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What JFNK is doing now is helping defectors living in China or third countries and supporting stateless orphans whose mothers are defectors, which cannot be handled by normal volunteers.
We have been doing street campaigns for four years and it will continue. We are also planning to resume the English program for children of defectors living in South Korea.
What is most important for JFNK to kick off now is to build up an effective structure where volunteers can find their jobs easily and participate actively.
As part of making this idea come true we would like to proceed with the third volunteer program as a seminar.
Through the seminar we will try to find the motives of the participants and to have them actively take part in the volunteering programs which they are really interested. At the last session, the participants will choose one group from among several categories. Each group leader will lead a meeting to collect the ideas of participants and discuss them. Last but not least, a participant from each group will present their conclusions.
By doing so we will have volunteers involved in other volunteering opportunities as well as the campaign. The seminar participants can meet together regularly and continue supporting North Korean human rights. Through this seminar I hope participants will realize the seriousness of North Korean human rights and start to act right away.
- Peter Jung, Executive Director of JFNK
[North Korean Human Right Volunteer Training Seminar] – Plan A
The Third Volunteer Training Program of Justice for North Korea
Topic: North Korean Human Rights! Right Now!
Time: Saturday, May 7, 2011, 09:30 – 6:00 in English (May 14 in Korean)
Place: Korean College Student Volunteer Expedition (www.73days.net)
Sinchon Station, line 2, exit 5 — straight for 50m
키세스(KISES) Language Hakwon, 1st Floor. 070-4007-4454
Participants: Representatives of North Korean human rights organizations, students, young adults, people who are interested in North Korean human rights.
Course Fee (includes lunch): 20,000 won if received by May 6th or 25,000 won at the door
If you are bilingual, you are free to attend either seminar (May 7th in English or May 14th in Korean).
How to Register:
Please email us your name, contact info (phone and email), and brief self-introduction, including your interests in North Korean human rights (a few sentences). We’ll contact you to confirm your registration.
Send course fee to: 444-444-0444 Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK)/Recipient-JFNK (Justice for North Korea)
English: firstname.lastname@example.org or 010-8025-9355
Korean: email@example.com or 010-9494-2341
9:00~9:30 Registration check-in
9:30~9:50 Introductions of speakers
9:50~10:50 I. Modern history of Korea and North Korean human rights: Sung Hun Kim, Chairman of the Database Center for North Korean Human Rights (NKDB)
11:00~12:20 II. A Former North Korean Refugee Talks about North Korea
12:20~13:00 Lunch (included with program fee)
13:00~14:00 III. The Reality of North Korean Refugee Women & Children in China: Joanna Hosaniak, Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights
14:10~15:10 IV. The Reality of North Korean Defectors Living in South Korea: Kyung-hee Kim, Jayoutuh
15:10~15:30 Break Time: Videos of North Korean Human Rights – Volunteers
15:30~16:30 V. The Roles of the International Community and for Volunteers in North Korean Human Rights: Peter Jung, Director of JFNK, and Dan Bielefeld, International Campaign Director of JFNK
16:40~17:30 VI. Group Discussions of Volunteers and Participants: “Right Now, What Can We Do?”
17:30~18:00 VII. Presentation of Each Group for Volunteers’ Roles and Action Plans: The leader of each group
※A meeting for volunteer members and seminar group leaders: Wednesday, April 27, 7:30 pm at office – Plan B