Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP)
Younhee Shin, the Program Coordinator for KSCPP along with Kyung Pak came all the way from New York for the day to speak to our group. Founded in 2005, the KSCPP’s aim was to introduce the history and culture of Korea to the world. They not only shared Korean history and its contributions but also focused on the modern innovations that Korea now enjoys and shares with the rest of the world.Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP).
KSCPP focused on the founding of the Korean language via a video Hangul: The Language of Compassion. Created in secret in the mid-15th Century by King Sejong, the Korean language based upon 28 new letters was an attempt to democratize the written language. At that time in Korea, the written language was primarily based upon Chinese characters which were difficult for the general population to learn. As a means to alleviate poverty and abuse by the ruling elite, this new language was based upon the sounds that every day people would make and King Sejong hoped it would increase literacy in his country and help improve the living standards of his people. To hear how he accomplished this feat please go to Hangul the Language of Compassion (see video by clicking on Go Back).
In addition to exposing us to some of the history of Korea, Shin also shared the latest advances that the Korean people have come to enjoy. The digital revolution has entered Korean life much like that of the United States. Thanks to the many innovations that local companies like Samsung have created, Koreans enjoy many digital advances in their daily lives. Mobile check-in doctor’s appointments, prescription orders and digital payments of medical visits, digital hotel check-ins have now become more common place for those who have access to these smartphone devices. In addition, local doctors have pioneers advancements in medical procedures like the Dual Liver Transplant as well as other types of robotic surgeries and treatments for cancer as well as increasing the survival rate of premature babies.
For more information about KSCPP please visit their website: http://kscpp.net/