Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Folk school:2010

Folk school:
The Gwangju Human Rights Folk School will take as its model the Folk School System, an informal schooling concept, which first began in Denmark in 1844 through the efforts of the poet and educator Nikolai F.S. Grundtvig, which to this day continues to operate in several northern European countries.

Aims of Gwangju Human Rights Folk School:
The aim of the Gwangju Human Rights Folk School is to introduce the participants to Korean History in general and to various movements in the struggle for democracy, including the 1980 Gwangju Uprising, through both theoretical and practical experiences such as seminars, discussions, presentation, workshop and field trips to the sites of democratization movements in Korea and Asia.

Gwangju Human Rights Folk School, 2010:
The Gwangju Asian Human Rights Folk School 2010 will strive to contribute to the development of democracy and human Rights through out Asia by-
l Hosting 20 human rights and peace activists from all over Asia
Junior Staff- 8 (with 2-5 years experience)
Middle Management/Advisory- 8 (with 5-15 years experience)
Senior/ Director- 4 (with more than 15 years experience)
l Giving them opportunity to learn and experience the history and development process of human rights and democracy in Republic of Korea.
l Serve an opportunity for participants to exchange and network with other human rights activists.
l For the last 3 years the foundation has been supporting scholars at Sungkonghoe University for their Masters of Arts in Inter-Asia NGO Studies (MAINS). They were chosen and selected by Folk school committee based on their active participation and performance during the folk school.

Topics of the Folk School, 2010:
l Grassroots NGO Management
l Minority and Harijan
l Disappearance and impunity in Asia
l Media Management and public relationship

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