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YU Saemaul Club Opening Ceremony - MZ Generation conducts Saemaul Undong! N

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Department of Saemaul International Development, Park Chung Hee School of Policy and Saemaul (PSPS), and foreign students from 18 countries, etc. gathered the will to practice “Sharing, Service, and Creation.”

Resolution to practice “Saemaul Spirit” in daily life and to play the role of Global Saemaul Leaders

“Global social contribution activities will be started with services for development of communities.”

[November 18, 2021]


  “Saemaul Club” of YU (President CHOI Oe-chool) started its official sailing.

  YU had opening ceremony of Saemaul Club in Cheonma Art Center Convention Hall at 11 am, 18th. PARK Jun-Yeong (3rd Grade, Department of Saemaul International Development), students, club members, and YEOM Hong-cheol (Chairman of Korea Saemaul Undong Center) including KIM Jae-chun (Education Innovation Vice-President), HAN Dong-geun (Industry-College Cooperative Research Vice-President), LEE Hee-euk (President of PSPS), KIM Ki-su (Chairman of International Development & Cooperation Center), and KIM Yang-seon (Dean of Student Affairs) participated in the opening ceremony.

  YU Saemaul Club was established to build global knowledge based on Saemaul spirit and to improve recognition and understanding of Saemaul Undong in youths. The club members plan to make global social contribution activities through overseas voluntary service activities and participation in international development projects as well as service activities for development of communities such as education service, agricultural village service, environmental purification activities, neglected neighbor care projects, and talent donation activities, etc.

  Especially, as YU has Saemaul-specialization departments such as Department of Saemaul International Development and Park Chung Hee School of Policy and Saemaul (PSPS) and has a special graduate school, synergy effect of Saemaul Club activities is expected. The newly starting Saemaul Club has about 90 members consisting of not only the students of Department of Saemaul International Development but also more than 40 foreign students of PSPS from 18 countries and recruit of the members of the club will be expanded to whole university.


  PARK Jun-Yeong (Chairman of YU Saemaul Club) talked about his ambitions, “YU is accepted by international societies for systemization and development of Saemaul Undong to a field of study. It is meaningful in the aspect that Saemaul Club started by MZ Generation in such YU,” and “I will plan programs by grafting Saemaul including service activities based on Saemaul spirit with various studies through club activities in order to make the foundation for the club members to enhance their capabilities as global leaders.”

  In the opening ceremony, Saemaul Club members started regular activities with recitation of a written oath containing a resolution to sincerely practice Saemaul spirit (Diligence, Self-reliance, Cooperation, Sharing, Service, and Creation) in daily life and to play the role of global Saemaul leaders.

  In September, YU concluded a service agreement on cultivation of talents in Saemaul area with Korea Saemaul Undong Center. At that time, the two organizations agreed in cooperation for support of operation and management of Saemaul Club in the university and participation of college students in domestic/overseas Saemaul Undong programs and YEOM Hong-cheol (Chairman of Korea Saemaul Undong Center) encouraged students in the opening ceremony of Saemaul Club.


  YEOM Hong-cheol (Chairman of Korea Saemaul Undong Center) said in the congratulatory message, “Academic knowledge, education, and research expert of Saemaul Undong accumulated in YU is well known not only in Korea but also in the whole world. Saemaul Club focused in students will be another starting point to develop global Saemaul Undong,” and “Saemaul Club’s are being established by ones and twos in many colleges in the whole country. Korea Saemaul Undong Center will make sufficient support for planning and implementation of various programs connected with them.”

  President CHOI Oe-chool of YU said, “YU leads cultivation of talents to practice the spirit of sharing, service, and creation which are core values of Saemaul spirit,” and “YU Saemaul Club consists of natives and foreign students in about 1:1 ratio and is expected to make great contribution in understanding multi-culture society as well as practice of Saemaul spirit.”

  Meanwhile, YU Park Chung Hee School of Policy and Saemaul was established in November, 2011 to cultivate global Saemaul leaders in advancing countries. Until now, 762 students entered the school from 70 countries and, among them, 682 students from 65 countries got Master degrees and are working as professionals of international and local development of Saemaul in the world.