TCIS recently sent student representatives to visit friends at the Ansan Global Youth Center.
As a school, we have met several times over the last couple of years, both virtually and face-to-face. This October, STUCO representative members had the opportunity to visit the center to participate in the launch of their Global Shop (a secondhand store run by a team of refugees).
The Ansan Global Youth Center is an institution within the Ansan Migrant Community Service Center supporting children (ages 8-20) from migrant families and has been operating since 2009. The organization is supported by government funding and donations, benefitting more than a thousand children from over 40 nationalities.
It is of special interest for TCIS students to meet and talk with students at the youth center – to hear the stories, learn about the challenges faced, and see the work being done to support migrant families here in Korea.
TCIS STUCO teams have also started laying plans for future events whereby both groups can strengthen our relationship.