YANGGU, Apr. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Army soldiers are showing a softer side, volunteering as study room teachers for children from local vulnerable areas.
Yanggu County in Gangwon Province will run a “small study room” where six soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division will be invited as instructors to teach children as part of the Dream Start project.
Volunteer soldiers will support customized learning by teaming up with students and improving their basic learning skills.
For first to third graders, the volunteers will run Korean-language and basic math classes, while fourth to sixth graders will be taught English and math, and middle schools students will be taught math.
The small study room, which opened on April 19, will hold classes every Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. until October 25.
An official from Yanggu County announced on Sunday that this year, first-year middle school students, who are supposed to graduate from the Dream Start project, will also be given an opportunity to participate in the education program so that they can improve their learning skills as well as continue their development.
Dream Start is a program designed to provide health, welfare and education services to vulnerable children under 12 years of age, and currently 150,000 people across the country are receiving support as part of the initiative.
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