The “Happy Move Global Youth Volunteers” Camp is a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiative sponsored by HMC Korea (Hyundai Motor Company) and supported by FSL-India (Field Services and Intercultural Learning) and, IWO Korea (International Workcamp Organization. The 1st Happy Move Camp was conducted in July 2008 and is held every six months.
The “6th Happy Move Camp” started on the 18th of January in Chennai and concluded on the 15th of February in Delhi. A total of 225 Korean volunteers arrived in 2 batches, along with a group of 15 Korean doctors. Each batch stays for a period of 2 weeks. The volunteers participated in organizing medical camps and health awareness campaigns, as well as education and renovation work in schools and villages located in Chennai and Delhi.
Until now all the 5 Happy Move Camps were held in Chennai. This year for the first time, one batch of the Happy Move Camp is being held in Delhi. Another distinct feature of this camp is the participation of University students from Chennai and Delhi. Indian University students were introduced in this camp to promote Intercultural learning and to encourage dialogue between Korean and Indian participants.
1st Batch in Chennai – 18th January to 30th January – 134 Korean volunteers; 15 Korean doctors; 26 University students from Chennai.
2nd Batch in Delhi – 5th February to 15th February – 91 Korean volunteers; 19 University students from Delhi.
Through the Happy Move Camps, not only would the volunteers be able to make a small but meaningful contribution to the local communities of Chennai and Delhi, but it would also offer young Korean/Indian college students an opportunity to understand Indian/Korean community and culture as well as recognize their responsibilities as a global citizen. The program not only intends to serve the communities of selected villages through Volunteering, but it also facilitates Youth Exchange and promotes Inter-cultural Learning between Korean Youth and the Local Community of Chennai and Delhi.
Coming Soon – more information and pics of the Happy Move Camp in Delhi !!!!