<Another attempt to react to this economic crisis: holding the first workshop of social economic activation strategy based on reciprocity and solidarity>  

On April 21, 2009, the KWWA hosted the 1st workshop of social economic activation strategy research based on reciprocity and solidarity.  The workshop was to check our social economic activities by section, including social jobs, social enterprises, National Cooperative of House Managers (NCHM), community coin activities, and to search for future directions of our social economy.

The first topic for discussion was ‘the labor movement and green community economy’, which was presented by Park Seung-ok, ex-chairperson of the Citizen Power.  As soon as his lecture started, he made aware of the importance of saving energy, asking us to turn the light at the back of the lecture room. The speaker stressed that we have limited usable energy, because energy is generated mostly by atomic power and fossil fuel such as atomic power, petroleum, coal, and gas.  Especially, in a near future, petroleum will be exhausted; and even though alternative energy is developed, it is not sustainable because it is generated from the nature.  Since it is evitable for energy to bring about the food crisis (Think about the production of a variety of agricultural machines, and petroleum used in diverse agricultural production), the current economy exhausting energy from the nature is not sustainable. Accordingly, he claimed on the importance of local community, especially community-based economy and green economy, based on but reciprocity and cooperation on not profitability.

The second topic for discussion was ‘norms of social economy and movement tasks’ delivered by Jang Won-bong, an adjunct professor of SungKongHoe University.  The instructor asked us a question if a social enterprise is a choice, although it should be an alternative for others if a social enterprise can be alternative economies. Social enterprises should be run based on the 3rd sector of the civil society such as reciprocity and cooperation, but currently social enterprises focus on the 2nd sector including the creation of better income structure and the reinforcement of market competition, due to the pressure from the market.  Therefore, in order to boost up social economy such as social enterprises and cooperatives and to find a way toward the civil society, he emphasized the necessity of studies and rehabilitation training in order not to follow systematic assimilation to the market in conformity with the government’s measures.

The social economic activation strategy study team completed the 1st workshop, deciding to carry out studies and discussions side by side in the next meeting after completing regional concerns for social economy and making a list of topics for discussion.


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♧Korean Women Workers Association:

Address : 3rd fl. 351-28, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul #121-837, South Korea
Tel : 82-2-325-6817,6822(press "0")  Fax : 82-2-325-6839
Email : kwwa@paran.com

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<way to KWWA>
1. Take off at Hong Ik University Station on Line 2 (green line)
2. Go out through Exit No. 1
3. Walk straight when you see a gas station
4. Turn to right at the gas station
5. Walk straight and you will reach to a crosswalk at a junction
6. You may see TGI Friday (a restaurant) and Nescafe (a cafe) at each direction at the junction
7. Cross the street to Nescafe
8. Walk along the load whild you have Nescafe on your left side
9. Turn to the left at the first lane
10. 6th Floor of the first building on your left sid

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Her Objectives

"Where working women's touch and wisdom are found, there is infinite life-energy; where working women's powerful voices are heard, there is hope for bright social progress."
   KWWA works to improve women workers' political, economic and social status, to build a true democracy and to bring about reunification of Korea.  
   KWWA represents women workers' voices and fights for women workers to resolve their   various problems.

   KWWA declares that we should make every effort to achieve the following main objectives for better realizing of women workers' Human Rights.

   * Elimination of gender discrimination in employment, wages, and job promotion
   * Equal pay for equal work
   * Improvement of working conditions and occupational health and safety in workplace
   * Legal and practical maternity protection
   * Expansion of child care facilities
   * Expansion of women's vacational training
   * Development of women workers' associations and female union leadership
   * Enacting and reforming women workers' related laws and ordinances
   * Consolidation of women's solidarity
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Puchon Women Workers' Association
TEL : 032-668-1016/323-9946~9948 / FAX : 032-323-9949

  At work and home, women face many challenges and suppression. To free from the bonds and to equally shoulder the half of the sky, PWWA supports women workers to enjoy the right social status. PWWA is the friend of women and brightens the future of women workers.
PWWA gives counseling and job training for women workers and runs a self-support center. PWWA also carries out other education programs, research and policy developments and organizes women workers to realize women's human rights.

Her Associates  

@ Action Center for Women Workers' Welfare
   TEL : 032-668-1011 pwwa@jinbo.net

Assigned by Gyounggi province and Pucheon city, the center gives general education and capability building programs for unemployed women and middle-aged women. The center also gives counseling and diverse welfare services as well as supports small grouping.  

◐ General education for working women

● Labor laws and Labor Standard Law
● School for working women
● program for sexual harassment prevention at work
● exposure programs
● special lectures for working women
● ;leadership training for women workers

◐ Vocational Capability Building Training

● special courses for tele-marketers
● course for after-school assistant teachers
● course for reading guiders
● other programs for women-friendly jobs

◐ Events and Campaigns

● Campaigns for rights of irregular women workers
● 3.8 International Women's Day March of Women Workers
● Olympics for unity
● Year-end party for hoping new year
● Visiting Eco-school with children
● Public discussion for the human rights and policies of women

◐ Counseling Center for women's employment
   TEL : 032-668-1050

● Fact finding research on women's employment and development of countermeasures
● Free counseling and job information
● Job Fair
● Free job guidance and test
● Searching job vacancies and information

◐ Counseling Center for Gender Equal Employment
● counseling through internet and e-mail
● counseling on
-- cases of gender discrimination at work
-- unjust dismissal and job insecurity
-- discrimination on employment, promotion and wage
-- marriage, delivery, and maternity protection
-- sexual harassment at work and sexual violence
-- part-time workers and contract workers
-- discrimination against irregular women workers
-- group counseling for each workplace and public discussion on Labor Standard Law
Tel : 0505-519-5050

@ Counseling Center for Gender Equal Employment
   TEL : 0505-668-1011
   Internet : Cholian(Pwwa21)/chamsesang(pwwa21@hanmail.net)
   WEB : www.equaline.or.kr

◐ Small groups
● Occupational groups : group for tele-marketers, school assistant cooks, reading
   guiders, and after school assistant teachers
● Clubs : traditional musical performance, climbing, singing club etc
● Others : all the daughters of the world (single mother group) cafe.daum.net/seddaldl

◐ Action Center for irregular women workers' rights
● free counseling and solutions on back wage, retirement payment, etc
● publication on rights of irregular women workers
● campaigns for obedience of Labor Standard Law

@ Nanum Self-support Center : Designated by Ministry of Health and Welfare, the center supports women in poverty and low wage for their self-support. The center gives counseling and job training and helps to set up and run self-support centers. The center wants to give social psychological support for women in help as well as financial support.  

◐ Ground for self-support
- Counseling
·beneficiaries for National System for guaranteeing Minimum Livelihood
·job guidance/self-support/livelihood
·group counseling for regaining self-confidence
- Education
·to encourage self-support
·training for self-support teams
·job training for women householders
- Support to open business
·information for financial support
·support for joint business
- Research and Development
·developing models of self-support for women
·analysis on women in self-support programs and research on resources for self-support/holding public discussion

◐ Social Work Creation
- home nursing special team
·nursing the serious sick with no family and low wage
·information for free medical service and nursing
- support for after-school assistant teachers
·dispatch assistant teachers for non-profit study rooms for children with low-waged parents
·child care after school and job creation for women

◐ management and support for self-support community
- Side dish service : selling side dish for offices, factories, children and special events
- Helper service : domestic helpers, helpers for mothers in delivery, baby sitters, and home nurses
- handcraft service : traditional handcraft with strays programs and support
- car washing service

◐ Cooperatives : sewing community TEL: 668-1016, 1018

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Ansan Women Workers' Association
TEL : 031-495-6844 / FAX : 031-495-6846

  AWWA was found at Ansan city where Banwol and Sihwa industrial areas are located, in 1998 as only women labor organization in the area.  AWWA aims to lead an equal society of job security and maternity protection for women workers in Korea and works to secure life time right to work for women workers.
At work and home, women face many challenges and suppression. To free from the bonds and to equally shoulder the half of the sky, AWWA supports women workers to enjoy the right social status. AWWA is the friend of women and brightens the future of women workers.

Her activities

@ Couseling : AWWA gives job training to unemployed so that they can re-enter labor market, in particular into the promising sectors for women. AWWA holds counseling and guidance for women to seek jobs and to regain self-esteem and self-confidance as workers.  

@ Education : AWWA carries out education courses on womens' rights, courses to be good parents and exposure programs as well as training for job seekers. AWWA also opens a school for women workers on gender equality education, monthly lectures, and cultural center.

@ Policy Development and Research : AWWA makes fact finding surveys on problems of women workers and on the basis of such researches, develops policies for women workers. In addition, AWWA opens regional discussion and public hearings to make women workers' issues visible and audible.

@ Speical projects for unemployed women and women in poverty :  Together with Action Center for unemployed women, AWWA implements diverse kinds of job training and counseling. AWWA helps unemployed women to make up mutual help unit called 'Sang Jo Hoi' and supports their self-support and self-reliance through cooperatives and other welfare programs.

@ Organizing : AWWA organizes women workers at workplace and through small groups, Sang Jo Hoi, and courses for job seekers.

@ Solidarity Building : As only women labor organization in this area, AWWA builds consolidate solidarity with other private organizations and also cooperates with public organizations to widen her network for better support for women workers.

Her Associates

▶▶ Counseling Center for gender equal employment (Ministry of Labor designated)
     TEL  : 031-494-4362 / 0505-567-5050
     WEB : www.equaline.or.kr

▶▶ Action Center for Women's Welfare (Ansan city assigned)
     TEL: 031-495-6844  

▶▶ Yang Ji Self-Support Center (Ministry of Health and Welfare designated)
     TEL: 031-495-6846  

▶▶ Counseling Center for women's employment (Gyounggi province assigned)
      TEL: 031-495-6845  

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North Cholla Women Workers' Association
TEL : 063-286-7080 / FAX : 063-286-1633

NCWWA opened its office in 16th of May, 1997 and makes every effort to liberate
women and to make a free equal world of women workers.

Her Associates

1) Equaline (TEL: 063-286-1633)

● Counseling : on infringement of women's human rights such as maternity protection, job security, child care leave, child care facilities at work, sexual harassment at work, sexual violence, gender discriminative employment conditions or indirect discrimination
● Education : NCWWA gives education for counselors in Equaline once a month and helps them share their experiences and results of their counselings. NCWWA holds regular meeting to discuss women workers' issues every month and aims to develope capacity of counselors. Since 2001, four instructors approved by Ministry of Gender Equality, have given counseling so more active counseling and training against infringement of women workers' human rights at work can be carried out.
2)  Action Center for Women's Unemployment (TEL 063-286-7080)

● Counseling : disseminating job information and guiding courses for women workers as well as introduction of public works. ACWU also holds group counseling for dismissed women house holders every month.
● Education : education for 30 dismissed women to get new jobs once a month
● Support for minimum livelihood  
ACWU provided 120 dismissed women with rice, fuel and gift cards equivalent to 150,000 won in 1998 and 84 poor women householders with 100,000 won every month from January to March in 1999. In May of 1999, 'Month of Home' ACWU invited  156 dismissed women and their family to an event and encouraged them to get over the hardships as well as shared their pains.
● "Medicare Card" : Since September of 1998, more than 150 dismissed women have used the card, which guarantees their discounted medicare fees from many dental clinics and Chinese clinics.  

3) Action Center for Restoration of Women Workers' Rights

● Campaign : more than once a month, ACRWWR distributes booklets on women workers' rights in particular cleaners, subcontract workers, or prat time workers at the industrial areas in Cheonju and Iksan. ACRWWR also performs street announcement and holds street exhibitions to make people understand situations of women workers. ACRWWR develops campaign strategies to lead more people to get involved in our activities and events.  

● Counseling : ACRWWR gives counseling on minimum wage and application of Labor Standard Law to companies with less than 4 workers.

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Masan-Changwon Women Workers' Association
TEL : 055-261-5362 / FAX: 055-295-5355

MCWWA wants to build a world of liberty where women workers and their families have awareness of their rights and problems and overcome their difficulties as women and workers as well.

Her Activities    

1) Education
MCWWA gives education to women workers so that they can raise their awareness of thier identities as women and as workers. MAWWA held a research on working conditions and real situations of workers as well as wage discrimination in Exporting Free Zone together with trade unions in Exporting Free Zone and Commitee for democratization of trade unions and shared the results with women workers. In addition MCWWA gives education on history, economic/political issues and fundamental reasons of women's problems.  

2) Research and Policy Suggestion
MCWWA carried out researches on living conditions of women workers in the region, health conditions and levels of awareness for women workers, management conditions of companies in EFZ and job insecurity. On the basis of the researches, MCWWA published case books and held public hearings.  
3) Counseling

MCWWA gives counseling to women workers and support them so that they can deal with problems which they are facing everyday at home and at work such as organizing trade unions, wage, unjust dismissal, industrial injury compensation, health, sex, or marriage.
Her Associates

1) Women's School : education for unprejudiced points of view on love and marriage and sharing experiences and opinions among women and men workers

2) Equaline : counseling on wage discriminations and oppression of employers for workers in small or middle sized companies  

3) Tuntuni Children's House
For children who have low-waged working parents, MCWWA set up the house and share the burden of child care with mother workers.

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Pusan Women's Association
TEL : 052-852-6647/8  FAX: 052-852-6649

Pusan Women Workers' Associations and Pusan women's Association was integrated into
Pusan Women's Association in 1995 in order to carry out activities in diverse fields
for better lives of women workers in Pusan.

Her Activists

1) Counseling  

● Saha Counseling Center for domestic violence
● Yeonjae Counseling Center for domestic violence
● Counseling Center for Children  
● Hotline for women house holders

- Counseling (call, interview, and on-line counseling)  
- Study on counseling case (focusing on settlement methods for every case)
- Further Research (counseling through gender perspective, counseling techniques seminar, once every two weeks on Tuesday 10:30 a.m.)
- Research on prevention of domestic violence and spouse troubles and public discussion on how to communicate between spouses
- Lectures on building gender equal relationship between husband and wife for singles
- Workshop for counseling victims of sexual violence and diverse campaigns (how to deal with domestic violence, human rights of women)
- Training for volunteer counselors (free training for counselors, regular training for counselors, and practices for fresh counselors)
- Solidarity building for human rights for women and equal society

2) Building a democratic family

● Husband and Wife : problem solving programs and public discussion
● Parents and Children : how to understand my children, how to communicate my children, how to prepare for the first school day of my children
● Juveniles : science camp, volunteer activities for agricultural areas, juvenile counselor training, education on sex
● Children : science camp, children's camp, children's school, finding treasures in TV
● Seniors : seniors' school, computer class, medicare class
● Single parent : fact finding research on situations of single parent's family, public discussion for policy suggestions, group counseling for single parents, building networks, regular meeting for single moms

3) Human Rights of women
- policy suggestions for prevention of sexual violence and domestic violence
- elimination of householder system
- policy suggestions for termination of prostitution
- expansion of gender equality in the area of education, media and culture

4) Women Workers

- Counseling through Equaline
- Education and policy suggestion for equal employment of women
- Policy suggestion for supporting women at work and at home

Her Branches

1) Saha  
- counseling center for domestic violence
- Participation Team for Assembly : realization of self-governance and local autonomy
- Theater company "Hangajok" (Our family) : performed plays about discrimination and social issues at work and domestic violence from the feminist points of view since 1999
- support volunteer activities  

2) Jin  

- Volunteer Center
- 'Sae ssak"(sprout) Children's center
- Volunteer Team for disabled children
- Volunteer Team "Pul Ggot Hyang" for orphanage
- Volunteer Team "Bud Na Mu" for seniors, disabled children and victims of domestic
- Eco-protectors "Nuri Gikimie"
- Volunteer Team for performing Pung Mul (traditional musical instruments)
- Love Neighbor : free hairdressing for foreign workers, free meals, free dishes for seniors living alone
- Love wheeling : driving service for children in welfare centers and orphanages

3) Young Do : supporting cultural social activities in the region  

4) Dong Rae  

- Cultural Center for women
- Counseling Center for women and family
- Education Community
- Love Children
- Singles : monitoring mass media
- Juvenile Volunteer Counselors

5) Sa Sang

- Participation Team for Assembly
- Solidarity Building in the region
- Love Children
- Supporting small groups

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Kwangju Women Workers' Association
TEL: 062-381-3029 FAX: 062-381-2805

In 1990 KWWA was established for the political, economical, and social rights of
women workers and has carried out education, training, counseling, research and
development as well as organized women workers.  
Her Activities

1) Counseling

Through Equaline, KWWA gives counsels to women workers on recruitment, employment, job arrangement, promotion, retirement, dismissal, prevention of sexual harassment at work, child care leave, and and so on and help women workers to secure their rights and to solve their problems.
TEL: 062) 383-1286

2) Countermeasures for dismissal

- counseling and physiological healing for dismissed women householders
- developing public works especially for women
- self-support by home nurses, home helpers, collectives
- setup regular meeting for dismissed women
- support for medical care and livelihood
TEL: 062) 384-3029

3) Policy development and Research
- fact finding research on working conditions of assistant cooks at school
- fact finding research on working condition of librarians
- public discussion on policy development for workers in small business

4) Solidarity Building : in cooperation with labor, women and other civil organizations in Kwangju

5) Education  

- education programs on understanding laws such as Lbor Standard Law, Equal Employment Law, Child care Law, Employment Insurance Law, Women Development laws, Laws for guaranteeing minimum livelihood
- education on history of women labor movement and its future tasks

6) Self-support  

- House repairing team
- Home Nursing team
- Helpers for women who delivered a baby
- Side dishes delivery team

TEL : 062)384-3029

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Action Center for Women's Unemployment
1. Background for the Establishment of Action Center for Women's unemployment

   The advent of the economic crisis in late 1997 has led Korean women to face severe unemployment. Women were affected by compulsory and prior dismissals and forced to transfer to contract workers.  However, the public view of this women's unemployment was so predominantly male-centered and outdated discriminatory that ideology of "women come   homes" raised its ugly head, rationalizing prior dismissals of women workers.  Gender equality achieved by women workers were at the risk of collapsing. Women householders were in particular threatened.  It was almost impossible for fired women workers to find new jobs. Women's unemployment did not become a social issue and the government released no measures to solve the problem.

   In this situation, Action Center for Women's Unemployment was set up on June 9, 1998 with the aim of making women's unemployment a social issue and carried out series of campaigns to pressure the government to set up measures for women workers to overcome unemployment.

2. Main Activities

1) Direct Support Services for Unemployed Women

* Counseling: Counseling on jobs and family matters, providing comprehensive information on
  women's unemployment.

* Lectures for re-employment, a meeting place for job seekers: Providing comprehensive information needed for re-employment including the real situation and issues concerning women's unemployment, job training, types of public service work and its registration procedures, medical support services for dismissed women householders, information on receiving temporary social welfare benefits, job planning, interview methods, etc. Women exchange information and try to understand their situation, lessening their feelings of defeatism and increasing their capability to survive.

* Skill and Job Training : Women get more opportunities for various skill and job training to help women get hope and strength for the future.
* Aid for poor women : Providing food or fuel supplies to protect unemployed women from severe winter

* Medical Support: Carrying out medical support services with the help of medical NGOs. Unemployed women and children under the age of 18 receive 30 to 50% discount of medical insurance payments.

* Job-creation Projects : Operation of sideline work programs for unemployed women. Participation as assistant child welfare workers in government public works.

2) Policy Campaigns, Research and Policy Recommendations

* Research & Public Discussions: Monitoring public employment agencies, publishing the case studies of women householders and unemployed women, research on long term programs to overcome women's unemployment, discussion in conjunction with the first anniversary of the establishment of Action Center for Women's Unemployment on the evaluation and policy proposals of women's unemployment, discussion on the measures to overcome unemployment faced by middle-aged women, on the case studies of preparations undertaken by women university graduates to overcome unemployment, and on the measures to overcome gender discrimination in the process of job seeking.

* Policy proposals for overcoming unemployment: Five campaigns were undertaken once a month demanding government policy measures together with two major trade unions and a university coalition to achieve women workers' rights. Undertaking continuous campaigns for policy implementation on women's unemployment.

3) Organizing 'Sang Jo Hoi', mutual assistance group : 'Sang Jo Hoi' was formed in each of eight regions to counter women's unemployment. Members of 'Sang Jo Hoi' help each other and come up with measures to counter unemployment.

3. Results of Action Center for Women's Unemployment

1) Support programs for unemployed women: To help and lessen the pain of unemployment through job counseling, skill training, and to provide job information and medical support as well as aid for poor women

2) Organizing Unemployed Women: The greatest result achieved by Action Center for Women's Unemployment lies in organizing of unemployed women and making their voices loud in the society.

3) Making Women's Unemployment a Social Issue: Completion of case studies through counseling and publication of reports, holding public discussions and publicity campaigns through rallies and demonstrations to help change public opinions which only emphasized the pain of men's unemployment.

4) Policy Reflection: Many of the measures put forth by Action Center for Women's Unemployment were reflected in government policy such as introduction of the special measures for unemployed women householders, extension of work for women in public projects, government research on  women-friendly public works, execution of the National Basic Livelihood Plan and guaranteeing minimum livelihood, etc.
4. Self-Support Activity Center

1) Main Objectives

* Creating work to avoid poverty for the achievement of a productive welfare society
* Contribution to increase the quality of life due to the income increase of low-waged women
   and women of secondary social status, and conditional beneficiaries.
* Support to increase in the individual quality of self-support and to cultivate cooperative
   awareness through community experience and project activities.
* Construction of Social Safety Net by providing comprehensive family support services.

2) Operational Aims

* To maintain successful self-support programs with the development and management of the
   potentials of the beneficiaries and people with low-income.
* To heighten the success of self-support programs through coordinated support systems in order
   to meet the challenges after entry into the labor market and in order to increase the desire of
   beneficiaries and people with low-income.
* To create a gender-neutral model of self-support programs through the supervision of case
   studies in consideration with the characteristics of women's life patterns.
* To overcome `the feminization of poverty' and to achieve women labor rights and
   contribution to productive welfare.
* To enhance regional community spirit and to construct a social safety net through
   comprehensive services for families who are the supporters and obstructers of people in
   self-support programs.
* To activate a liasing network of civilians and the government for the increase in the
   efficiency of self-support programs and for the regional stabilization of people in self-support
   programs and for the effective operation of women-related self-support programs.

3) Guro Self-Support Center
* Common Work Room

   Common work room for designated beneficiaries is used as a basic evaluation process, the first step being the completion of toys, the second step the completion of clothing and finally, the assembly of electronic products. That is, providing sideline work for people in conditions unfavorable to employment as a method of life support and opening a way for these people to join a business group or community after passing through step-by-step work processing.

* Another Room
   Another Room is a self-support clothing community open to the beneficiaries who have undergone step-by-step work processing in the common work room for producing and selling   clothing or house accessories.

* `Fox's Skill'
   `Fox's Skill' is a brand name of clothing company created by Seoul Branch of KWWAU, meaning of high skill. Every month, two job-seekers are assigned to the process of production, receiving direct training and this leads to employment opportunities. Production is expanded through education sessions on skill-training once a month.

* Cooking Project
   Cooking project provides training for people who want to develop and open their own food business. Raw materials for cooking are supplied.

* Helpers for Mothers Project
   Helpers for Mothers Project is to make up an occupational community carrying out training to secure jobs for members of the project. Members are trained and dispatched as helpers to the homes where mothers have given birth. Monthly regular meetings are held in order to share experiences and exchange information.

* Comprehensive Helpers Project
   Like the helpers for mothers project, this project is to build an occupational community which trains people as maids, cleaners and so on as part of a comprehensive helpers project. A monthly discussion is held to increase cohesion of members and effective operation of the project.

4) Bupyong Self-Supporting Center

   Designated by Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Center is to carry out self-support projects for low-income people and to give information necessary for self-reliance, skill training, support for economical activities such as business openings, etc. Participants manage the operation and nurturing of self-support communities and common work rooms and share job introductions. Also the Center holds self-support contract projects, and develops many activities for improving the welfare of residents from other regions.

*  Lunch-box Community "Mother's Taste"
   This is for the unemployed women and they make contracts to supply lunch for children  and workers. They prepare all types of lunchboxes (company lunchboxes, lunchboxes for events) with care and love and take orders for gimbab and kimchi as well.

*  House Renovation and Construction Community "Master Craftsman"
   This is for unemployed people with low-income who have the intention to be part of self-support house renovation and construction projects and they repair public offices, schools, parks, social welfare facilities and non-profit organizations.

*  Private Nursing Community "Mother's Touch"
   This is  a fully service-oriented community for nursing the sick. Community members have to complete a training course under a professional instructor and then dispatched as private nurses to the sick in hospitals or homes or as helpers for women who have just given birth.
   11 hours - 30,000 won / 24 hours - 45,000 won

*  Free Housing Repair Project
   This project provides free housing repair services to the beneficiaries of National Basic Livelihood Plan, the elderly who live alone, disabled people, and so on.

*  Welfare Private Nurses' Project
   This provides free private nursing care at home or in the hospitals to the beneficiaries of National Basic Livelihood Plan, the elderly living alone, the disabled, boy and girl householders and other seriously ill people who have no family members.
*  Common Work Room Project
   This operates common work rooms for producing 'Han Bok' Korean traditional casual dress and common work rooms for producing electronics parts and toys to give sideline work for the participants.

5) Buchon Self-Supporting Center

   Designated by Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Center is to carry out job consulting, job training, operation and support of communities concerning self-support and self-reliance activities for low-income women in the Buchon region. The Center creates public service works and also provides economical, social, psychological support for self-reliance.

* Basic Projects for Self-support Projects
①   Consultation
  ․Counseling for the beneficiaries of National Basic Livelihood Plan
  ․Job counseling/ counseling on self-support activities/ life counseling
  ․group counseling for building self-esteem
②   Education
  ․Community education to enhance awareness on self-reliance
  ․Self-support project-oriented education
  ․Job training for women householders
③   Business Opening Support Projects
  ․information for business loans
  ․supporting joint business openings
④   Surveys and Research Projects
  ․Model development for women self-support work
  ․Analyzing the types of self-support work applicants and holding research and discussions on
    the resources for self-support work

*  Social Work Creation Project
①   Sharing Private Nurses' Service Project
․offering private nursing care to seriously ill patients without guardians in low-income
․free private nursing care in hospitals or at home
②   Dispatching teachers for after-school activities
․supporting teachers in non-profit study classes as welfare services for children in
   low-income families
․guiding children after-school hours and creating work for women

*  Operation and Support of Self-work communities
①  food community
․well-trained women from low-income families with excellent cooking skills prepare
   food and meals.
․common meals in the offices or factories
․all kinds of kimchi / side-dishes
․lunchboxes for events - meals for nursery schools

②  Durea’ Comprehensive Helper Dispatch Project
․dispatching trustworthy and well-trained people.
․Domestic helpers: parties, house cleaning and other household work
․Helpers for mothers: Operates a program to help new mothers
․Babysitters: natural and communal with tender care
․Private Nurses: caring for patients at home & hospitals

③  Straw Crafts Project
   Training by a master in traditional straw craftsmanship and support provided for operation of crafts room or training as instructors inducing the spread of traditional culture and self-reliance

④  Durea Car Cleaning Project
   Training program offered on car maintenance/cleaning and also providing steam cleaning and coating using a steamer cleaner in places convenient to customers, helping to increase income and self-reliance

⑤ Operation of Common Room for Sideline Work
   Training on making clothing and later introduction to jobs or development into self-support communities
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