Say something that I can listen, your words are your face'


[Gangnam] Peace maker 'prevention campaign for cyber bullying'

The peace maker for Gangnam Youth Training Center had a prevention campaign for letting people know about the seriousness of cyber bullying and raise recognition on 13th, September at Gangnam station. It was good time to spread the awareness of cyber bullying as giving OX quiz and examples.



[Garak] The special exhibition with friend
Garak Welfare Center held the special exhibition for senior who use dining room for Chusuk. It was fruitful time that every senior took a role and talk each other, so that senior can get along well from this program. If they stay at their home alone as usual, they might be gloomy, but from this program, we can provide them happiness.



Eco-Market (아나바다 장터) for building women's shelter
On 13th, September, there was a Eco-market to raise fund for building women's shelter in Seoul YWCA. We sold bags, hats, books, clothes and etc, also various food was provided. The profits of this market will be used for building shelter of Bong-chun Social Welfare center.




Start of the Leadership School for Career Women

A Impact Leadership School for Career Women also known as 'Job & Tomorrow up' began on 23th, September funded by IBK corporation bank. Participants receive training as sharing their own experiences and deriving change with Dr. Sejin Yang. This leadership school will be continued until 2nd, December and women can find their identify via this. We hope that women can keep their balance between the role of 'women' and 'leader'


[Nowon] 
The day of meeting for job seeker

Nowon Women Resources Development Center held the 2014 job fair for Seoul women on 23th, September. There were special lectures and job interviews with companies seeking prospective employees. The lectures dealt with coaching on and tips to image making, finding personal colors and inspection of depression or optimism. Also, there was job experience of welfare counselor. It was truly a meaningful time to 200 and so participants: they gained some practical information on overall job market; were introduced to excellent jobs; and were provided with consultation on future career development.



[Bongchun] Happy Chusuk together!

Bong-chun Social Welfare center had a 'Happy Chusuk together' for senior welcoming Chusuk. 

We handed out the gifts funded by many companies on 3th, September, and had a meal together with isolated seniors giving warmth.




[Yeongdeung-po]

A briefing session for developing customer service position of contact center

Yeongdeung-po Women Resources Development Center has given a briefing session for developing customer service position for 3 years funded by Yeongdeung-po gu office. Before the start of the class (1th, October), they had a pre-briefing session of occupation, and gave the job information for 40 local women on 19th, September. This training was made an agreement with Hyosung ITX Corporation, so that participants can be affiliated to employment. 


The events of October



Youth Human Rights film concert

Youth team is having a program for middle & high school students in Seoul city.
They will watch the human rights film and have some time with director for improving their sensibility of human rights.
When? : from 14:00 to 16:00 on 25th (Sat), October

Where? : Maroo hall (Seoul YWCA 1st floor)

Contents : Screening human rights film, Conversation 
with director, Questioning time

Questions? : 3705-6009




Youth class 'Self-Healing via writing'

Youth team is having a program called 'Youth, talking to deficiency via writing - Hello, Deficiency?' We are waiting for Youth who is wiling to confront deficiency and get the freedom for inner-health.

When? : from 18:00 to 21:00, on 25th (Sat), October.
Where? : lecture room, Seoul YWCA
Who can? : 2039 College students and Youth.
Contents : Self-healing via writing
Application fee : 15,000 won
How to apply? : Go to Seoul YWCA homepage
Deadline : 24th (Fri), October.
Questions? : 3705-6023, yeal0729@hanmail.net


The performance from Play club of Senior theater 'Chok(촉 觸)'

As sensational Original Perform on last March, 'Chock', The senior theater from Seoul YWCA is going to show the newest play this October. It will remind you of the memory of high school, We are looking forward to receive fervent response.

Title : The Memory of Maggie
(Written by Sung-Hee Jang, Directed by Hyeok-woo Kwon)

Starring : Mi-Hyang Ju. Hee - Young Jung. Ju-sook Kim.
Aejin Lee. Dong-Hee Seo. chang-kyoung Shin. Yeon-Ok Park.
When? : October 16th ~ 17th 19:00 on 17th. 14:00 and 17:00 on 18th
Where? : Maroo hall, 1st floor at Seoul YWCA
Questions? : 3705-6019


Schools for all - Program for member

Member Activity team is holding the program for members and citizens.
We hope many people's participation.

' Feel the Africa! Basic conversation for Swahili '
When? : From October 17 to December 5th (every Friday) between 19:00~20:30
Deadline : October 15th (Wed)
Capacity : 15 people
Application fee : 100,000 won (Including book)
Note : Class book is 'Sarufi Swahili' (By HodiBooks)
Questions? : 3705-6019

* If there are lack of majority, the class will be canceled.
* Seoul YWCA member will get 50% off application fee.


Life member Academy

When? : 28th, October 11:00~15:00
Where? : National Museum of Korea (Ichon Station)
Contents : Tour the museum and Have a lunch.
Application fee : 10,000 won
Questions? : 3705-6019


[Gangnam] Workshop of Understanding for parenting attitude

Gangnam Youth Training Center is going to have a workshop for parents.

As checking them, we will let them know how important parents are, and will help them to be healthy mentor through psychology test.

Deadline : 13th (Mon), October
When? : Every thursday from 16th, October to 6th, November.
between 10:00~12:00 (4 times)
Contents : Understanding for parent's role according to the parenting attitude
Questions? : Prevention Center for School Violence
545-2719, 3442-5167


[Garak] Local culture event - Welcome to Garak

Garak Welfare Center is holding the event along with neighbors.
It will be helpful for improving the community spirit and Family can get along well by this event. 

You can experience : Psychological inspection, Baking, Safety education
Making pickled vegetables (장아찌), soap and etc.

You can enjoy : Face painting, Color fingernails with balsam, Traditional play
Balloon Art and Making pinwheel.

You can see the Performance : Family's talent show, Education for senior and etc.

You can Share : Bazaar, Flea market. (* Any support is welcomed)

When? : 25th (Sat), October. 10:00~15:00 
Who can? : 1,000 local residents
Questions? : 449-2341~4


[Sung-dong] Youth's harmony festival 'Disorder(난장판)'
Youths culture home of sung-dong is going to hold harmony festival called 'Disorder' that youth can radiate their youthfulness.

When? : 25th (Sat), October. 15:00
Where? : Wangsimni sqaure
Contents : Club performances and various experience for Youth
Questions? : 2236-2678


[Bong-chun] Lecture of living philosophy 'What is the philosophy?'
Bong-chun Social Welfare center will provide a lecture aimed for improving local residents' awareness. It is about the living philosophy which easily can be discovered inside of life.

When? : 10th (Fri), October. 14:00~16:00
Where? : Auditorium 8th floor, Gwanak-gu Office,
Questions? : 870-4459


The pink box project for isolated women in global village.

Seoul YWCA is helping women giving pink box with hygienic goods(sanitary pad, etc) in places like Tanzania, Myanmar and Cambodia. They are placed in a difficult situation, they can't buy hygienic goods so that they can't protect themselves under the unsanitary circumstance. You can help them as filling the pink box.
Just 20,000 won is needed for filling 'one' pink box.

How to donate?
- Regular support : 20,000 won for one pink box every month.
(1/2 box support is also available)
- Temporary support : 20,000 won for one pink box

Donation account : Nonghyup 301-0077-389631 (Account holder : Seoul YWCA)

Donation goods :
Cotton sanitary pad, underwear, EM eco-soap, feminine cleanser
directions for using cotton sanitary pad (each country's language will be provided)

Questions? : 3705-6041 (Welfare center)
We also provide voluntary program making cotton sanitary pad for pink box
When? : Every last Saturday, 10:00~13:00
Contents : Understanding of women's life in poor countries
Making cotton sanitary pad, writing a letter with hope.
Who can? : YWCA member or anyone can participate
How to apply? : Through 1365(vo ) or call
Application fee : 5,000 won (you can pay on that day)
Questions? : 3705-6041
* We will provide certification of activities.


We are looking for volunteer Instructors with Specific Talent for 'Schools for all'

Seoul YWCA is looking for volunteer instructors who are willing to donate their talent for 'Schools for all'. If you have talent or are trained in craft, music, fine art, tips for home-making, etc. Won't you share it with your neighbors?
Or if you happen to know someone with talent and interested in doing good work in the community, you are welcome to recommend.
(Questions? : 3705-6019 Member Activities Team)
* We issue a certificate of volunteer works 


2014년 9월 21일 일요일

The events of September


The 11th Recruitment of International volunteers.

World Fellowship Team recruits the young participant who will work as International Volunteers of 11th Y-CSV.

Where? : The entire area of England
Job description : Volunteer works for disabled or elderly or homeless people
Duration : For over 6 months to a year starting January 2015
Expense : 2,550,000 Won (you can pay after being chosen as a final candidate)

Qualification : Men and women between ages 18 and 35
Should be a YWCA member
Subject to security clearance for overseas travel
(Men should have either completed the military service or been exempted from conscription)
The Documents to be submitted : 
① Application form filled out in both English and Korean
② 2 recommendations

Application Fee : 20,000 won

To Apply : Download application form from homepage and send e-mail

Deadline : September 30th (Tue)

Questions? : 3705-6047 



The 1st Recruitment of Women Impact Leadership School

Seoul YWCA is holding a Impact Leadership School for Career Women also known as 'Job & Tomorrow up' funded by IBK corporation bank. This leadership school has basic course and differentiated curriculum.. The characteristic of this program is that you can experience 'Values' based on humanities.

When? : Between September 23th ~ December 2nd (Every Tuesday)
From 19:00 to 21:30

Where? : Seoul YWCA

Who can? : 50 Career Women age of 35~39

Application fee : 700,000 won
(IBK corporation bank will support 580,000 won, you only pay rest of them)

Major instructor : Dr. Sejin Yang
(Representative of Social innovation group and Consultant of Social alignment)

To apply : Download application form from homepage and send e-mail

Questions? : Women Leadership training team 3705-6097



Life member Academy

When? : September 29th (Mon) Between 11:00 ~ 15:00
Where? : 3rd floor underground, Yoga room
Contents : Line dance, Lectures, Lunch
Application fee : 10,000 won
Questions? : 3705-6019



[Bongchun] 'Let's draw together! walking contest for our village filled of dreams!'

Bongchun Welfare Center is holding a local culture festival with local residents.
This festival is planned for the communication between residents and harmonic relation.

When? : September 27th (Sat) 14:00
Where? : Gwanak gu, Cheongrimdong, 어울림 street
To apply: Pre-Reception through Google docs or Call
Questions? : 870-4459



[Sung-dong] You from the sung-dong star -'infinite imagination'

Youths culture home of sung-dong is holding a Harmony festival for Youth in Sung-dong gu 'You from the Sung-dong star - infinite imagination'

When? : September 27th (Sat) 15:00
Where? : Square, Wangsimni station
Contents : Various experiences for Youth's healthy culture, Performances
Questions? : 2236-2678



The performance from Play club of Senior theater 'Tip(촉)'

As sensational Original Perform on last March, 'Tip', The senior theater from Seoul Y is going to show the newest play in upcoming October. It will remind you of the memory of high school, We are looking forward to receive fervent response.

Title : The Memory of Maggie
(Written by Sung-Hee Jang, Directed by Hyeok-woo Kwon)

Starring : Mi-Hyang Ju. Hee - Young Jung. Ju-sook Kim.
Aejin Lee. Dong-Hee Seo. chang-kyoung Shin. Yeon-Ok Park.
When? : October 16th ~ 17th 19:00 on 17th. 14:00 and 17:00 on 18th
Where? : Maru hall, 1st floor at Seoul YWCA
Questions? : 3705-6019

Seoul YWCA News in September 2014


Review 07-08

The Campaign to banish Violence against women
Seoul YWCA had a Campaign to banish violence against women at Han-bit Square and in front of Korea YWCA on June 30th and August 8th. Citizens were surprised at the violence against women such as Early marriage, Makeup for bride, Abortion, Genital mutilation not only in the 3rd world but also in the whole world. After they heard these stories, they were shocked and participate this campaign actively. Besides violence against women, this campaign will be continued to banish the violence against family, children, date and etc which is hurting our society. 



[Garak] 'Let's play with Summer!' The harmony village.
Garak Welfare Center is having the business supported by Samsung welfare center. This business aims at making the village of culture to expand resident's community with a village library as a center which is mixed with lease and selling area. The village library had a summer program called 'Les's play with Summer!' which provides cultural experience such as making soap, book arts, story-telling contest in English and history trip on July and August.




[Consumer environment team] 2014 Consumer's blind test of rice.
Consumer environment team held the evaluation business for best rice brand of 2014 - blind test for consumers. The evaluation took 30 rice brands recommended by each cities, districts, agricultural cooperatives, granary association. They boiled rice using these brands under the same conditions. and then consumers from 20s to 60s ate and scored them checking the taste, texture, smell, appearance and the total preference.





[Gangnam] The Summer project for family communications
Gangnam Youth Training Center had the project for family communications aimed at 25 families in July 5th, August 9th and from August 11th ~ 14th. The families could understand each others by having play, share, psychological inspection, and art therapy. We are expect that families will communicate well through this project.




Seoul YWCA news

Youth leadership mentoring camp at Gangnam-gu
Gangnam Youth Training Center had 2014 Youth leadership mentoring camp. They aimed at 'Challenging Gangnam Youth leader' in Lotte world. and through watching the musical 'wicked', they can be creative Youth. Also they carried out mission which put up a banner giving a challenge and improving cultural sensitivity. It was a great opportunity to grow healthy Youth leader of Gangnam.



[Yeongdeung-po] Briefing session of job classes; 'Commentator for cultural experience'
Women's human resource development center of Yeongdeung-po had a briefing session of job classless on August 11th for unemployed women who had to quit the job because of their marriage, childbirth or infant care.

This course is a training program for jobs supported by Ministry of Gender Equality & Family, the unemployed women will learn the theory of history, culture, ecology.  After receiving these education, they receive more aid with the business. 



[Sung-dong] Incheon camp 'art, music and physical education of our village'
Youths culture home of sung-dong had a camp from August 6th to 8th in Incheon. 
This program was intended for spreading out and settling the healthy leisure culture to the Youth through various sports and campaigns. In a Incheon Asian Game, we had a time experiencing sport entries in particular. 



[Bong-chun] Supplement education; 'People embodying the village'
Bong-chun Social Welfare center had 12 supplement education for group of residents from to May to August and had completion ceremony on August 6th. The members of People embodying the village enjoyed being a village photographer handling a camera and photoshop proficiently. They are preparing a village photo exhibition and making a calender of village. 

2014년 8월 10일 일요일

The events of July-August

The 11th Recruitment of Young Y-CSV's

World Fellowship Team recurits 11th young Y-CVSs who are willing to work in England.

Where? : The entire area of England
Job description : Volunteer works for disabled or elderly or homeless people 
Duration : For over 6 months to a year starting January 2015 
Expense : 2,550,000 Won (you can pay after being chosen as a final candidate)




Qualification : 
Men and women between ages 18 and 35
Should be a YWCA member
Subject to security clearance for overseas travel (Men should have either completed the military service or been exempted from conscription)



The Documents to be submitted : 
① Application form filled out in both English and Korean
② 2 recommendations 

Application Fee : 20,000 won

To Apply : Download application form from homepage and send e-mail
               (i-friend@seoulywca.or.kr)

Deadline  : September 30th (Tue)

Questions? : 02-3705-6047


Youth, a Volunteer Program to Get to Know Y 

Youth team is holding a volunteer program through which youth can experience what Y is all about and is doing. The ultimate goal is to cultivate youth to be sensitive to the issues of human rights, life, and the world peace.

Time(Date) : August 12th (Tue) from 13:00 to 17:00

Place : Seoul YWCA
Contents  :      
① Debate on Youth's human rights through a play
② Making cotton sanitary pads
③ Making EM soap (these activities can be counted as community service work)    
Application Fee : free (Youth members). 10,000 won

To Apply  : Go to Seoul YWCA homepage

Questions? : 02-3705-6009 or yteen6009@nate.com


Peace & Share festival 

The Uni-Y associations and Y-Teen's of Youth Team are going to hold 'Peace & Share' Festival, which aims to promote peace & share issues among the civil society.

When? : August 23 (Sat) from 16:00 to 18:00
Where? : Han-bit Square, Myeong-dong
Contents : peace & share concert, human rights play, anti-nuclear movement campaign, and an event booth (where one can for hands-on experience) and so on
Questions?: 02-3705-6023


Life member Academy 

When? : August  25  (Mon) from 11:00 to 15:00
Where? : 3rd floor underground, Yoga room
Contents : Line dance, Lectures
Application fee : 10,000 won
Questions? : 02-3705-6019


We are looking for volunteer Instructors with Specific Talent for 
'Schools for all' or 'every school of the world'  

Life Member Academy is looking for volunteer instructors who are willing to donate their talent for 'Schools for all'. If you have talent or are trained in craft, music, fine art, tips for home-making, etc.

Won't you share it with your neighbors?
Or if you happen to know someone with talent and interested in doing good work in the community, you are welcome to recommend.

(Questions? : 02-3705-6019 Member Activities Team)
* We issue a certificate of volunteer works



Seoul YWCA News in August 2014


Training Program to Cultivate Agri-Food Curators 
Seoul YWCA held a training program and workshops to educate Agri-food curators who will, as specialists, lead the way to right food culture that is healthy to both our body and environment. There were 20 people in the completion ceremony on June 24. After the ceremony they looked around Garak Fruit and Vegetable Market, and then visited and observed the auction market. They had finished a 2 month training program. Six trainees have been chosen through the performance on presentation and they are going to work as an assistance instructor for Agri-food programs. 




2014 Job Fair for Seoul-Resident Women 
Nowon Development Center for Women held the 2014 job fair for Seoul women on June 24. There were special lectures and job interviews with companies seeking prospective employees. The lectures dealt with coaching on and tips to image making, organizing storage in summer, and finding personal colors. Eight companies on the spot had one-on-one interviews and hired. It was truly a meaningful time to 100 and so participants: they gained some practical information on overall job market; were introduced to excellent jobs; and were provided with consultation on future career development. 


The education of world culture in banpo middle school
Gang-nam Youth Training Center had an education program on cultures of the world on June 12 with 45 middle school students of Banpo Middle School. A Kenyan and an Indian were in attendance and they introduced their culture to the students, using audio-visual material. After the picture show, they cooked their native food with the students and served. It was a good chance to better understand the cultures of other countries through coming in contact with peoples of other cultures face to face. 


IT Education for Youth from Low Income Families
Garak Welfare Center has been designated and funded by Seoul Social Welfare Public Fund to run an IT education program for youth from low income families and is operating 'Youth IT Class (also known as doodoorim class)' For the program Sam-sung SDS has donated 16 brand new computers. The courses are Hanguel word-processing, power point, and excel. The goal is to obtain Nationally Recognized ITQ certificate. By gaining proficiency in computer use, we hope that the youth from low income families learn about their hidden potential and bring it to its full bloom. We also hope that the class be of aid to their future career development. 



YWCA Forum on Justice for Caretakers 'Care Work as Universal Welfare‘

This year YWCA is throughout the year going to hold 'YWCA forum on justice for caretakers as part of our core moment to build a society where justice, peace, and life reign. The second forum was held on June 19 in Seoul YWCA Auditorium by Seoul Y and Ja-young Yoon, a researcher of Korea Labor Institute proposed caretaking as part of universal welfare. Myeong-ok No, a team leader of Division of Welfare Policy of Seoul, and Hee-ju Jung, Head of Women's Development Team of Seoul Y gave presentations as well. On the basis of the ideas and recommendations suggested in the forum, we hope to establish a model caretaking culture in which respect, dignity, and care prevail. 





Our village school 'dream school'
bong-chun Social Welfare center is going to hold dream school for sharing and communicating between various habitants for building the culture of donating talents until 29th, August. Especially, the cooking class which was intended for elementary students was a valuable time by making full mon- strawberry cake. Because of the sharing, it was a bountiful time.


Opening ceremony for Youth's harmony festival of 2014
Youths culture home of sung-dong co-sponsored the opening ceremony for Youth's harmony festival of 2014 called 'My love from star of sung-dong' this festival provided lots of booths such as foods booth, Youths club's performances joined with various relevant agencies of sung-dong for making healthy leisure culture. 


'Making 5 side dishes' for immigrant women
Women's human resource development center of Yeongdeung-po is holding the program of making 5 side dishes for helping immigrant women's adaptability as an business of planning from 16th, June to now. There will be cooking time for korean food for 10 immigrant women from various country such as Taiwan, Mongolia, Thailand and China for a month.

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Seoul YWCA News in January 2014

Sungdong Youth Center
Science Camp for Youth (Paldo Yurangdan)
Sungdong Youth Center provided Science Mentoring Camp in Jeju Island from January 6 to 8. With Jeju Youth Center, participants could experience science education and solar energy kit making.


Youth Department
Y-teen National Council
9 members of Seoul Y-teen took part in the Y-teen National Council from January 15 to 17. At Willow Camp in Bucheon, 96 participants composing of Y-teen members, staffs, and volunteers gathered to know each other, decide subject of main movement, and select representatives of the National Council.   

New Year’s Worship
Seoul YWCA replaced new-year’s kick-off ceremony with worship in January 2. Reverence Song Tae Guen of Samil Church delivered sermon on ‘Genuine Loyalty’ and emphasized that all Seoul YWCA staffs have to think of our works as mission from God and do what we have to do without any complaints. Ms. Cha Gui Sook, President of Seoul YWCA, prayed that our new year will be fruitful by the faith towards God. 80 staffs and board members blessed each other and wished a hopeful new year.   

Gangnam Youth Center
Community Safety Monitoring
Gangnam Youth Center and 10 middle and high school students monitored how safe their community is as a part of short-term volunteer activity during winter vacation. After the education on disaster and safety, they tried to find unsafe facilities of their community and took pictures of them to report to the authorities. This activity help our young generation to raise their interest and consciousness about safety.


Bongcheon Social Welfare Center
Evaluation Briefing Session for the Project, ‘Making Patchwork-like World’
Evaluation Briefing Session for the Project, ‘Making Patchwork-like World’, was held at Bongcheon Social Welfare Center in January 7. Together with multi-culture instructors, related organizations, and local residents, they evaluated the project for the last 4 years and share ideas for the New Year’s activities.  


Yeongdeungpo Women’s Resources Development Center
Carer’s Monthly Meeting, General Assembly Meeting, and New Year’s Worship
Carer’s monthly meeting, general assembly meeting, and New Year’s worship were held together with 102 carer members in January 4. Reverence Lee Gyu Taek of Jesus’ Principle Church gave a sermon and all the members could have graceful time together. They also selected president and board members.


Gangnam Youth Center
Peace Maker Education
Gangnam Youth Center and School Bullying Prevention Center conducted a project for ‘Love and Feel Your Friends’ Hearts’ with 15 young people interested in school bullying prevention and peer counseling in January 11, 18, and 25. Various educations such as feeling sympathy, being a good listener, and training conversation technique were provided. After completion of all education, they will campaign for school bullying prevention as peace makers.    


Bongcheon Social Welfare Center
Village Newsletter ‘Gwanak Sonagi(Heavy Rain)’ Issued

Bongcheon Social Welfare Center published the first issue of village newsletter ‘Gwanak Sonagi’. Villagers who got trained as journalists will cover the story of Gwanak-gu Cheonglim-dong. Villagers are mainly in charge of all procedures of publishing newsletter from planning to distribution. We hope this newsletter will become a foundation for communication among the community.