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Monthly Activities

20230203_K-Temple Cooking Class

Itaewon Global Village Center and Temple Food Center will hold a “K-Temple Cooking Class” on Friday, February 3rd from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Rice cake soup or “tteokguk” (떡국) is a delicious, filling soup made of disc-shaped rice cakes in a clear broth. It’s a traditional must-eat Lunar New Year’s dish. Especially this time, we will be using seaweed fulvescens or maesaengi which offers the deep flavors of the ocean. Plus, we will be making three colored Korean pickled radish wraps (mussammari). This dish is made with pickled radish, your choice of vegetables all wrapped up in a thin sheet of Korean pickled radish. It is easy to make and is served as an appetizer.

A monk will show a demonstration on how to make the two dishes, and then all participants will have the time to make them with 3-4 other participants. This is a group cooking activity so you will have to cook and share everything with your group mates. Since eating inside the cooking studio is not allowed, participants will have to bring their own containers so that they can bring home the food they made.

**FOOD ALLERGY WARNING: Basic ingredients that will be used in this class as follows:
-Seaweed fulvescens rice cake soup: sliced oval-shaped rice cake, seaweed fulvescens, dried shitake mushroom, tofu, dried leaves of the tree of heaven, dried kelp
-Three-colored Korean pickled radish wrap: radish, minari (dropwort), shitake mushroom, paprika, beet, gardenia seeds, fried tofu, ground sesame mixed with salt, sugar, sesame oil, vinegar

Please take note of the ingredients before registering for the class.

This class will be held near Anguk Station (Line3). You will need to pay 20,000 won of participation fee in advance. Once you register, specific details will be sent to you. To register, email us your name, nationality, and phone number

*Language of instruction: Korean (with English interpretation)

Email: moonsr@yongsan.go.kr

20230207_Volunteering at Mannasem: Homeless People Support Center

Itaewon Global Village Center is looking for volunteers to help out at Mannasem: Homeless People Support Center. The volunteer days will be on February 7th (Tues) & 21st (Tues) from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Volunteers can choose which day they would like to join.

Mannasem offers a temporary home to homeless people struggling through various life difficulties. As volunteers, we will help the center by distributing food and washing the dishes. Currently, the center lacks the manpower to help maintain their small kitchen that provides free lunch to homeless people in Seoul. So your time and efforts will be a great help to them!

The activity will be done in Mannasem Center which is near Seoul Station. Complete details will be emailed to you once you have completed your registration. This volunteer activity is open to foreign residents aged 18 years old and above. To register, fill out this form: https://forms.gle/xGHQGggw6aeWmws89 (or you can scan the qr code on the poster).

⇒ Volunteer Certificates can be issued if needed. If you have a 1365 ID, please include that and your DOB when you register.
⇒ Please be advised that Itaewon GVC does NOT provide any kind of visa sponsorship, an official invitation for immigration purposes, accommodation, or compensation for these volunteer activities.

20230217_Step-by-Step Painting Class for Teens

Itaewon Global Village Center with the help of our art teacher, Ms. Tanya Kim, will be hosting an IN-PERSON Step-by-step Painting Class FOR TEENS on February 17th (Fri) from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Tanya will teach your kids how to draw and paint modern minhwa. Minhwa is a Korean folk art; and through this class, they will learn different traditional minhwa elements. After that, they will be showcasing what they have learned by sketching and painting their own modern minhwa art.

This class is open to all foreigners aged 10 - 15 years old. Tanya and Itaewon GVC will be preparing all the materials you need for this class The fee for the materials is 10,000won. (*Pre-payment is required)

If your kid is interested to join this class, email us your name and your phone number, your child’s name, age, and nationality at kapcorteza@yongsan.go.kr

◆ Specific details will be emailed to you once we have received your registration.
◆ Language of instruction: English (but the teacher can speak Russian)

20230223_Deoksugung Palace & Daehan Empire History Museum Tour

On Thursday, February 23rd from 10:45 to 1:00 pm, Itaewon Global Village Center will hold a “Deoksugung Palace & Daehan Empire History Museum Tour”.

Deoksugung Palace is one of five royal palaces remained in Seoul. Mainly built at the term of the 20th century, Deoksugung Palace is the smallest of Seoul’s palaces. The name Deoksugung Palace means “Palace of virtue and longevity” in the spirit of praying for long life for Emperor Gojong. Located at the corner of Seoul’s busiest downtown intersection, Deoksugung Palace is famous for its elegant stone-wall road. It is also the only palace that sits alongside a series of western style buildings that add to the uniqueness of the surrounding scenery.

Tour courses(English tour guide will be provided):
☞ Deoksugung Palace Buildings (50min)
☞ Daehan Empire History Museum (45min)
(*Subject to change due to weather condition, etc.)
(Approximately 10~20 minutes of break time in between)

This tour will be held in Deoksugung Palace (near City Hall Station (Line1)). The tour will cost 1,000won. You will need to pay 1,000won at the tour of the day. Youth aged 7 to 18 years old can pay 500 won since 50% discount is applied. Once you register, specific details will be sent to you. To register, email us your name, nationality and phone number. Email: moonsr@yongsan.go.kr (or click the button below)

Language of instruction: English

20230223_K-Temple Food Cooking Class

Global Village Center and Temple Food Center will hold a “K-Temple Cooking Class” on Thursday, February 23rd from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Tofu ball soup (두부완자탕) is a delicious soup made of mashed tofu rolled into balls and boiled in a clear broth. This is a delicious, filling soup to be enjoyed during the cold winter days.

In addition, we will be making seasoned young cabbage and shiitake mushroom salad (geotjeori) as a side dish. Geotjeori
is basically a kimchi that is made to be eaten fresh without fermentation. As such, the vegetables are lightly salted. This side dish is great with any Korean meal. To make the dish more filling and special, we will be adding some shiitake
mushrooms.

A monk will show a demonstration on how to make the two dishes, and then all participants will have the time to make them with 3-4 other participants. This is a group cooking activity in which you will have to cook and share everything with your groupmates. This is a group cooking in which you will cook and share everything with your group mates. Since eating inside the cooking studio is not allowed, participants must bring their own containers so that they can take home the delicious food made in class.

This class will be held near Anguk Station (Line3). Participation fee for this class is 20,000 won. Advance payment is required. Once you register, specific details including basic ingredients, etc. will be sent to you. To register, email us your name, nationality and phone number.

-Email: moonsr@yongsan.go.kr

-Language of instruction: Korean (with English interpretation)

20230224_Hanji Tray Making Class

On Friday, February 24th, 2:00pm-4:00pm, Itaewon Global Village Center will hold a Hanji Tray Making Class. The class will take place in person at the Yongsan Art & Craft Center.

The instructor, Ms. Chi from Yongsan Art & Craft Center who is teaching various Hanji craft programs will be leading the class.

Participants will make a tray by using Korean traditional paper, Hanji, which was used from since ancient times.

-Size of a tray: 9cm * 21cm * 2.5cm
-Fee: 25,000won (for a single tray)

Pre-registration and payment are required.

To join, please email us your name, nationality and contact number.

*Language of instruction: Korean (with English interpretation)

Email: yjheo1@yongsan.go.kr

20230224_Volunteering at Yonggang Center for the Elderly

Itaewon Global Village Center is looking for volunteers to help out at Yonggang Center for the Elderly. They need volunteers to help at their in-house kitchen on February 24th (Fri) from 10:30AM to 1:00PM.

Yonggang Center for the Elderly is located close to Mapo Station. It is a welfare center that caters to Korean elderly and is comparable to an elderly community center where they can congregate, participate in various activities, and unwind, rather than being left at home alone. There is a canteen in the center where elderly folks can eat. They require assistance with food distribution, washing the dishes, kitchen cleanup, and helping elderly people with mobility issues. Your assistance is desperately needed because the kitchen is handled solely by volunteers.

If you want to be one of the volunteers, register by sending us your name, nationality, phone number in Korea, and date of
birth. Complete details will be emailed to you once we have received your registration.

Email: kapcorteza@yongsan.go.kr

⇒ Volunteer Certificates can be issued if needed. If you have a 1365 ID, please include that and your DOB when you register.
⇒ Please be advised that Itaewon GVC does NOT provide any kind of visa sponsorship, an official invitation for immigration purposes, accommodation, or compensation for these volunteer activities.

202302_Volunteering for Global Kimy’s Angels

Itaewon Global Village Center is looking for more volunteers for this volunteer activity.

Global Kimy’s Angels aim to make children from unfortunate backgrounds happy by giving them hand-made dolls. As volunteers, we will help the team to make dolls that will be distributed to different children's organizations, or to lower income groups, or single parent families.

Since we will be making hand-sewn dolls, volunteers should know the basics of sewing. Our volunteer leader will check our work to ensure it passes the quality standard.

When: starting from February 6th, every Monday from 1:00pm-4:00pm (*subject to change)
Venue: Itaewon Global Village Center, 5th floor Hannam building 211 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (서울시 용산구 이태원로 211 한남빌딩 504호)

To join, please kindly email us first so that we can check the number of volunteer joining and prepare enough materials.

Please email us your name, nationality and contact number if you are interested to join (yjheo1@yongsan.go.kr).
For Inquiries: 02-2199-8884

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