About the local hosting organizationLocal Children Center in Korea is a facility for the children welfare services. The center provides children a shelter after the regular school and provides them with educational/cultural opportunities as well. Most children in rural area have fewer opportunities to meet foreigners and get a high quality English education compared to the urban area. Also although international marriage is quite common phenomenon in rural area, local residents have lack of understanding for multi-culture. Thus, the children are facing discrimination in the school, cultural and linguistic difficulties. International volunteers can give them chances to interact with foreigners and to understand multi-culture. And English can be a tool to understand Korean local children and interact with them. Especially in Sunshine Local Children center, there are many children who need affection caused by the absence of parent and family matters.
About the volunteer work- Teaching English to primary and middle school students - Cultural experience class
Local accommodationAccommodation: A separate house from the Local Children center Food: Provided meal by the host
About the project locationLocation: Uiryeong, Gyeongsangnamdo Province. It takes 5 hours from Seoul by express bus Leisure: Hiking and cycling along the mountains of Uiryeong
Extra info about the projectEssential Qualifications of Volunteers: - Those who have teaching experience or are interested in teaching. - Those who can communicate in English - Those who are interested in kids and socialized with them.