Koreans offer livelihood training

The Cebu Provincial Government in collaboration with the Philippine-Korea Cultural and Educational Exchange Center is conducting a livelihood skills enhancement program led by Dr. Choi hoon Young and Vice Governor Agnes Magpale.


Representatives from Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) offices were trained on nail art design by a volunteer from the Philippine-Korea Cultural and Educational Exchange Center last Monday morning at the 2nd floor PB Lounge, Legislative Building. On Tuesday, they were trained to make decorative rag dolls made from locally available materials.

Trainings for flower arrangement as well as hair cutting and styling are set for the remaining days of the week. Trainees will also learn Korean language on Wednesday and Friday.


Dr Choi’s goal is to train people from the government. He hopes that they will apply what they learned in the livelihood programs of the government.

Young has lived in the country for more than  10 years and his heart is overwhelmed at how Filipinos have welcomed Koreans. He wanted to reach out to the Filipinos specially teenage mothers, the Kopinos (Korean-Filipinos), and persons with disabilities (PWDs). He cheerfully shared that many talented Cebuanos and Koreans are showing interest in volunteering for livelihood programs. He is hoping for the partnership with the province to continue.

Dr. Choi invites the public to join the kimchi demo on Dec. 9 at the Legislative Lounge located at the 2nd floor of the Legislative building starting at 8 a.m. Interested parties are required to pay PhP 50 registration fee for the ingredients. They can take home the kimchi after the training. Cris de los Reyes