Central Asia Support Association was established in Seoul
Central Asia Support Association was established in Seoul to help strengthen contacts between students from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan. Master’s degree student of Seoul University Zhanar Yegisbekova represents Kazakhstan in the organization.
ZHANAR YEGISBEKOVA, KAZAKHSTAN’S REPRESENTATIVE IN CASA:
- I arrived in South Korea four months ago and didn’t know how to use the metro card in the subway, which mobile service to buy, how to get to my university and many other things which newcomers have difficulties with. At that time, we had the idea of establishing an organization that would help people from our region to adapt faster in South Korea, because we speak the same language and look similar.
The association also promotes the Central Asian culture among South Koreans. The organization members established the Aral Sea Support Fund and plans to continue working on these developments and more in the New Year.
MANSUR BABADZHANOV, UZBEKISTAN’S REPRESENTATIVE IN CASA:
- In 2019, we are planning to grow more and we are planning to bring more people in. So, specifically, we are planning to organize workshops for Central Asians in Korea. Most people have hard time to adapt to new environment. But with our help, with our workshops, with our educational programs, with our training programs, hopefully we will help a lot of Central Asians to adapt easily to this country.
Recently, the association members held a meeting. Visitors, including Seoul residents and foreigners, were treated to traditional Central Asian food. A concert was held where the visitors enjoyed the world hits played on dombyra.