Through the program, post-exam counseling and stress-reduction activities will be available in various areas where students tend to gather. Many high-school seniors suffer from depression and anxiety after taking the state-run exam, which is considered a crucial step in determining their future.
The program will be offered in the city’s Suyu-dong, Insa-dong, Cheonho-dong and Daechi-dong neighborhoods, as well as near Sillim Station and Hongik University.
Activities will include making “worry dolls” and “wish bracelets,” and test-takers will be able to take stress-measuring tests and attend counseling sessions. VR and escape rooms will be set up so they can take a break from academics and play games.
In case of emergency or if a student or parent needs immediate help, the city of Seoul will provide contact information for youth shelters and the Seoul Metropolitan Counseling and Welfare Center for Youth.
By Lee Tae-hee (firstname.lastname@example.org)