The Society of Nepalese Students in Korea (SONSIK), a nonprofit organization, is the sole and registered student organization of Nepali students, academicians and intellectuals in the Republic of Korea. The Society was established in 2004 and was legally registered under the local Administration Office of Republic of Korea in 2015, with an objective to promote academic, professional and other mutual interests through a wider, regular and more frequent exchange of ideas and views among the Nepali students studying in different academic institutions throughout South Korea. Since its inception, the Society has worked to build up an academic network among the Nepali students by easing the transition into Korean society and to create a common forum for exchange of ideas about research and other academic opportunities. SONSIK does not have any affiliation with any corporate, political or governmental organizations.
According to a 2010 survey conducted by civic groups and the Korean Center for City and Environment Research, and estimated 1500 South Koreans live on the street. The majority–a population that is 95% male and centered mostly in Seoul–can be found in groups scattered around Seoul Station and at various subway stations throughout the city. Approximately 300 homeless reside in Busan and Daegu combined. Though these figures are relatively small in a country of million, 1500 homeless means 1500 people who often go hungry while the rest of the population eats.
Topic : Although it was written in 1994, Yi Mun-yol’s An Appointment with His Brother is still highly relevant today, particularly with North Korea’s almost continuous presence in international news headlines. What does the novella show you about North Korea, its culture, and its people that is different from what you imagined from the media coverage of North Korea? What does it tell you about the complex issue of reunification and the potential problems it raises for both North and South? Given what you learn from reading the novella, how would you describe its underlying central theme? Use examples from the text and from the media to illustrate your points.