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For the Youth

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For the Youth

By Kim Ji-hun Reporter, Junior of English Language and Literature

  Daejeon, one of the five largest cities in the Republic of Korea, is often called "Nojam City" (‘having nothing fun’ city). Though it has convenient traffic access and geographical strengths from being located in the central part of the country, Daejeon has nothing to see or enjoy. Is that really true? Maybe we don’t know enough about Daejeon. Daejeon has designated 2019 to 2021 as the Year of Daejeon Visit and it is holding various cultural events. Also, the city is carrying out more policies for young people, especially with the increasing number of the older generation. Cheongchun Village is an organization that is working for young people.

 Cheongchun Village is a nonprofit corporation in Daejeon City. Since 2017, young people working with the organization voluntarily plan cultural activities and establish various cultural networks between young artists, businessmen, and students to make Daejeon a city of youth culture. For example, they have hosted events at an outdoor rooftop theater, sponsored an event where young people share their hobbies and talents, offered a cooking class with a young chef, and held events where young people can communicate their dreams and concerns. In these diverse ways, the Village is trying to communicate with young people and make a connection between them. Let’s look at the details.

1. Worker Networks

 Since 2019, Cheongchun Village has held events for young workers especially. They have offered classes where participants can make candles, tiramisu cake in a bottle, a diary, a wool felt bag, and so on. Through hosting these classes, the Village brings the participants meaningful results in a short time. In addition, through writing and presentations in the speech class, young participants are able to build confidence and form a communication network with each other.


2. Hobby Festival

 The Hobby Festival is the program in which young people share their hobbies and talents. Though it was just started in 2018, it has already established itself as a very successful event of the Village in 2019.


 Young people can operate their own booths at the event. They can experience various activities, like making perfume, a herbarium, or a wish bracelet. Also, they can learn calligraphy, play a board game, or have a tarot card reading all in one place.

 

3. Cheong-starz

 Cheong-starz were the supporters of the Village. Young people who had an interest in planning cultural events were recruited. Cheong-starz contributed to the development of Daejeon youth culture by planning and participating in the events of the Village. These passionate supporters made their creative ideas come true for the youth through this opportunity. For example, they hosted the make-up program ‘Beauty Days’ and the tea ceremony program ‘Dado Nado’.


 As you have seen so far, Cheongchun Village is trying to provide various opportunities for the young and striving for the cultural development of Daejeon City. They are still making more interesting events. Are you still bored in Daejeon? Why don't you try to take part in the Village’s activities?

Take part in the Village’s activities.