The participants of YES Korea 2019 batch II have already been in South Korea today. Cipta Bangsa Foundation has arranged the schedule for them along with the host in Korea, KDPV.
The participants left for Korea on 5th March, Tuesday morning and arrived in Incheon International Airport at around 2 p.m. They’re going to have a project in DMZ for about three months. DMZ itself stands for Demilitarized Zone. The complete name is KDPV, which means Korea DMZ Peace-Life Valley, but it’s usually shortened by DMZ.
It is a research and training center, established in 2008 by many prominent peace and ecology activists with the support of the Korean government. The goals of KDPV are to create a ‘desirable development model’ that conserves the ecology, history and culture of the DMZ region while empowering the quality of life of its habitants.
KDPV provides education and training programmes for residents in the DMZ area, military officers, corporate officials and employees, teachers, primary and secondary school students, and university students. The programme ranges from field-visits, manual work, immersion experiences to thematic introductory courses, leadership training, and global peace education. Henceforth, the participants from Universitas Gajah Mada will be a part of the programmes run by KDPV. They will help the local officer to take care of the programmes.
The participants are supposed to leave for home country, Indonesia on May 2019. Good luck and stay healthy, guys!