Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Call for Application for the Gwangju Asian Human Rights Folk School 2006

Gwangju Asian Human Rights Folk School aims to contribute to the development of democracy and human rights throughout Asia. Twenty (20) invitees from all over Asia and five (5) local Koreans who have been working for human rights and peace organizations in their own countries shall be given an opportunity to learn and experience the history and process of the development of human rights and democracy in South Korea.

Participants will be introduced to Korean history, the movements and struggle for democracy, including the 1980 Gwangju Uprising, both through theoretical and practical experiences such as seminars, discussions and field trips to the sites of democratization movements in Korea.

Basic Criteria

1) Applicant must not be more than 35 years of age occupying a mid-level position.

2) Must have more than 3 years NGO work experience (human rights, democracy and/or peace organizations).

3) Facilities for English language (Korean an advantage) and demonstrate capacity for active participation in discussions and cultural events.

4) Application is endorsed by his/her organization

5) Must be sensitive to cultural conditions and traditions of Korea/Koreans and co-participants.


Application and Process of the Gwangju Asian Human Rights Folk School


1. Announcement and application forms will be released on February 2006 and the deadline for application will be set on May 31, 2006. The final list of folk school participants will be announced on the month of August.

2. The folk school will be conducted for three weeks from September 4-22, 2006.

3. Applicants should fill-out the application form properly and submit via email to the foundation.

4. The May 18 Memorial Foundation - Education Committee, (composed of individuals from different organizations) is in-charge of selecting the final list of participants after a careful evaluation and assessment of applicants.

5. Guidelines of the Gwangju Asian Human Rights Folk School will be given to successful applicants.

You can download the application form for the Gwangju Asian Human Rights Folk School from our website and send it back to us by email: 518folkschool@gmail.com or may18found@gmail.com.

Important Dates

1. Period of event: September 4-22, 2006

2. Application deadline: May 31, 2006

For information on the past folk schools check the archive of this blog.

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