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BTS’ J-hope Donates 100 mln Won for Children in Need amid Pandemic

BTS’ J-hope Donates 100 mln Won for Children in Need amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Aug. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – J-hope, a member of popular K-pop band BTS, donated 100 million won (US$84,416) for children suffering economic hardship due to the new coronavirus pandemic, a charity group said Tuesday. According to ChildFund Korea, J-hope expressed hope that his donation will be delivered to children in crisis, especially to those [...]

Researchers Develop Bracelet-shaped Wearable Device for Play

Researchers Develop Bracelet-shaped Wearable Device for Play

DAEJEON, July 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have developed a bracelet-shaped wearable device by using a sound augmented technology, a national research university said Wednesday. The device named ‘Sound Wear’ is a wearable device for play that allows children not only to detect and choose sounds but also make them and exchange them [...]

Human Rights Watchdog Asks Gov’t to Consider Plight of Unregistered Children in S. Korea

Human Rights Watchdog Asks Gov’t to Consider Plight of Unregistered Children in S. Korea

SEOUL, May 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Children who are not registered for long-term stay in South Korea should not be forced to leave the country unconditionally, recommending that the government come up with a system through which qualifications for residency could be assessed, a public human rights watchdog said Wednesday. The National Human Rights Commission [...]

Exhausted Parents Struggle to Take Care of Children with School Year Delayed

Exhausted Parents Struggle to Take Care of Children with School Year Delayed

SEOUL, March 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Parents are struggling to find the time and space to spend time with their children as authorities have delayed the new school year due to the coronavirus outbreak, and with cabin fever setting in. All kindergartens, elementary, middle, and high schools across the country will begin their school year [...]