UINCEF is an abbreviation for the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund. It was created for the purpose of relieving children without religious, national, or ideological discrimination. Its’ headquarters is located in New York, and the Korean Committee for UINCEF started a few years ago, promoting the issues of children around the world. This year, CWNU created the UINCEF student support club, and I interviewed some team members.
Q: Introduce yourself and tell us why are you started the UINCEF student support club?
A: I am Hwang Byungho, from the Department of Business Administration. I am president of the UINCEF student support club. I am interested in global volunteering. I received news about starting a student support club from the Busan UINCEF office, so I thought this was a good opportunity.
Q: what is the UINCEF University student support club?
A: There are 20 members. Fifteen universities from the Gyeongnam, Gyeongbuk, and Busan regions are participating. The UINCEF offices are in Seoul and Busan. The Korean Committee for UINCEF is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Korea received funds from UINCEF from 1950 to 1993. In 1994, Korea changed to a support nation. Korea is the only country that did this among UINCEF member nations. To commemorate the 20th anniversary, UINCEF implemented this program in order to work with locals.
Q: What does the UINCEF University student support club do?
A: There are four activities. We provide information, protect children’s rights, and protect child development. Second, we create a fund for the world’s children. Third, we recruit UNICEF supporters. Last, we produce UCC and SNS activities for children. The CWNU team is active in making plans for the school and local area. In May, we promoted the OK114 application. If people install OK114, they support UINCEF. This activity can help the world’s children without money. Because of our promotion at CWNU, 628 students installed OK114. We are now planning an activity for July.
Q: Do you have anything to add?
A: The UINCEF University student support club represents the school. I am unaccustomed to club activity, because this is my first time. But we take considerable pains to promote. We do activities every month, and we would like the participation the CWNU students. If you want to be a regular supporter, please contact me.
Next, I interviewed the vice-president of the club.
Q: Why are you participating, and how do you feel?
Kim Insuk : At first, I thought I should do volunteer work but I did not have a specific plan. Meanwhile, I started the UINCEF University student support club because of the president’s suggestion. When my parents were young, they received aid from other countries’ relief activities. This inspired me. If we help others, many children can be happy. Many people volunteering together is better than volunteering alone. I try to promote sincerely so that others will be interested. I appreciate people who offer help.
Han Minji: I did a little volunteer work before the UINCEF University student support club. However, I wanted to do regular volunteer work. I seriously thought about this problem, when the president suggested the UINCEF club. At first, I did not have any knowledge about it. But once I understood it, I felt really great. Our main purpose was to recruit regular supporters. Though this activity, I met many people and took on more responsibility. These activities allow me to grow more and more. I will keep trying to do my best.
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