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Gov’t Support for Multicultural Families Incites Unfriendliness Among S. Koreans: Study

Gov’t Support for Multicultural Families Incites Unfriendliness Among S. Koreans: Study

SEOUL, June 10 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that South Korea’s financial support for foreigners tends to focus on multicultural families, and is inciting an unfriendly sentiment among South Koreans against foreigners. Kim Mi-young, a researcher at Kyung Hee University’s Center for Cross Cultural Studies reported in her recently published thesis that [...]

Free ‘School Newsletter’ Translation Service for Immigrant Mothers Introduced in Seoul

Free ‘School Newsletter’ Translation Service for Immigrant Mothers Introduced in Seoul

SEOUL, April 3 (Korea Bizwire) — A new service for immigrant mothers who are struggling with the language barrier translates Korean newsletters that their children bring from school into the mother’s native tongue for free. The Happiness Foundation, a charity foundation run by South Korean energy and telecom conglomerate SK Group, said Thursday that it [...]

Ratio of Babies Born to Multicultural Families Hits New High in 2019

Ratio of Babies Born to Multicultural Families Hits New High in 2019

SEJONG, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The proportion of babies born to multicultural families out of all childbirths in South Korea reached an all-time high in 2019 due to the country’s low birthrate, government data showed Thursday. The number of babies born to multicultural married couples came to 17,939 last year, down 0.8 percent from [...]

Seoul Vows Greater Role in Supporting Multicultural Families Hit by COVID-19

Seoul Vows Greater Role in Supporting Multicultural Families Hit by COVID-19

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s government will play a greater role in helping multicultural households overcome various difficulties caused by the coronavirus outbreak, a Cabinet minister said at a forum on multiculturalism Wednesday. Minister of Gender Equality and Family Lee Jung-ok made the promise in her address delivered at the 2020 Multiculturalism [...]

Majority of Multicultural Teenagers Suffer in Silence Even When They are Bullied

Majority of Multicultural Teenagers Suffer in Silence Even When They are Bullied

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has showed that a large proportion of high school students from multicultural families are suffering in silence when they are bullied since many they have no one to turn to for help. The state-funded National Youth Policy Institute carried out a survey of 1,118 teenagers in [...]

Chungbuk Office of Education Sends School Newsletters in Multiple Languages

Chungbuk Office of Education Sends School Newsletters in Multiple Languages

CHEONGJU, June 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Multicultural families in North Chungcheong Province may no longer feel embarrassed when they receive newsletters from the schools their children attend. A Vietnamese woman who came to South Korea 11 years ago through international marriage said, “I was perplexed when I received newsletters from my son’s school since it [...]

Multicultural Centers in S. Korea to Offer Special Programs to Nurture  Multilingual Speakers

Multicultural Centers in S. Korea to Offer Special Programs to Nurture Multilingual Speakers

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — As speaking multiple languages is gaining importance in a rapidly globalizing world, institutions set up across South Korea to support multicultural families are offering special programs to provide children with early opportunities to learn multiple languages. Seoul’s Dongdaemun District Family Center is offering ‘one home two languages’ program for [...]

Public Agencies to Help Immigrants Acquire Driver’s Licenses

Public Agencies to Help Immigrants Acquire Driver’s Licenses

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A number of public institutions nationwide that support multicultural families are offering programs to help immigrants acquire a driver’s license. The Chuncheon Healthy Home Multicultural Family Support Center in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province announced on Thursday that it will begin offering special courses from March for members of multicultural families [...]

Inequality Within Multicultural Families

Inequality Within Multicultural Families

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has found that marital discord among multicultural families is severe, however there are no detailed policies in place to solve these issues. According to a recent report titled “The Reality of Gender Inequality among Multicultural Families and Policy Direction” released by the Korea Women’s Policy Institute [...]