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2015 events in April

The events of April

Leadership Saturday volunteer club “Kidari School” ‘Build Y-leadership!’ ‘Kidari School’ is nationwide youth club based on vision leadership, team leadership, and practical leadership. Seoul Y ‘Kidari School’ is waiting for youths who like to raise their self-initiative, discuss about life and peace, and do volunteer work.

For whom: From freshmen in middle school (around 14 years old) to sophomores in high school( around 18 years old)

Fee: Membership 5000 won

Due date: 10th of April

Apply: download application form on the Seoul-Y website, complete the form, and send it to yteen6009@nate.com.

Activities: nonnuclear workshop and campaign, EM soap making, peace trip, and nationwide ‘Kidari School’ membership camp.

Question: Call 02-3705-6009
* Volunteer certification will be issued if you take part in more than 80% of the regular meetings on Saturday

  [Yeongdeung-po] ‘MENSA Math Game Instructor’ Trainee Recruiting  Yeongdeung-po Women Resources Development Center opens a ‘MENSA Math Game Instructor’ training course, which is getting a spotlight recently. Through this course, instructors will learn not only how to activate children’s brain by using board game, but also how to develop overall thinking ability of children and enable them to solve mathematical problems by themselves combined with 5 areas of math ( number and calculation, figure, measurement, regularity, and probability and statistics)

When? : April 30th ~ June 18th (Every Thursday) 10:00am~ 1:00pm
(Once a week, total number of times: 8, 24 hours)

For whom: Creative math (board game) instructors , parents interested in this course,
anyone interested in job recruiting (After-school activity, culture center, home-schooling)

How to apply?: visit website (www. ywacajob.or.kr) or the center.

Question?: 02-858-4514

  [Gangnam] ‘Dream! Dreaming Camera’ Seongdong Youth Center are waiting for Camera class participants (vulnerable high school students), who like to learn various camera-works and take photos with emotional expression.

Deadline: April 19th (Thursday)

When: until November (two Saturdays per month)

Fee: Free

How to apply? : Submit application after confirmation of phone call.

Question: 02-2236-2678

[Gangnam] ‘Thanks Therapy Parent Education’ Gangnam Youth Center opens a ‘Thanks Therapy Parent Education’ course for parents who would like to raise their children with healthy personality by cultivating a good thanks habit. We ask for many parents’ continuous interests and participation.

When: April 9th~May 7th (every Thursday) 10:00~12:00

Subject for education: Parents, anyone interested in that course.

Instructor: Jeong, Gwang-un, and Ju-Hang Lee (Korea Thanks Therapy Institute)

Contents: How to thank for a little thing How to raise their children by thanks, not by loud scolding

How to enhance Thank You Index on their own as parents 

Fee: 30000 won

Question: 02-545-2719, 3442-5167

  Collect Waste Computer Seoul Y Youth Team collects waste computers. If you donate the computers from every home and company, it is scheduled to be used as the number of public activities and Seoul Y volunteer works in Tanzania and Myanmar through People and Com, a social enterprise, which is fixing secondhand computers and returning them to the society.

 A collecting period: Every last week of month (until December)

Contents: Waste computer (Being ruined or having a slow performance), Mouse, Keyboard, connection line, and so on (every part of computer)

Question: 02-3705-6023

[Bongcheon] Multi-culture understanding activist ‘Da All’ Recruitment Multi-culture understanding activity organization aiming at spreading positive awareness of multi-culture is recruiting new activists. After completion of all the courses, you can be take part the activity as a member of ‘Da All’.
 Period: April 20th ~ May 13th ( Every Monday and Wednesday)

Place: Bongcheon Welfare Center ( Jogak-bo Sarang Bang)

For whom:  Migrant women and 20 local women

Content: necessity of multi-culture understanding activity Learn various cultures of different countries

Question: 02-870-4459


[Performance] Senior Troupe ‘Chok’ 2th Regular Performance Seoul Y Senior troupe ‘Chok’ is going to show its new performance. The performance is four colors stories about desire and obsession related to possession. It reminds us of what we ignore in our daily lives by inspiring the aspect of greedy.

Subject: A chair does not have fault

When: April 17th (Friday) 4pm and 7pm April 8th (Saturday) 2pm and 5pm

Place of performance: First floor of Maru Fee: Free Question: 02-9705-6019

  [Academy] Lifetime Member Academy 
Lifetime members can take up a variety of courses like health, humanity, and art, and they can promote their fellowship through Lifetime Member Academy. Anyone who has a lifetime membership can take part in the program. We would like to share touching by picking up a higher qualified movies especially in 2015.

When: April 27th (Monday) 11:00am~ 3:00pm

Where: Below 3rd floor (Yoga room), First floor of Maru

Contents: Line dance, lunch, and movie

Fee: 10000 won (including lunch)

Question: 02-3705-6019 

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Open forum for MeToo movement and Media report.

I’m sure that you’ve heard about MeToo movement recent days. Seoul YWCA had an Open forum for ‘MeToo Movement and Media report’ to eradicate the violence of gender on 20th, March at Seoul YWCA auditorium.



This forum was to indicate the problem how media report the issue related with MeToo and to discuss what should we do to improve this matter.

Seoul YWCA has worked to advance women’s right since 1922, and is still working on support women who stepped out to explain what they experienced.

Women had endured for a long time before MeToo movement came out, and this is a new wave that they are no longer hiding their experience related with sexual violence. With this new wave, Media reports these issues every day, but they are missing something really important only by focusing sexually provocative subject. Because of this distorted media report, it causes secondary victimization of sexual violence victims.



The subject of open forum was ‘How Media treat MeToo movement.’ and there were 3 panel…

Come on, woman! Save the local area!

"Come on, woman! Save the local area!”
On August 30, the YWCA's northern district member event was held at TG Hall under the supervision of Seoul Y.


This year’s slogan was "Connect the hope through Women and Region”
Gangreung, Donghae, Seoul, Sokcho, Wonju, Incheon, Chuncheon, Total seven northern parts of the 450 members of Y participated in this event. 



"We're all members of the YWCA, re-inventing the mission given to us and working with local women. I wish we could become a community of hope and growth."
The opening ceremony was started as a welcoming address of Seoul YWCA Chairman




Education was also conducted to strengthen the members' capabilities. Lee Suk-jin, a professor of Christianity at Ewha Women's University, said, "Why should YWCA exercise in the region?"
She proposed the movement direction by area with the current status and assessment of the Y local women's movement.





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Welcoming Ms.Chantanee Molee!

Seoul YWCA had a special guest to its office on the 2nd of November. Ms. Chantanee Molee, the Secretary General of the National YWCA of Thailand. Although she visited South Korea for travel with her college alumni during personal vacation, she kindly made time to visit us and had luncheon with Finance Committee including the President, Ms.Cho and Secretary General, Ms.Yang.



Ms.Chantanee also stopped by the National YWCA of Korea to see her old-friend Ms.Yoo who is the Secretary General. Ms.Chantanee got informed regarding current programs of YWCA in Korea and take a short tour to Seoul YWCA building.

Seoul YWCA was really happy to see her in our office, and will continue the close relationship between two Y.