Korean peacekeepers organize cultural exchange activities with students
UNIFIL peacekeepers from the Republic of Korea organized a “Design Day” event under the theme “Integration Between Korean and Lebanese Cultures,” in partnership with the Lebanese International University (LIU) in Tyre, earlier this week.
During the 17 July event, hosted in LIU’s Tyre campus, 100 artworks (characters, paintings, photos, and sculptures that represent Korea and Lebanon) made by the Korean contingent and LIU students since May were displayed in the school’s auditorium. Some 300 guests, including local mayors and LIU students, were invited to the event and they viewed the displayed artworks and took time to experience and understand Korean culture.
The “Design Day”, which first began last year, is an event that displays artworks created by members of the UNIFIL Korean contingent and LIU students with the aim of strengthening friendship between Korea and Lebanon. This week’s event was the second organized this year.
After the exhibition, members of the Korean Contingent performed the Korean traditional drums and their Taekwondo routine in an open plaza in front of the LIU Tyre campus main building.
The event, which provided an opportunity for the participants to experience Korean culture yielded positive response from the students.
After the event, UNIFIL’s Korean Contingent Commander Colonel Jin Chul Ho said the Korean Contingent, which marked its 11th anniversary of deployment to UNIFIL on 19 July, will plan for “our next 10 years in Lebanon based on our achievements thus far.”
“As part of that effort, we will continue to actively participate in cultural exchange events with local communities like we have done so through Design Day with LIU and do our best to publicize Korea by successfully accomplishing our mission,” he added.