About the local hosting organizationTo Promote the capital of Global Citizenship Education, Geumjeong-gu was designated as UNICEF partner city, declared itself as the first UNICEF village in the world, and now is advancing to ear its certification by UNICEF as Child Friendly City and UN ISDR(International Strategy for Disaster Reduction) Resilient City. In Korea, Geumjeong-gu is the only local government that was selected as the special zone for culture, art, and education, and proceeding to establish a foothold as Life-long Learning City and Women Friendly City. Especially, the city is being recognized for its efforts in GCED(Global Citizenship Education) development while fostering creative talents via cooperation with international NGOs and agencies committing to global agendas such as MDGs(Millennium Development Goals), SDGs(Sustainable Development Goals), EFA(Education For All), and Post-2015. And its co-working place, the Seodong Artistic Creation Space wanted to vitaminize the unstructured village and local-friendly art space with various programs including global citizenship education and relate to various cultural activities to the local children and residents. Although Busan is the second largest city in Korea, compared to the capital city, opportunities to take a chance to get global citizenship education and cultural experience program are still not common. Through these programs and events from volunteers, residents in Seodong village will get familiar and closer to global education.
About the volunteer work- Operating global citizenship education to local children and resident upon request of Geumjung District Office - Participating in cultural exchange programme with local elderly resident at the center - Assisting in events such as International Day of Peace, Earth hour with Geumjung District Office - Turning up for exhibitions and programs hosted by the center
Local accommodationAccommodation: A shared room with other volunteers at the Center Food: Provided budget for meals by the host
About the project locationLocation: Busan, It takes 4 hours from Seoul by express bus. Leisure: Experiencing downtown Busan