On May 29, 2012, Mr. LEE Sang-Hoon (Deputy Director, PROCOM (Oganisation pour la Promotion de la Communauté Rwandaise, Kigali, Rwanda) was invited to present a Social Outreach Seminar entitled “ODA (Official Development Assistance) vs. ODA (Our Development Alternative)”
On discrimination, he cites his personal experience in Afghanistan where widowed women sat on a floor to beg for alms. He elaborated on traditional practices which stem from longstanding poverty such as early marriages, female circumcision, human sacrifice, and nursing mothers throwing babies into bushes. It was identified from his presentation that even though poverty exists everywhere, the most affected region is Africa.
MR LEE concluded his presentation by mentioning how personally, governments, NGO’s and other developed countries are contributing in different ways to alleviate poverty in the world. For his part, he said that he has established a community nursery school in Rwanda with his wife to support the vulnerable in the society.
This lecture was made possible through the invitation of APS Associate Professor KIMURA Rikio.
Written by Mr AMO Thompson (APU GSAM)