Seoul Y offers mentoring program to young people of international marriage migrant women to help them grow from 3rd, September, 2011 to 31st, May, 2012.
This program has been started since the last year and got continued interest. The first program has focused on self-directed learning and right values through the program. The upcoming second program is aim at sharing responsibilities and supporting them emotionally with experts through advice and counseling.
Since the orientation on 3rd, Sep, they have had time to know each other with Lee Na Kyoung(이나경), a music therapist. They felt comfortable and stared singing when they listened to the musics. Keeping time by playing a percussion, writing the lyrics with feelings, we lost track of time laughing together.
20 mentors consisting of university students and 20 mentees consisting of elementary school children of marriage migrant women meet every month by visiting mentee's house. The mentors say "we feel great because mentees feel bright and open their mind and become more friendly to us". They smile, saying that I am growing, dreaming of becoming "great mentors" thinking about the growing mentees.
We send them a message through this program and hope they find themselves how they are important and have a big dream.