We are introducing our new interns at the Human Asia for 2019.
Hello, I am Yedam Kim, a new intern at the Human Asia. I have been drawn into refugee crisis since I was an exchange student last year. I could meet refugees in person thanks to the NNIC(Northern Nevada International Center) where I worked as an intern. I was so moved by not only their kindness, but also their struggles and efforts to settle down in America. Even after I came back to my country, I couldn’t stop thinking about refugees. Therefore, I applied for the Human Asia intern to contribute to making a better Asia region for refugees. I assure that this internship would be a valuable opportunity for me to learn deeply about the human rights.
My name is Minyoung Park, an intern at Human Asia for this semester. Spending over seven years abroad in three countries located in three different continents, I have opened my eyes to societies with each one’s unique culture, political status, and economic background. My ultimate goal is to accept such differences and establish a global mechanism to promote sustainable development ensuring basic human rights. Especially interested in education rights, I am sure that the Human Asia internship in the department of International Development will be a good learning process.
Hello, my name is Jisoo Yeo. I have studied Sociology and Women’s Studies in Ewha Womans University and specialized in women’s rights and related issues. Humanasia has a mission of promoting human’s rights in Asia, the continent that has the most population, yet has the lowest understanding of human’s rights. Understanding and promoting both human’s and women’s rights in Asia are main interests that I have had so far, therefore I am grateful to join in Humanasia as an intern. Majority of women in Asia are living in a strong patriarchal cultural context and they are experiencing various problems such as early child marriages, low-paid labors, sexual exploitations and exclusion in education. Those are the things that cannot be solved in short-term, but need to be dealt with very comprehensive and long-term approach. To solve prevailing inequality around Asia, we need to seek the promotion of general human rights with empowering women and local community through education. I hope I can contribute myself to promoting human’s rights through my internship in Humanasia.
I’m CheonHaeng Hong, who is an intern for Human Asia Education Department. Last summer, the arrival of Yemeni refugees into Jeju which was as hot as the weather, changed my life as well as my backpacking trip. Three months of volunteer work at the Yemeni refugee camp in Jeju gave me a knowledge the word ‘fullness’ through my experience, and I decided to follow it. When I looked at the request for ‘the abolition of the Refugee Act’ last year, I thought, “If the former inhabitant’s human right consciousness do not follow the increasing number of immigrants, current conflict would be a just small hill.”, so I realized the importance of education to resolve the conflict. During a half-year internship for Human Asia Education Department, I hope it will be a time to understand poor human rights situation in many Asian countries and learn how to improve and help together in Human Asia.
This is Sohyun Jeong, doing internship at Human Asia this year.
I am interested in various boundaries that divide center and periphery within our society. I try to defamiliarize our surroundings that we have taken for granted. It gives us power to uncover violence and discrimination pervasive in our society.
Hope I can learn a lot from internship program.