321 Korean Cultural Caravan with Tahanan Walang Hagdan

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Written by Kuya Harvard

After months of planning with Korean Cultural Center (KCC), we finally got the first partnership going last weekend. They do different events through the year to feature Korea to Filipinos. They aspire to provide an interactive space for us who want to learn more beyond kimchi and ‘koreanovelas’. KCC’s projects are aimed to generate a deeper interest regarding the unknown aspects of Korean culture such as art and literature, among others.

One of their caravans for 2014 was held at Tahanang Walang Hagdanan. It is a center aimed to uplift the lives of the orthopedically handicapped persons. It is a rehabilitation and skills training center with sheltered workshops where the people with disabilities are trained to be productive and self-reliant member of the society.

U! Happy Events assisted through the help of our volunteers in running multiple events including photo and book exhibits, Hanbok wearing (Korean costume), Korean games, mask and Sagunja painting, pouch making and film showing. Around 220 participants joined in an afternoon of learning Korea.

Our team spent most of our time interacting with the kids through a game and mask painting. Around 20 kids had a round of Korean play and designing their own mask. The volunteers and kids really enjoyed this workshop. The photos by Ate July speaks of it.

After almost hours, everyone waved their goodbyes. It ended with the participants having a better understanding and love for another culture- Korea.

 
 
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