History

2012

Following the celebration of the tenth anniversary of Daum Foundation last year, 2012 has been a year for a fresh start towards another ten years ahead. While reviewing its mission, Daum Foundation has made a special effort to develop YouthVoice, ITcanus, and Ollybolly into more socially influential enterprises by refining their operations with much higher levels of field applicability and expertism.

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the enterprise, YouthVoice has analyzed the media works produced by youths over the past decade, and invited the participants and mentors to share their memories and discuss the possible directions YouthVoice could take in the future. YouthVoice Lab has supported various experimental projects in order to help the youth freely express themselves through the media. In the Media Conference, the lecturers, who grew up with YouthVoice, have produced works together with a group of youths aged 13 to 18. Further, YouthVoice has promoted a broader participation of Frientors in its programs, consolidating its mission as an enterprise created and operated by the youth themselves.

ITcanus started its new program "ChangeON@" as part of its educational support and has since discovered and shared a variety of media utilization cases in the areas of Jinju, Cheonan, and Pusan. In the technological support section, ITcanus has explored diverse methods of field support by experimenting with "CookIT," an IT pro-bono activity among the people in their 20s. In addition, sights worthy of preserving for the future generations have been selected through 'eharu616 Digital Heritage Award"; and the beta version "Open Know-How" has been changed to "Open NPO Archive," now engaging in archive-oriented services and concentrating on recording the experiences and know-how in the non-profit fields.

Ollybolly has uploaded the contents of online picture books from various regions including Asia and the Middle East; opened six Ollybolly Sections in the elementary schools and public libraries selected through the public advertisement and screening; produced and distributed Ollybolly Educational Manual to the places of education across the country; and extended the utilization of Ollybolly as educational contents by using the Manual in carrying out a training program for teachers. Further, multiple ways of utilizing the online picture book have been explored, for instance, funding the cultural diversification activities which make use of Ollybolly Online Picture Book.

January: YouthVoice Lab Special Lectures and Other Ongoing Lab Projects
January: YouthVoice Lab Special Lectures and Other Ongoing Lab Projects

The first month of the year 2012, a special lecture series entitled "My Endurance Training" was organized by YouthVoice Lab and held for five days from the 9th to the 13th. Each day, one lecture was given on such subjects as games, animation, rap, classical and popular music, and so forth! Some Lab projects that had started in 2011 still continued this year, that is, <Experimental film Project>, <Docu Project>, <Image Project>, and <Web Project>!

February: Recruitment of the Tenth-Year Team of Frientors
February: Recruitment of the Tenth-Year Team of Frientors

After the ninth-year frientors' term was over, the tenth-year frientors have been selected. They are kind and quiet, but full of enthusiasm. Here are the tenth-year team of frientors who will lead YouthVoice together.
Kwon Chae-mun, Cho Chae-hui, Kim Hyo-sok, Song Na-rae, Yim Un-ji, Song Yun-sop, Pak Su-jin, Cha Mi-hyon, Yi Chong-hyon, Kim Pyo-ri, O A-rum, Yi Chi, Kang So-hyong, Yi Sang-min, Yi Chin-ju, Yim Chang-jun

February: YouthVoice Lab, February Programs and Projects
February: YouthVoice Lab, February Programs and Projects

YouthVoice Lab offered a chance to think about "study" during the spring break. For an open-hearted conversation on the topic of study, the "living library" method was used! Each project taking place in the Lab was given the finishing touch, in preparation for the exhibition in early March. It was a meaningful vacation!

March: YouthVoice Lab, March Program and Opening of Experimental Exhibition
March: YouthVoice Lab, March Program and Opening of Experimental Exhibition

In March, there was an opportunity for youths in their teens and those in their twenties to meet and have an open-hearted conversation about their concerns. Four tenth-year frientors in their twenties told the teens about their own experiences of career concerns and the choices they had made as teenagers!

April: 'YouthVoice' in the Youth Film Special Screening of the 13th Jeonju International Film Festival
April: 'YouthVoice' in the Youth Film Special Screening of the 13th Jeonju International Film Festival

On the 29th of April in 2012, in the Youth Film Special Screening of the Jeonju International Film Festival, four works supported by YouthVoice Pre-production support program and twelve video works of the participants in YouthVoice Lab Project were screened. As in 2011, the Screening was sold out this year as well. There was a conversation session between the film makers and the audience, prepared to have the youth ideas fully understood.

April: YouthVoice Lab, Mini Program Began!
April: YouthVoice Lab, Mini Program Began!

Mini Program lectures began in April. Young lecturers talk freely about any media-related subjects. Mini Programs will go on, with absolutely no pressure whatsoever, even with only two or three people in the audience! Find out what kinds of programs have been on in the April Lab Diary~

May: 2012 Media Production Support Starts!
May: 2012 Media Production Support Starts!

Media Production Support aims to encourage the youth to think for themselves, voice their ideas, and propagate them through the use of media. Applications were received in April and May. Along with the mentors, YouthVoice first screened the submitted documents, then carried out the interviews. Interviews were held on the 19th of May, an orientation session on the 2nd of June, a general workshop in August, and the final preview session on the 17th of November. Check out the venues!

June and July: YouthVoice Lab, Mini Program Continues
June and July: YouthVoice Lab, Mini Program Continues

Mini Program was offered in June and July, without fail. YouthVoice Lab met with young people to discuss photography, after-effects, paintings, movie viewing, and many other interesting topics. Preparation for the Media Conference is also well under way!

August: 2012 YouthVoice Media Conference
August: 2012 YouthVoice Media Conference

From July 31st to August 2nd, the 2012 YouthVoice Media Conference was held at Lotte Human Resources Development Center in Osan. In total, seven media workshops were offered for the youth interested in media. A total of 130 participants contributed to the completion of media production results. Take a look at the scenes of the Media Conference teeming with zeal!

August: Recruitment of The Eleventh-Year Team of Frientors
August: Recruitment of The Eleventh-Year Team of Frientors

Frientors of the eleventh team have been selected, who will succeed to the energetic frientors of the tenth team. Here are the frientors of the eleventh team, who will do a splendid job together.
Kwon Hui-bom, Kim Un-jae, Kim Tae-ryong, Mo Sang-u, Pak Chong-un, So Chi-son, Yi Tong-yop, Yi Chong-hyon, Pak Chi-won, Pak Hyon-so, Yi Sang-min, Chong Yon-jong, Chong Chi-hye, Cho Yun-jong, Pyo Yun-gyong.

August: YouthVoice Lab Begins a Co-operative Project with Women's Rights Group Donggam
August: YouthVoice Lab Begins a Co-operative Project with Women's Rights Group Donggam

In co-operation with Women's Rights Group Donggam located in East Inchon, YouthVoice Lab launched a project to study, together with the youth in East Inchon, the humanities and take pictures on the topics related to human rights using cell-phone cameras. During the not-so-short time, the youth participants had an opportunity to think deeply about human rights and express their thoughts through the pictures. Here are further details from the venue.

September, October, November: YouthVoice Lab Organizes a New Youth Participation Program
September, October, November: YouthVoice Lab Organizes a New Youth Participation Program

Mini Program continued through September, October, and November. In addition, a participation program was designed and carried out in a new fashion, where youths could participate with no pressure. "Saturday Brunch" and "Media Night", which were prepared in September and carried out in October, were two of such examples. Let's take a look at the exciting, fun-filled program venues.

December: YouthVoice Tenth Anniversary Celebration--YouthVoice Week
December: YouthVoice Tenth Anniversary Celebration--YouthVoice Week

On the occasion of celebrating the tenth anniversary of YouthVoice, we had an opportunity to look back on the past ten years. The exhibition, conference, and party, held in the first week of December, were especially happy occasions in that we were able to see the familiar faces we hadn't seen for quite some time.

December: The Latter Part of 2012 YouthVoice Lab Media Project
December: The Latter Part of 2012 YouthVoice Lab Media Project

With the winter vacation drawing near, three media projects began to provide diverse media experiences for those interested in media: first, <Drawing Hero> where one can express him/herself and learn about the others through drawing; second, <Making One's Own Real Medai> where one can compile his/her thoughts and those of the others into a magazine; third, <Making My Own Music> where one can learn about musical sounds, percussion, disc jockeying, etc. and make his/her own music! The news of Drawing Hero is shared through the Facebook. Use the following link for access. The news of the other projects can be shared at the YouthVoice Lab Facebook Page.

Internet Leadership Program - The 8th and 9th Internet Leadership Program with Woman Leaders and the Leaders of regional Community Child Centers across the Country
Internet Leadership Program - The 8th and 9th Internet Leadership Program with Woman Leaders and the Leaders of regional Community Child Centers across the Country

In the first half of the year, 22 leaders of women's organizations from all over the country participated in the 8th Internet Leadership Program held from the 18th to the 20th of April at Jeju Daum Space.1. Korea Foundation for Women joined the program as a partner. All the participants and partners were engaged in networking while walking the Jeju Olle. Many lectures were given on the subjects of the communication of non-profit organizations, digital storytelling, SNS and Web service practicum, fund-raising, and so forth.

In October, the 9th Internet Leadership Program was held with the leaders of the regional Community Child centers across the country. A total of twenty-six leaders participated in it and Korea Association of the Community Child Center joined the program as a partner. It was held from the 10th to 12th of October and focused on learning about the communication of non-profit organizations, networking, leadership, utilization of social media, etc.

The 5th ChangeON Conference - 'People, Analog, Digital: A Triangular Relationship'
The 5th ChangeON Conference - 'People, Analog, Digital: A Triangular Relationship'

This year, the 5th Non-Profit Media Conference 'ChangeON', "People, Analog, Digital: A Triangular Relationship," was held on the 16th of November. In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Internet, the conference was designed to review the changes and meanings resulting from the Internet and other technological developments and to understand our task of balancing between the digital technology and the analog sensitivity, within the framework of a triangular relationship.

The opening session was on the topic "NPO Media 2012: Survey of Nonprofit Use of Digital Media in Korea." The first session "The Beginning of a Triangular Relationship" aimed to evaluate the legacy of the Internet and social media and their future potential. The second session "Courtship of the Digital" was to discuss the Digital Technology with "Contents Curation" and "Ubiquitous" as the key words.

The third session "The Love Story of the Analog" was an opportunity to investigate the various attractions that the analog offers. In addition, there was an "Open Session" to talk about diverse subjects related to the "Non-Profit and Media" as well as such events as an open exhibition, a business cards exchange session, a personal networking skills," etc.

The panelists of the conference included Kim Eun-mee (Professor, Dept. of Communication. Seoul National Univ.); Holly Ross (former NTEN Executive Director); Kang Myung-koo (Professor, Dept. of Communication. Seoul National Univ.); Myung Seung-eun (VentureSquare, CEO); Kim Ji-hyun (Daum Communication Director in Charge of Strategies); Seo Eun-kook (Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Yonsei Univ.); Kim Tang (Educational Planner); and Yang Seok-won (Director of CO-UP). The conference was sponsored by Daum Communications; and BLOTER.NET and Creative Commons Korea participated as partners.

ChangeON@ - Regional Distribution of ChangeON Conference Know-How
ChangeON@ - Regional Distribution of ChangeON Conference Know-How

To farther extend the value of ChangeON Conference, ChangeON@ distributes the operational know-how of the ChangeON Conference and provides financial support for the regional non-profit organizations, groups, and voluntary net-works, except for those in Seoul and Gyeong-Gi Province.

GNTECH(Gyeong-Nam National University of Science and Technology), Meditory, and the Cheon-An Council on Social Welfare served as partners in the 2012 pilot project. ChangeON@GNTECH, held on the 24th of October on the topic of "Country Fellows Fly," dealt with the cases of students, teachers, farmers, and social workers in the Gyeong-Nam Province including the City of Jin-Ju, who are actively utilizing media. The next conference, ChangeON@CACSW on the topic "Protect Snow White with SNS!" provided an opportunity to listen to the cases of story-making through social media and the other diverse stories of social media utilization from the City of Cheon-An, Chung-Nam Province. Lastly, ChangeON@between, held on the 26th of October on the topic of "What Thrills Your Thumb?" consisted of lectures and talks on the PR strategies of non-profit organizations, local public access programs, a small-scale meeting on the subject of child rearing through video, media utilization experiences of amateur artists, and so on.

ChangeON.org - Site Revision and Contents Enrichment
ChangeON.org - Site Revision and Contents Enrichment

ChangeON.org, launched in 2010, has undergone a change by reorganizing the site to make it easier to find the contents, and strengthening the search function. Especially, the initial page, which had a content-oriented exposure, has been reformed into a page which allows the user to choose among the numbers of views, SNS sharing, subjects, and types.

Along with this revision, "ChangeON.org Popular Contents Top 5" and "Monthly Recommended Video" are published in the Daum Foundation Newsletter to raise the accessibility to the contents; and ChangeON Twitter and Facebook are constantly utilized to deliver relevant news and update the contents.

CookIT - Youth IT Pro-bono Service That Helps Create 'Tasty' Changes in Non-Profit Organizations by 'Cooking Gourmet Dishes' of IT.
CookIT - Youth IT Pro-bono Service That Helps Create 'Tasty' Changes in Non-Profit Organizations by 'Cooking Gourmet Dishes' of IT.

ITcanus supported the first and second periods of CookIT, an IT pro-bono program run by college students to help NPO with the vision of utilizing IT to create positive changes in the world. In March and August of this year, there were two screening processes to select 24 youths, who have since completed, among the three in-house projects, the production of Tistory Blog Skins for non-profit organizations, and currently working on the production of "Mapida", a community mapping atlas archiving service, and "Yoo-hoo," a share service for the postscripts to volunteer work.

In addition, there are a total of 14 contents created, including Efficient Ways of Utilizing the Web-Services for the Non-Profit, Postscripts of IT Conference Participation, Interviews with Non-Profit Media Directors, and so forth, which have greatly contributed to contents diversification. They have supported ITcanus as well by assisting in its Internet Leadership Program and producing the eharu616/Social Innovation Camp 36 Teaser Video.

Strengthening Global Partnership - Participation in the 2012 NTEN Technology Conference
Strengthening Global Partnership - Participation in the 2012 NTEN Technology Conference

Following our participation in 2011, we have been to the 2012 NTEN Non-Profit Technology Conference organized by NTEN (The Nonprofit Technology Network), a global non-profit technology network. The conference consisted of more than 100 sub-divisional sessions and various events on the overall activities of the non-profit, for example, communication, leadership, technology, fund-raising, etc. It was an opportunity for better understanding the IT trends related to the non-profit as well as learning how to plan more effective ChangeON conferences.

In addition, we were able to extend MOU with NTEN, the conference organizer, and shared the results of the 2011 NPO Media Research. The conference also provided a chance to extend our global partnership through the meeting with Taproot Foundation, the most representative American non-profit IT consulting and pro-bono service providing foundation.

SoriArchive - Supported 'The Origin of My Literature', a Special Feature Project
SoriArchive - Supported 'The Origin of My Literature', a Special Feature Project

SoriArchive, this year, has worked on a feature production of "The Origin of My Literature," designed to archive and share with the reader the stories about the life and work of the senior writers representing our era with Writers Association of Korea. Twelve contents have been archived, containing the vivid voices of the five senior writers: Poet Min yeong, Poet Shin Gyeong-rim, and three writers, Lee Ho-cheol, Hyon Ki-yeong, and Park Bum-shin. Further, six speeches related to the last 18th Presidential Election have been uploaded.

Further, Top Page has been revised to broaden the exposure of such contents as Monthly Recommendation Sound and Theme Curation; and for the purpose of diversifying the contents, the registration of SoriArchive Podcast in the iTunes has been completed.

2012 eharu616 - Production of Official Mobile App and progression of Digital Heritage Award
2012 eharu616 - Production of Official Mobile App and progression of Digital Heritage Award

The 8th eharu616 Campaign has produced the eharu616 official mobile App, in accordance with the increased use of Mobile, thereby further diversifying the collection. This year, 71 netizens in total have participated in eharu616 and 3,251 sites have been collected.

In addition, the previous "Info-Trust Campaign," given to the site with high preservation value, has been held under a new name "Digital Heritage Award," in which three sites have received the First Prize and one the Most Popular among the netizens.

Open Knowhow - Changed to 'Open NPO Archive'
Open Knowhow - Changed to 'Open NPO Archive'

Open Knowhow, beta-opened in 2009, has been changed to "Open NPO Archive" designed to provide archive service of the manuals, case studies, white papers, and reports published by non-profit groups and organizations.

In September of 2012, there was an event to create a preliminary DB for the purpose of estimating the number of sites that are equipped with manuals. It will be officially open in March of 2013 after a revision.

2012 Social Innovation Camp 36 - Dreaming of Sustainable Changes
2012 Social Innovation Camp 36 - Dreaming of Sustainable Changes

Like in 2010 and 2011, there has been another successful Social Innovation Camp 36 in 2012. This year, a total of 111 ideas have been collected from the netizens through a preliminary public advertisement; and the best 6 among them have been selected through a netizens' vote.

Fifty-four IT planners, developers, and designers, chosen through a public advertisement, gathered at Hongwon Training Center in the City of Paju in Gyeong-Gi Province. They worked there for 36 hours from the 14th to 16th of September and were able to turn the 6 ideas into Web Services and Mobile Applications. Daum Communications, NEOWIZ Foundation, and NHN sponsored the 2012 Social Innovation Camp 36; and Creative Commons Korea participated as a partner.

Ollybolly Educational Manual Publication and Teachers Training Program
Ollybolly Educational Manual Publication and Teachers Training Program

In the hope that Ollybolly Online Picture Book will be used in the venues of cultural diversity education, researches were conducted in 2011 and Ollybolly Educational Manual was published in binder-book form. On a "first-come-first-served" basis, the binder book has been distributed to about 400 elementary schools, kindergartens, venues of cultural diversity education, and other appropriate organizations across the country so that it can be utilized in various venues of education in the future.
In addition, there has been a teachers training program, making use of "Ollybolly Educational Manual." The training provided an opportunity to deliberate and discuss, together with the teachers in elementary schools and in charge of cultural diversification programs using Ollybolly, the methods to apply Ollybolly Educational Manual at the venues of cultural diversity education.

Reading Online Picture Book with Friends - Six Ollybolly Sections Opened through Public Advertisement
Reading Online Picture Book with Friends - Six Ollybolly Sections Opened through Public Advertisement

In 2012, Ollybolly Section Program used the method of public advertisement for the first time to meet a broader spectrum of organizations. Among many applicants from schools and libraries across the country, six were selected to have Ollybolly Sections opened at their places. This year in particular, Ollybolly Sections were opened for the first time at elementary school libraries and multicultural education centers, providing the venues of education with spaces where Ollybolly can be utilized in various ways and where children can enjoy Ollybolly with friends at school. An Ollybolly Section is a space in a library with a variety of multi-media equipment and Ollybolly books installed in it, where children using the library can watch Ollybolly Online Picture Book with their friends in a more pleasant atmosphere. The Ollybolly Sections opened in 2012 are as follows!

Public Advertisement: 'Apply for a Support for Cultural Diversification Program Using Ollybolly Online Picture Book'
Public Advertisement: 'Apply for a Support for Cultural Diversification Program Using Ollybolly Online Picture Book'

As in 2011, applications for a support for cultural diversification program were received through a public advertisement in 2012, in order to stimulate the diverse utilization of Ollybolly Online Picture Book. Ollybolly have carried out many different activities such as "shadow plays," "school education," "puppet shows," etc. with five organizations, including libraries, venues of education, and organizations of immigrants, that are interested in programs using Ollybolly Online Picture Book. This support project has allowed us to search for various roles Ollybolly can play in the future.

  • Na'num Kkum Regional Children's Center: Children of Low-Income Families and Multicultural Families Experience Cultural Diversity Using Ollybolly Online Picture Book
  • Modoo Library for Children of Multicultural Families: "Travel to Mom's Country through Fairy Tales," Regional Multicultural Perceptional Reform Project with Ollybolly
  • Dali Library: Meeting Ollybolly Online Picture Book through Shadow Plays at Dali Children's Shadow Play Theater
  • Eco Femme: A Bagful of Stories from Faraway Countries, "Puppet Shows"
  • Meeting for Human Rights of Immigrant Workers: Asian Children's Games with Ollybolly
  • 2012 Ollybolly Cultural Diversity Master's Thesis Support Program
    2012 Ollybolly Cultural Diversity Master's Thesis Support Program

    The 7th Call for an application for the Ollybolly Cultural Diversity Master's Thesis Support Program was announced. The Support Program aims to create the grounds for mutual understanding of differences and communication, and broaden the academic horizon. The public advertisement was in September 2012, and three master's theses on different research subjects, namely, "immigrant women", "sexual minority," and "regional research," were selected for the support.

  • Matsuda Tamami: Research on Adaptation of Women Immigrated through International Marriage to Korean Society - Focusing on Japanese Women in Daegu, Kyong-buk Province - Focusing on Japanese Women in Daegu, Kyong-buk Province
  • Chong Ui-sol: Conflict and Negotiation between Heterosexual System and Sexuality - A Case Study on Married Lesbian Experience
  • Cho Min-gyong: Changes in Relationship between Local Residents and Foreigners, According to Changes in Social Status of Foreigners Who Move into Areas with High Density of Foreigners - Centered on the Foreigners in the Areas with High Density of Foreigners in Ja'yang-dong, Gwangjin-gu