`School of Hope` which is located in Yongdu 2-dong, Dongdaemun-gu is the new model of voluntary activity. All of its constituent members are volunteers. It is almost impossible to find another organization like theirs. Students from the Dept. of International Relations form one main part. And personnel from Cheiljedang form the other main part.
Interview with Ms. Kim Hye-young, the chief of this school.
Reporter : What do you think about the participation of university students in this voluntary activity? Ms. Kim : I think it is positive. They usually don`t have much social experience yet, and it is very good opportunity to gain more experience. Reporter : There is an idea that if there is no benefit in volunteering, ultimately it is impossible to take part in voluntary activities. How do you think about this? Ms. Kim : I don`t think so. Volunteer for voluntary activity sake. I think it is worthful if you find worth in volunteering.
Interview with Lee Kyung-ju, Soph., Dept. of International Relations, volunteer in `School of Hope`
Reporter : What is your impression after experiencing this voluntary activity? Lee : I think there are some differences between the time when I didn`t volunteer and now. As I do this activity directly, responsibility is occuring. To be frank, I also feel some pressure of obligation. It is not always easy to share and arrange my schedule to participate in voluntary activities every week. Actually, I don`t want to go there sometimes.
Reporter : Is there anything you want to tell someone who is going to start voluntary activities as a former experienced volunteer? Lee : It was not as easy as I thought before. If you have some intention, it is good to try. But, difficult problems may exist. Anyway, it will be a good and meaningful experience in your university life. Just try it out!
Interviewer`s Commentary : I request you if you want to participate here or to do any voluntary activity, contact them via the following telephone number or e-mail address. Tel. : 02 - 926 - 5520 E-mail : email@example.com Voluntary activity can be a chance to have a great experience in providing your abilities to society as an intelligent person who treads the path of learning, although it is sometimes hard to do.