Friday, August 10, 2007

Participants to the GAHRFS 2007 Chosen

Folk school is a pedagogy emulated all over the world as an alternative, democratic and popular medium of education. The May 18 Memorial Foundation will be hosting the 4th Gwangju Asian Human Rights Folk School from 3-14 September 2007. Twenty-five (25) participants from 14 Asian countries will attend the folk school.

The aim of the folk school is to contribute to the development of democracy and human rights throughout Asia and provide participants an opportunity to learn and experience Korea's history and the development process of its human rights and democracy. The Gwangju Asian Human Rights Folk School will be conducted both on a theoretical and practical experiences through seminars, workshops, discussions, and field trips to Korea's sites of democratization movements.

Participants of the folk school were chosen among applicants who are human rights activists, development workers, and advocates of democracy and peace. They belong to different fields and sectors such as the academe, media, cultural workers, informal sector, urban poor group, youth and other non-government organizations (NGOs).

Sungkonghoe University that offers Masters in NGO Studies in partnership with The May 18 Memorial Foundation encourages participants to apply for scholarship after the folk school.

List of Participants to the Gwangju Asian Human Rights Folks School 2007:

1) Damaso Guerrero Magbual

2) Maria Bernadette Damairia Pakpahan

3) Wardah Hafidz

4) Pulikuthiyil Ulahannan Varkey

5) Abdul Latif

6) Bidhayak Das

7) Him Yun

8) Jinine Laishramcha

9) Mohd. Moosa Azami

10) Rupesh Nepal

11) Anna Rosario Dejarlo Malindog

12) Batkhishig Badarch

13) Corona Ducay Dolot

14) Li Yoon Pook

15) Wirayanti

16) John Smith Thang

17) Bimal Babu Khatri

18) Kunchung Lin

19) Nguyen Van Quynh

20) Tah Moon Hui

21) Eun-mi Postma

22) Lola Amelia

23) Lucille Abeykoon

24) Ratchada Arpornsilp

25) Wen Zhou

The May 18 Memorial Foundation
International Cooperation Team

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