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Summer Volunteering in Cambodia•Mongolia
Writer 글로벌전략팀 김유인
Date 2019.09.10
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The Jukjeon and Cheonan Volunteer Corps, made up of current Dankook students, visited Cambodia and Mongolia over the summer to deliver a variety of social services. From June 22 to July 2, 33 people from the Jukjeon Volunteer Corps (led by Dean Hyeong-soo Kim of the Jukjeon campus Office of Student Affairs) visited Prey Primary School in Siem Reap, Cambodia and carried out various education programs in art, music, physical education, math and science for young children. 

After hearing about how students were having a hard time going to school because of not having a school gate, the Volunteer Corps worked together to build a new gate and also delivered uniforms to the entire student body. During their stay, Dankook students used their spare time to put on K-POP and traditional Korean hand drum dance performances, too. They also visited ‘Dail Community,’ an NGO, to volunteer at soup kitchens and lend a helping hand in cleaning up the local area. This marks the 11th year of the Jukjeon Volunteer Corps visiting Cambodia to take part in volunteer work.

Meanwhile, 35 people from the Cheonan Volunteer Corps (led by Dean Ki-hong Kim of the Cheonan campus Office of Student Affairs) visited Ulaanbaatar from June 22 to July 1 to volunteer in Korean language, science, art and physical education programs for children while also repairing facilities at School 134 in the capital of Mongolia. It is also the 11th year of the Cheonan Volunteer Corps visiting Mongolia. Members of the Corps contributed to improving the learning environment at the school by fixing sports facilities, painting school walls and installing LED signboards. Additionally, school supplies, including notebooks and color pencils, were handed out to more than 500 students, along with a donation of 6 computers to the school to be used for student learning. 

Since its establishment in 2007, the Dankook University Volunteer Corps has gone on 44 service trips, including 11 times to Mongolia, 1 time to Vietnam, 6 times to Nepal, 5 times to Myanmar, 1 time to Uzbekistan, 14 times to Cambodia, 5 times to Laos and 1 time to Indonesia with more than 2,100 students and faculty members in total having joined the effort over the years.