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Bringing the Kids of Kumkang School to the KOICA Global Village

Four Saturdays ago, we, at “The 601 Habit”, had the opportunity to bring the kids of Kumkang School to the KOICA Global Village at Seongnam-si, Gyeonggido. The KOICA Global Village is located in a sprawling area which also houses various KOICA buildings including dormitories for visiting KOICA volunteers and staff from other countries and training… Read More Bringing the Kids of Kumkang School to the KOICA Global Village

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“Hands-On Philippines” of “The 601 Habit”

When the opportunity to send second-hand computers came, the ladies of “The 601 Habit” worked together to make the project possible and doable. We learned that the number one concern of most schools from the rural areas is the lack of hands-on experience for the school children. This makes computer literacy a theoretical experience only… Read More “Hands-On Philippines” of “The 601 Habit”

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Welcoming the New Philippine Ambassador to South Korea

The Philippine Embassy here in Seoul welcomed the new Philippine Ambassador to South Korea through a simple celebration which was simultaneous with the Philippine Independence celebration. I was told that this year’s Philippine Independence celebration was toned down as compared with the previous years in consideration of the Sewol tragedy which happened in April but… Read More Welcoming the New Philippine Ambassador to South Korea

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Searching for the Malangabang Fishermen

Original post was published at ABS-CBN GLobal-Filipino on January 13, 2014 titled How Pinays in Seoul Helped Fishermen In Iloilo Island. I am reposting with additional pictures: When our Seoul-based all-women group, The 601 Habit, decided to help the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, we had no concrete project in mind. It could probably just have… Read More Searching for the Malangabang Fishermen