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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Fri, March 24, 2023 | 05:20
Outstanding high school students
Hong Seok-yeon is a junior at Seoul Information Technology High School. Born to a Mexican mother and Korean father, he shows a strong interest in his mother's home country.
Outstanding elementary school students
Born to Chinese parents, Cui Yun-zhi is a sixth grader at Yangji Elementary School in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province. She is an exemplary student with strong leadership skills.
Children from multicultural backgrounds are Korea's future
It has been 11 years since The Korea Times established the Korea Multicultural Youth Awards in 2012. I would like to congratulate the winners of this year's awards.
Outstanding middle school students
Born to Colombian parents, Jairo Andres Ramirez Cruz first came to Korea from Colombia in 2016 at the age of nine. Six years have passed since he began his school life as a second grader at elementary school. He is now a second grader at Hongik Middle School in Seoul.
Prime Minister's congratulatory remarks
Greetings to the outstanding award winners. I would like to express my gratitude to the staff at The Korea Times for organizing this meaningful event.
Special Awards
Syrian national Aljalaali Marwa came to Korea in October 2015 at the age of 10. Fleeing from their war-torn homeland, her family settled in the central city of Daejeon.
Outstanding volunteer
Lee Eun-og, 57, a teacher-librarian at Gonjiam High School in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province, is dedicated to supporting children of multicultural backgrounds.
All-rounder Jennifer Lee takes pride in her multicultural background
Jennifer Lee, a sixth grader at Sangtap Elementary School in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, is a multi-talented student who excels in her studies as well as extracurricular activities. Born to a Mexican mother and a Korean father, she naturally speaks Spanish and Korean. She also speaks German and English, both of which she has been studying since her early childhood in Mexico.
Debate reignites over indoor mask rule
A debate has reignited over the indoor face mask mandate following a move by the Daejeon city government to lift the requirement in the region, going against the nationwide directive that has been in place for over two years. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) has requested the city government to refrain from making unilateral decisions in COVID-19 respons...
Migrant rights groups call for investigation into sudden death of Nepalese worker
Local migrants' rights groups are calling for a thorough investigation into the recent death of a Nepalese worker at a meat factory, as they view that the death could be related to harsh working conditions. Birendra Tamang, 25, who was working in a meat factory in Seosan, South Chungcheong Province, was found dead in his dormitory on Nov. 27, according to the police. His deat...
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