KCK Charity Event in Gwangju

Kenyans in Korea gathered in Gwangju for a charity event on December 19th.

The words of the KCK Chairman, Dr. Benson Kamary says it all: “Thank you Kenya Community in Gwangju (and friends of Kenya) for an extra ordinary welcome and time together yesterday. It was great having KCK Charity & End of Year gathering in Gwangju (the birth place of KCK and a birth place of Korea’s democracy). We cherish the time we spent with those lovely Korean children~eating together and playing at the Children Center. The visit to the May 18 Memorial Tower and Museum was both informative and reflective. What a way to spend Christmas/ New Year. We will never forget^^!”

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Korean Government Scholarships 2016

Applications are now open for 2016 Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP). Korean government invites 120 (via Korean Embassies) and 25 (via the Regional Universities) international students from 66 countries who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree at higher educational institutions in Korea. Scholarships are awarded for 5 years from March 1, 2016-February 28, 2021.

 

Grantees should take a one year preliminary Korean language course before pursuing an undergraduate degree course (4 years). To be selected as a KGSP grantee, any applicant should successfully pass through the 1st selection process set by the Korean embassies Continue reading

Kenyans plan for a “Big Meeting” during Chuseok

10428637_10204984127429645_6165489492626017948_nKenya Community in Korea (KCK) will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) during the Chuseok holiday on Saturday September 26th 2015. This meeting is expected to be one of the biggest gatherings for Kenyans since inauguration of KCK in October 2009. The chief guest will be H.E. Mohamed Gello, Kenya ambassador to the Republic of Korea.

Throughout the year Kenyans living in Korea have come together for various activities among them the Seollal (Lunar New Year) Meeting held at Bethany Church in February, where over 60 Kenyans and friends gathered. During the meeting KCK new leadership was sworn in and 2015 calendar of activities was unveiled.

The upcoming AGM is set to be held at the same venue; Bethany Methodist Church (CANA HALL), in Daerim, Seoul. This time round Kenyans are also invited for a big meal Continue reading

Jambo Kenya Korea: Welcome to Fatherland, Mr. President

KCK’s JamCover page picbo Kenya Korea newsletter is hereby published online. The publication features President Obama’s historical visit to Kenya (his “fatherland”) among other stories from Kenya and Korea.

Our quarterly newsletter is jointly published by Kenya Community in Korea and the Embassy of the Republic of Kenya (Seoul).

Read the online edition here: Jambo Kenya Korea Summer Edition 2015 July – September

To contribute articles please email: kcknewsletter@gmail.com or kenyakorea@gmail.com

Visit http://www.kenyakorea.org for more information about Kenya Community in Korea.

 

“We nailed it!” 100 Kenyans and Friends Gather for KCK Retreat 2015

_MG_0678KCK made history again! It was colorful day and night on Saturday as Kenyans gathered at the Gwangalli Beach fun-filled day. KCK Busan Branch, who planned for the 2015 annual retreat, hit its target of hosting 100 people – the biggest and the most organized retreat in the history of KCK. By the close of the day, 101 people had gathered at Pukyong National University for a delicious Kenyan dinner comprising of chapatti, pilau, kachumbari, karanga, chicken, vegetables, fruits, salad, ice-cream and drinks. The Kenya Embassy Continue reading

“We nailed it!” 100 Kenyans and Friends Gather for KCK Retreat 2015

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KCK made history again! It was colorful day and night on Saturday as Kenyans gathered at the Gwangalli Beach fun-filled day. KCK Busan Branch, who planned for the 2015 annual retreat, hit its target of hosting 100 people – the biggest and the most organized retreat in the history of KCK. By the close of the day, 101 people had gathered at Pukyong National University for a delicious Kenyan dinner comprising of chapatti, pilau, kachumbari, karanga, chicken, vegetables, fruits, salad, ice-cream and drinks.

The Kenya Embassy headed by H.E. Ambassador Mohamed Gello, was down at the coastal city to join Kenyans for the historic retreat. The Deputy Head of Mission Amb. Chege Gathoga and four other staff from the Embassy were also in Busan with their families.

Other guests included Mr. Lee Jong Cheol, Assistant Secretary General of BFIA, Mr. Dan Kim, a businessman, and friends of Kenya from Korea and different nations.

During the retreat, KCK unveiled the Big Book, summer edition of Jambo Kenya Korea. KCK official website was also launched. H.E. Amb. Mohamed Gello commended KCK Executive Board for attaining major achievements within only five months of their leadership. He said that the Embassy will support KCK activities.

The dinner ended at around 10.00pm after which Kenyans moved to other locations to enjoy the night life in the City.

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KCK’s Big Book to be unveiled on August 1st!

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAKenya Community in Korea is set to unveil the BIG BOOK  ( a collection of  academic papers (Thesis/ dissertations/ journal articles/ conference papers) authored by KCK members, former and current. The idea of creating a “big book” is to make these papers available and accessible to researchers, future students and policy makers. The collection will be available at:

–         National and private libraries

–         Research institutes

–         Education foundations Continue reading