People of Korea Given Learning Opportunities Through Various Hands-On Programs, Held Under Donation for Education Programs Desi
People of Korea Given Learning Opportunities Through Various Hands-On Programs, Held Under Donation for Education Programs Designed to Provide Balanced Regional Education Donation for Education Exhibition 2017, hosted by the Ministry of Education (Minister and Deputy Prime Minister for Social Affairs Kim Sang-gon) and organized by the Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Creativity (KOFAC, President Tai Hyun Park) and the Gwangju Metropolitan Office of Education (Superintendent Jang Hui-Guk), came to a close on December 17 (Sun.) at the Kimdaejung Convention Center in Gwangju. Held over a period of four days, starting on December 14 (Thurs.), the exhibition attracted over 130,000 visitors, which is more than any previous regional Korea Donation for Education Exhibition. Visitors of all ages, ranging from elementary, middle, and high school students to adults, had opportunities to experience various regional donation for education programs. Held under the theme “All Children are Our Children! Donation for Education for All Children!”, the exhibition was participated in by more than 140 organizations (Outstanding Donation for Education Institutions, businesses, public organizations, schools, etc.), which showcased various programs in seven exhibition and experience pavilions: Road to the Future, River of Culture, Path of Innovation, Forest of Coexistence, Dreaming Village, Forest Path of Life, and Exciting Plaza. The Dreaming Village pavilion, in particular, provided career experience programs through booths run by the Korea Elevator Safety Agency , Korean Food Cultural Center , and Asiana Airlines , where students were given opportunities to learn about different occupations and explore various career choices. At the Path of Innovation pavilion, students were also able to gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge science and technology, such as ICT, robotics, and virtual and augmented reality, to which they usually have very limited access, allowing them learn more about about the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In addition, programs such as the “Donation for Education Relay Lectures,” which featured Kim Jong-seok, a comedian, and other speakers, as well as “Comagic,” a comedy magic show and a musical performance were held on the main stage, while lectures titled the “2017 Donation for Education Golden Bell,” “The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Careers,” and others, arranged by schools and organizations, were held on the small stage. All of these lectures and shows attracted many visitors and were a great success. President Tai Hyun Park of KOFAC, which organized the event, remarked, “I hope that this exhibition encourages regional communities to participate more in Donation for Education, a platform for providing various hands-on experiences and education that are unavailable in schools. It is important that we discover more donation for education resources in regional areas so that our children can participate in various creative activities and experiences and we can reduce the differences between the capital area and regional areas.” [Photo] From December 14 (Thursday) to 17 (Sunday), visitors enjoyed Donation for Education Exhibition 2017 at the Kimdaejung Convention Center in Gwangju.