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Taekwondo Peace Corps eyes new volunteers

The World Taekwondo Peace Corps Foundation, a non-profit organization promoting peace through the traditional Korean martial art, is looking for new volunteers for this year’s program.

The World Taekwondo Federation, the sport’s governing body, established the Peace Corps in 2008 to provide more opportunities for youths in developing countries. 
A volunteer teaches Sri Lankan participants during the 2010 Taekwondo Peace Corps program. (World Taekwondo Peace Corps Foundation)
A volunteer teaches Sri Lankan participants during the 2010 Taekwondo Peace Corps program. (World Taekwondo Peace Corps Foundation)

The Taekwondo Peace Foundation was established in 2009 to further develop the program.

Last year, a total of 309 volunteers were sent to 45 countries across the world to teach taekwondo and spread Korean culture.

The World Taekwondo Peace Foundation started last week receiving applications for the 2011 Peace Corps.

Anyone under the age of 35, specialized in areas such as sports, arts and Korean literature and Korean, can apply for the program until May 10. Selected volunteers will be dispatched to developing countries among the 193 members of WTF for two months up to one year, from July this year. For more information visit www.tpcorps.org or call (02) 546-0074.

By Oh Kyu-wook (596story@heraldcorp.com)
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