May 20 is the 16th 'TOGETHER DAY'!

Every year, May 20 in Korea is Together Day. Together Day is a nationally celebrated day in Korea established with the intention o...

Every year, May 20 in Korea is Together Day.

Together Day is a nationally celebrated day in Korea established with the intention of creating a multicultural society where people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds understand and coexist with each other. It is celebrated annually on May 20.

According to the OECD's classification, a country is considered multicultural if the percentage of foreigners in its population is more than 5%. As of 2022, according to the Ministry of the Interior and Safety, the proportion of foreigners in South Korea is 4.3%, and it is expected to become an internationally recognized multicultural and multiethnic country very soon.

South Korea continues its efforts to respect the values and diversity of a multicultural society, foster understanding and coexistence among its people, and create a culture of mutual respect. Together Day is a special day in Korea to honor these ongoing efforts.

Gyeonggi Province is the region in South Korea with the highest number of foreign residents. In response to this, Gyeonggi Province is actively making various efforts and policy support for foreign residents in many aspects.

1. Gyeonggi Province Supports Childcare Fees for Foreign Children for the First Time among Local Governments

Gyeonggi Province provides a monthly childcare fee of 100,000 KRW to foreign children aged 0 to 2 (4,902 children) attending childcare centers in the province. This is the first initiative of its kind among local governments nationwide.
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2. Gyeonggi Province Multicultural Family Speaking Contest Event

The 14th Gyeonggi Province Multicultural Family Speaking Contest, which is held on May 19, 2023, aims to promote understanding and communication among multicultural family members, create happy homes, and foster global talent.
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3. Foreign Schools in Gyeonggi Province

Gyeonggi Province has excellent foreign schools where foreign children can study in English-speaking or Chinese-speaking environments. Shall we take a look at them one by one?
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4. Gyeonggi Province Foreigners' Human Rights Support Center & Foreigners' Welfare Center Operation

If you have difficulties related to legal/labor disputes, racial discrimination, and more, please consult the Gyeonggi Province Foreigners' Human Rights Support Center. The center provides services such as legal, labor, and human rights counseling to foreign residents.

If you are a foreigner in need of Korean language education or medical and welfare support, please visit the nearby Gyeonggi Province Foreigners' Welfare Center. In collaboration with the government and civil society, Gyeonggi Province has established individual foreigner support centers in 11 cities to provide diverse services including counseling, education, healthcare, and cultural programs, aiming to improve the welfare of foreign residents.
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On the 16th Together Day for Cultural Diversity, let's make efforts together to create a society connected by equality, mutual understanding, and respect!

Happy Together Day!



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Gyeonggi Province of Korea (Official Blog): May 20 is the 16th 'TOGETHER DAY'!
May 20 is the 16th 'TOGETHER DAY'!
Gyeonggi Province of Korea (Official Blog)
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