University of Seoul (UOS) Student Council recently opened a volunteer workshop called ‘Free Computer Class for Local Residents’. This volunteer project is meant to provide opportunities for local residents to learn basic PC skills. The recipients of this ‘Free Computer Class’ are likely to be the elderly, young children and students.
UOS is planning to teach the local residents basic PC skills from how to turn on/off the computer to a bit sophisticated SNS using skills. Anyone with PC knowledge and a passion to volunteering was eligible for the position. Sixty students out of total recruitment of 70 applied for the position within the first recruiting week, showing passionate participation. UOS Student Council looks forward to even more participation. The classes will take place every Tuesday and Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. starting from April 3.
With half-price tuition becoming an increasing hot issue among citizens, UOS embraces the responsibility of social volunteerism. This is because half-price tuition fees are mainly funded by the Seoul citizen’s tax and UOS also tries to actively react to their needs. UOS is presently trying to open up other various volunteering activities for currently enrolled students.
UOS also runs the ‘Donghaeng Project’ as means of social volunteerism. ‘Donghaeng Project’ is an official volunteering program for UOS students to help them from elementary to high school with educational or life-mentoring needs. Alongside with the Donghaeng Project and the Free Computer Class, UOS anticipates contributing even more socially in the future.