The Jeju Forum for Peace & Prosperity
Ken will be speaking on volunteering in Jeju, at the Jeju Forum. He will speak at the Foreign Advisory Committee session.
His topic is s follows:
Foreigner to Resident: What do our new foreign residents bring to the community?
What strengthens the fabric of a community? Meeting the needs of the local community is often a sign of how healthy all aspects of life are in our daily family, work and social lives; even the environment and economy. Volunteering is a valuable ‘thread’ for any community.
In this talk, Kenneth McLeod, a Canadian citizen and Jeju resident of 13 years, discusses what foreigners can bring to a local community through volunteerism. Rather than suggesting the assistance government should provide newcomers, this talk provides insight into what new residents are often ready to contribute: their time.