KOICA Holds Talk Concert for Multicultural Families
□ Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the lead Korean Government agency dedicated to providing grant aid programs, held a talk concert for multicultural families on December 14 at the KOICA headquarters.
ㅇ The concert was held in order to communicate and sympathize with the local multicultural families. KOICA President Mi-kyung Lee once said, ‘Multicultural marriage has been around for 20 years, and the young people of these families are just entering into society. We will focus on helping them adapt to society better and become competent workers in the field of international development cooperation’.
□ During the talk concert, married women immigrated to Korea (marriage migrants) shared joys and sorrows during their adaptation to Korea with KOICA staffs, which contributed to a better understanding of each other.
ㅇ 25 marriage migrants from various cultures including Vietnam, Cambodia, Mongol, Philippines, China and Uzbekistan and about 50 KOICA employees (including the KOICA President) participated in the event.
□ In addition, a special donation ceremony was held with the talk concert. 400 fairy tale books for multicultural children produced by marriage migrants and KOICA employees will be delivered to the local multicultural families through Seongnam-si Multicultural Family Support Center.
□ KOICA will keep communicating with multicultural families and support them to better adapt to the Korean society and to live happier and more stable lives in Korea.
For more information, please refer to the attached article (in Korean).