Yonhap News to host forum on employment of multicultural students

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SEOUL, July 11 (Yonhap) -- Yonhap News Agency will host a forum on Wednesday to discuss ways to help the growing population of multiracial students and children in South Korea find a career path.

The 2018 Yonhap News Multiculturalism Forum is set to open in the afternoon at its headquarters in central Seoul under the title "Multiculturalism is the Future."

Experts and officials will discuss how the current education system deals with career paths for children and youth from interracial marriages, as well as measures to support their employment.

Gender Equality and Family Minister Chung Hyun-back will deliver a congratulatory speech. Yonhap News President and CEO Cho Sung-boo and former lawmaker Lee Jasmine, a Philippine native married to a South Korean man, will also address the forum.

The forum will bring together around 150 experts in education, policy and cultural programs for multicultural children to discuss ways to better integrate the local multicultural population into society at a time the population of elementary, middle and high school children from interracial marriages surpassed the 100,000 mark.

The 2018 forum is the sixth of its kind since Yonhap launched the annual forum in 2013 with a goal to raise social awareness on multiculturalism. The event is sponsored by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family.

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