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Seoul to Provide Emergency Support to Kindergartens with Foreign Children

Seoul to Provide Emergency Support to Kindergartens with Foreign Children

SEOUL, June 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul city government will provide education fee support to kindergartens with foreign children that are suffering from financial difficulties stemming from the prolonged pandemic, officials said Wednesday. Under an emergency handout, the city government will cover half of education fees of 1,556 foreign children enrolled in 551 national, [...]

Justice Ministry to Grant Stay Visas to More Foreign Children Studying in S. Korea

Justice Ministry to Grant Stay Visas to More Foreign Children Studying in S. Korea

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will temporarily expand visa issuance for foreign children staying illegally in the country to better guarantee their right to education, the justice ministry said Thursday. Until now, undocumented foreign children eligible for visas have been middle and high school students, as well as high school graduates, who [...]

Gimhae City Apologizes for Mandatory Virus Testing of Foreign Children amid Xenophobia Concerns

Gimhae City Apologizes for Mandatory Virus Testing of Foreign Children amid Xenophobia Concerns

SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The government of the southeastern city of Gimhae apologized Thursday for ordering mandatory COVID-19 tests of foreign children registered at the city’s daycare centers amid a backlash over xenophobia and rights violations concerns. A government memo obtained by Yonhap News Agency earlier this week showed the municipality, located 300 [...]

Gimhae City Withdraws Virus Test Program of Foreign Children amid Xenophobia Concerns

Gimhae City Withdraws Virus Test Program of Foreign Children amid Xenophobia Concerns

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The government of the southeastern city of Gimhae on Wednesday withdrew a mandatory virus test program of foreign children registered at the city’s daycare centers amid a backlash over xenophobia and rights violations concerns. A government memo obtained by Yonhap News Agency showed the municipality, located 300 kilometers southeast [...]

Mandatory Virus Tests for Foreign Children Raises Concerns over Xenophobia

Mandatory Virus Tests for Foreign Children Raises Concerns over Xenophobia

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The government of the southeastern city of Gimhae has ordered mandatory COVID-19 testing of foreign children registered at the city’s daycare centers, raising concerns of xenophobia and possible rights violations. A government memo obtained by Yonhap News Agency showed that the municipality, located 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul, ordered [...]