PICTURE 1. picture explanation: (front from the left) Hyeri Park Seoul Y coordinator, Rebecca Myanmar Y Chairman, Zin Mar Oo MyanmarY Coordinator, Aye Kywe Myanmar Y Secretary General, (the back) staffs from MyanmarY
World Fellowship Department's visit to Myanmar YWCA
Staffs of World Fellowship department visited Myanmar YWCA to discuss business concerning the 6th Asian Women Right Project. Myanmar's YWCA was established in 1951 in Yangon, the old capital of Myanmar. It is a leading organization for the development of Myanmar women's ability and the care for a neglected class of people. Aye Kywe, Secretary General of Myanmar YWCA, whose mother also took the same position, has been doing various activities such as protection of child labor force, home care for senior people, and the operation of community education centers and mobile clinics for AIDS patients. Myanmar YWCA dose all the things with international organizations or NGOs without government assistance. As this is the first case for Myanmar YWCA to have a joint project with foreign YWCA, the organization welcomed cooperation and solidarity from Seoul YWCA. In the coming July, as the first onset of the bilateral cooperation, the 6th Asia Women Right Project will begin. Both organization will do volunteer work for senior people and AIDS patients, and support student exchange program for college student in Yangon area.
Youth Program Department Y teen - college Y ratification ceremony
Youth Program Deaprtment held 'the 2012 joint ratification ceremony of Y teen and College Y' with 300 members from both clubs. This is annual event for the members to get approval to join the club and do club activities. Both Y teen and College Y clubs belong to Seoul Y Youth Program Department. In the ceremony, they presented awards and scholarships to students who showed enthusiastic participation to the activities of Seoul YWCA. Teachers, who have well guided Y teen club, was presented with achievement award in gratitude for their service. In the worship, Missionary Sung-In Kim delivered the speech about how to wisely prevent school violence and suicide, teen's biggest worry these days. And everyone had the time to united into one with the praise by gospel group
GARAK, Making more intimate couple
May 4th, 25th
Garak Social Welfare Center held
program for making more intimate couple by enhancing communication ability with the participation of 10 newly-wed couples. The program is made up of 12 courses including MBTI couple personality typec test, workshop, communication lecture, and massage & cooking class. It provided time for building up love between husband and wife by making each other know better and get more closer.
Yeoungdengpo, Making well-being rice cakes
Yeoundengpo Women Resources Development Center opened the course 'Making Well-being Rice Cakes'. The course gave lectures through practice of making various types of rice cakes with the use of well-being ingredients available at home to attract active participation. On June, the series of making rice cakes will be on with a different name 'Making Rice Cakes good for a gift'.
Seongdong Children Festival
Seongdong Youth Center held a festival for children together with the related community institutions in the celebration of Children's Day. In the festival, children had fun with various activities such as 'making a family face' and 'do it yourself family photo frame' using cookies as material in 'Experience Booth'. 8 family teams participated in a singing contest held in the 'Performance Ground'. Air-bounce playground slide was prepared with a variety of foods.
Bongcheon: Camp for grandparents and grandchildren in Jeju
Bongcheon Social Welfare Center held a 2 night and 3 day camp in Jeju for the families of grandparents and grandsons. 3 families joined the trip to the island including Seongsan Ilchulbong and Seopjikoji. They had a time to understand each other through quiz games and recreation activities for the whole generation. They also enjoyed a nice meal of Jeju black pork and comfortable bedrooms. The camp provided unforgettable happy memory for them.
Women Resources Development Deaprtment, Member Picnic
Women Resources Development Center organized a pleasant picnic with 640 members of home helpers in the 'Rose theme garden' in the Gwacheon Grand Park. Enjoying the beauty of the nature, All participants were mixed up with the members in the same seniority and did eat lunch boxes that they prepared at home. It was a lovely spring day. With pretty sunshine umbrellas given as gifts, they walked around the park and enjoy the sunshine, a gift from nature.
Nowon: marriage migrant women home art fashion design
Nowon Women Resources Development Center started job training programs on home art fashion design with 20 participants of marriage migrant women. During three months, the center offers various training courses such as clothing making, props making, multi-culture dress making, and dress reforming. On the completion of the program, the center will help the trainee to find a job.
Gang Nam World Culture Festival
Gang Nam Youth Center held a 'World Travel in a Day' in the 4th World Culture Festival in the front yard of the center. About 470 teens and people from the community enjoyed different cultures of various countries, getting along with natives from 10 countries.
Membership Department Coffee Story with YWCA
Membership Department offered 'Coffee Story with YWCA' as the 3th class of 'Every School in the World', a talent-giving program by member. Participants learned the birth of coffee and its value as well as the way to choose and store coffee beans while tasting hand-dripped coffee on the spot. 10 members joined the class. They spent a special time making coffee by themselves and learning the origin and meaning of the coffee in the context of history by watching
, a Korean film about coffee.