RESULTS Korea co-hosts RTEI side event for WEF 2015
This blog was cross-posted from RESULTS Korea.
The opportunity of WEF in Korea was a great one for RESULTS Korea. As the national manager, the one representing RESULTS Korea, I attended the 4 preparatory meetings and got to meet the KoFid and spoke up at every opportunity.
RESULTS Korea held 4 E&A meetings about WEF and advocated for basic education. (3 by Seoul Group and 1 by New Group formed by Ahreum)
Some results include
1 op-ed produced – first ever Korean language media piece produced on RESULTS issues.
One meeting with a secretary of ruling party member of National Assembly
Jung, Doo Eun – 3rd time elected.
One very positive letter from Kim, Sang Hee, opposition party’s member.of National Assembly.
RESULTS Korea is now recognized as a key member of Education related issues and has developed a positive relationships with World Vision, Esperanto Association and KoFid (Korea Civil Society Forum on International Development Cooperation). – which is the umbrella group that deals with International Development in Korea.
About RTEI, RESULTS Korea co-hosted this event and certainly this was an opportunity to show up as a major stake holder of the Education promises. There were 25 participants plus the 2 RESULTS US and 4 Korea members.
The discussion was engaging for all the participants and old relationships seemed to have solidified and new interests were developed.
As a child, my father got sick and all of a sudden I wasn’t able to go to school. So I know first hand what it is to have your future of possibilities and opportunities disappear. So it was great to be able to participate and provide what I am able to so that the children of the world will not have to face that kind of despair.
All in all it was a true privilege to be a part of this worthwhile discussion and creating a brighter future.