CHEONGJU, Oct. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Children of some 390 Afghans under South Korean protection were seen welcoming a Korean instructor on Thursday.
Currently staying at the National Human Resources Development Institute in the nation’s central county of Jincheon, they seemed to have adjusted well in less than two months.
The North Chungcheong Province education office has been consulting 195 Afghan children and students here since last month, and taught art and culture and the Korean language as of last Friday.
“The children were pretty nervous at first, but now, they are always smiling, holding my hand, and just having fun,” one of the instructors said.
There are 30 people including interpreters and instructors participating in the education program, which started with art and collective counseling to care for the children’s psychological state.
During the process, the staff identified three students with brain lesions and optical or hearing disabilities, bringing speech therapists and special education teachers for them.
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