Start of YU’s global social contribution activity, “All over the world!” NNo.5384861
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YU Social Contribution Group Global Volunteer Team launching ceremony - Start of Post-COVID-19 global activity
Dispatch of 44 volunteers to Cambodia twice in January for voluntary services and cultural exchange
Aiming at the cultivation of talents to contribute to the common prosperity of human society... Development of basic refinement as global citizens
[December 27, 2022]
<Launching ceremony of YU Social Contribution Group Global Volunteer Team>
YU (President CHOI Oe-chool) Social Contribution Group started an activity for global volunteer work.
YU held the launching ceremony of the 39th Global Volunteer Team at the Student Support Center on the 21st. YU Global Volunteer Team is a representative volunteer service team for the overseas dispatch of students of YU. Since 2001, they have been dispatched to many places around the world and making volunteer activities and about 2,800 people have been dispatched until now.
YU Global Volunteer Team has a special meaning. Due to the spread of COVID-19, this is the first volunteer tram dispatched overseas in three years after the 38th Global Volunteer Team dispatched in the 2019 winter vacation and this is the first overseas dispatch activity of YU Global Volunteer Team organized by YU this year.
Last November, YU held the launching ceremony of the YU Social Contribution Group with the attendance of President CHOI Oe-chool, students, professors, and staff, and started regular social contribution activity. In order to realize “'Creative Innovation University” to contribute in prosperities of human society with a new vision declared by YU in celebration of the 75th anniversary, a social contribution group was launched with the will of the whole university members.
YU Global Volunteer Team consisting of 44 volunteers is dispatched to Cambodia in January 2023. The volunteer team will be divided into two teams and each of the teams will dispatch to Phnom Penh and Kampong Cham in Cambodia, respectively, to make service activities and cultural exchanges with local students and residents in order to let them know about Korea.
YU students dispatched to Cambodia plan to visit educational institutions including local orphanages and make educational services and to visit Western University and make cultural exchanges including mutual traditional plays with the students.
On January 9th, HAN Hee-soo (3rd grade of Department of Mechanical Engineering) in charge of the leader of the 2nd dispatched volunteer team said, “I felt that I had grown by myself when learning and gaining unexpected things in the process of educational volunteer activity at night schools. I decided to participate in the Global Volunteer Team to prepare for an opportunity to grow one step further over sharing in a wider world. I prepared hard with my teammates and will enhance the prestige of YU and Korea by making fruitful volunteer activity in Cambodia.”
Especially, YU Medical Center will support this global volunteer activity. A medical team consisting of physicians, nurses, and nutritionists will make medical volunteer activity at local hospitals in Cambodia with health authority personnel and medical staff. The medical team also plans to provide local residents with health education on disease control and prevention.
<President CHOI Oe-chool makes a special lecture at the Global Volunteer Team launching ceremony>
President CHOI Oe-chool of YU said, “I think that it is the basic refinement of global citizens and the role and responsibility of advanced countries’ peoples to aggressively lead global social contribution activity. YU will provide all support to cultivate the elegant talents to lead Korea to an advanced country and the talents to contribute to the common prosperity of human society. I hope that YU students go to a wider world, develop global minds, and grow to be the talent to contribute in human society.”