POSCO: Ministry of Gender Equality and Family – Korea Healthy Family Institute signs MoU on multicultural family support projects
I Through a public-private partnership, it promotes support projects to improve the autonomy capacity of married migrant women and support the careers of their children.
I Provide employment education to married migrant women and provide personalized career advice to their children
I Support for three years with the POSCO Foundation 1% raised with 1% of the salary of POSCO employees
▲ POSCO held an agreement ceremony at the POSCO center in Seoul on the 25th with the Ministry of Gender and Family Equality and the Korea Healthy Family Institute for mutual cooperation in favor of married migrant women and multicultural children.
From left, Jeong-Woo Choi, CEO of POSCO, Young-Ai Chung, Minister of Gender and Family Equality, and Keum-Ok Kim, head of the Korea Institute for Healthy Families.
POSCO (CEO Jeong-Woo Choi) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a project to support migrant women and children through marriage with the Ministry of Gender and Family Equality (Minister Young-Ai Chung) and the Korea Institute for Healthy Families (Chief Keum -Ok Kim) on May 25 to support enhancing empowerment capacities of multicultural families.
POSCO CEO Choi, Minister of Gender Equality and Family Chung, and Head of the Korea Healthy Family Institute, Kim, signed a business agreement at the POSCO Center in Seoul, to support the basic learning and computer education for married migrant women and to support their children’s careers and scholarships.
The support project, which started last year with a collaboration between POSCO and the Ministry of Gender and Family Equality, is expected to be implemented by the Korea Institute for Healthy Families which runs the center for support for healthy families and Danuri (multicultural family support center) nationwide and will be promoted for the next three years.
This project plans to support by reflecting the needs of married migrant women who want more stable and professional jobs rather than simple work-oriented jobs and also by focusing on GED (General Equivalency Diploma) and specialized computer training to acquire the necessary training for employment.
Women eligible for assistance are married migrant women focused on areas of the main activities of the POSCO group, including Gyeongsangbuk-do, Jeollanam-do and Incheon. In particular, additional scholarships will be awarded upon entering universities after passing the GED.
In addition, in order to help children from multicultural families to become healthy members of society by helping their children to pursue higher education, the project will also help them choose their careers according to their interests and talents.
At the same time, he plans to select around 20 students enrolled in the excellent staff database of the Ministry of Gender and Family Equality to provide scholarships to develop their strengths to encourage talented people who can be role models for multicultural children.
This project is very important because it helps family members to settle and grow stably in society as the number of multicultural family members continues to increase to 1.06 million in our society and it is promoted by the POSCO 1% Foundation, which is managed by donating a portion of the salary of the employees of the POSCO Group.
POSCO CEO Choi said: “I hope this project will help married migrant women who want to work in high quality jobs and adolescents from multicultural families who are worried about their careers.” He added: “I want this project to give new hope to multicultural families and create a virtuous circle in which their changed lives give courage to others.
Meanwhile, during the MOU event, coffee was served at “Café Oasia”, run by married migrant women. Cafe Oasia is a social cooperative created to provide employment for married migrant women, and more than half of its employees are married migrant women. Six of the country’s 19 stores are operated in POSCO and in the offices of group companies.
POSCO regularly carries out support projects for multicultural families. In particular, it has supported joint marriages for multicultural families since 2007, and in 2010 it received a big response by supporting the creation of the “ Danuri Call Center ” which helps married migrant women adjust to their young. life in Korea.