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YWCA News in March

 
 
1. Health promotion service for seniors
On March 18th, Bongcheon Social Service Center had a health promotion service for seniors in the area. This service is contributed by Nowwoori Hospital once a month as a pro bono activity. Basic blood pressure, blood-sugar check, electrical massage service, etc. provided healing time to soothe seniors' mind and body.
 
 
 
 
2. Resident group bread sharing voluntary service
"Baguette", a resident volunteering group of Garak Social Service Center started their first activity on March 21th. Since 2014, the group has shared love by giving out homemade bread for seniors in the area and lower-income groups.
 
 
 
 
3. School violence prevention - Peer Leader training
Gangnam Youth Center carried out a 'Peer leader program' for 334 elementary students to prevent school violence over three days - March 9th, 13th, and 23th. They participated in playing activities and peer counseling. They learned how to help and take care of friends when they encounter conflicting situations. Starting a new semester, we look forward to various activities from these peer leaders in new classes.
 
 

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Seoul YWCA news

Bongcheon Social Welfare center opened a "Youth volunteering school" during Aug 8th~11th.  It delivered basic understanding of volunteering, ICT skills for seniors, planning skills for community festivals which contribute to community development. 


Nowon women's development center hosted partner corporation meeting on July 8th. The 17 CEO of the partner companies and HR managers got together and discussed in-depth employment network and evaluate Nowon's service for job-seekers. Nowon will strengthen the relationship with the partners and expand stable working places for the people use the Nowon's services.





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.

YWCA news in July&Agust

Gender equality education Boncheon Social Service Center carried out gender equailty education five times from May 14th to June 14th. The participants were the staffs and managers from child care institutes, and they learned basic gender equality concepts, gender discrimination case studies, teaching method for children. They realized the importance of gender equality and promised to actively raise awareness at workplace. Campaign for International day of domestic workersWomen's Capacity Building Department did a campaign for International day of domestic workers on the June 16th. International Labor Organization voted for an international treaty to guarantee the basic rights of domestic workers. Seoul YWCA pledged to make our voices strong and loud to demand our government to review national laws and practices and reform them into line with the Convention and its accompanying recommendations.
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