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A Project for Promoting Understanding of International Development Cooperation,
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
Overview
This project offers opportunities for undergraduate students of Kyung Hee University to experience the field of international development cooperation through related courses or field trips.
In the first semester, the course 'Understanding International Development Cooperation' promotes better understanding of the field and allows students to recognize the need for, and importance of, such projects, including ODA. In the second semester, the course 'International Development Cooperation and Civic Society' focuses on the characteristics of NGOs, which have arisen as major players in international development, to seek a paradigm for civic participation, and offers an opportunity for students to explore career opportunities in the field. During the summer vacation, selected students who have excelled in the course are invited on a field trip to development NGOs and participate in volunteer activities at related institutions.
On-site activities
2015

Country/ region: Nazareth village, Mongolia

Period: July 20, 2015 - July 27, 2015

Number of participants: 10 (one advisory professor, one assistant to professor, eight students)

Activities: Education volunteering, cultural exchange and volunteer work for the village (cleaning the environment, repairing toilets) for the children of Nazareth village, in cooperation with Mongolian youth.


Short-term volunteer activities in Mongolia in 2015
Environmental improvement (repair of toilets)
in Nazareth village
Education volunteering and cultural exchange for children
2014

Country/ region: Mary Ward Youth Center and Verbist Orphanage in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Period: July 21, 2014 - July 28, 2014

Number of participants: 12 (one advisory professor, one assistant to professor, 10 students)

Activities: Education volunteering, volunteer work for poor families in the region (building yurts and environmental improvement)


Short-term volunteer activities in Mongolia in 2014
Education volunteering at Mary Ward Youth Center and Verbist Orphanage
Environmental improvement activities and building of yurts, traditional Mongolian houses
2013

Country/ region: Children's education center in Hlaing Township, Yangon, Myanmar

Period: January 20, 2014 - January 28, 2014

Number of participants: 12 (one advisory professor, one assistant to professor, 10 students)

Activities: Environmental improvement activities (cleaning, painting, and wall painting), hygiene education (on washing hands, brushing teeth), education volunteer work through traditional Korean games at children's education center


Short-term volunteer activities in Myanmar in 2013
- Visit to the Thabye-aing Office
Educational activities at Aye Chan school children's center
- face painting, ttakji game, tuho, picture puzzles, and chasing tails
Beautification of Aye chan school children's center
- painting and wall drawings
2012

Country/ region: Bolikhamsai Province, Laos

Period: January 30, 2014 - February 7, 2014

Number of participants: 13 (two advisory professors, one assistant to professor, 10 students)

Activities: Health check-ups for village residents, hygiene education and programs for village children.


Short-term volunteer activities in Laos in 2012
Medical Check-ups, treatments, and hygiene education (on washing hands, brushing teeth)
Construction of a clock tower at elementary school, repair of the main gate and painting of the community center
2011

Country/ region: Mary Ward Youth Center and Verbist Orphanage in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Period: June 28, 2011 - July 8, 2011

Number of participants: 13

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