According to the Korean Statistics Department, by the end of 2010 there were about 140,000 foreign brides in Korea. The majority are Vietnamese, followed by Chinese and Filipinos. However, for some people the dream of changing their lives is not easy to approach. The following story started in Vietnam.
As of 2011, there are 4 million Filipino-Americans living in the USA, according to the US Department of State. This is a story of a young Filipino named Juan Carlo, who after living in the Philippines since childhood, will soon be flying to the USA to start his new life in an all together very different country.
The Philippines is now gradually becoming a developed nation due to its amplified GDP growth performance this year, according to EconomyWatch.com. From foreign investors to increasing export profits, and with the help of duly effective political platforms, the economy is improving on many levels. That said, the financial dependency culture of every Filipino family is still blatantly present and may prove to considerably hinder the trend of national growth in the country.
28 million people, of which 60% are Malay, 25% Chinese, and 15% Indian – this is Malaysia in numbers. The campaign "1 Malaysia" initiated by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak aims to address unity in a culturally diverse country. Yet not all Malaysians understand the necessity of the campaign.
On october 12th our fellow colleague and friend Takunda Mafika passed away in Harare, Zimbabwe in consequence of a stroke. On sunday, 16th october our Global Experience community commemorated Taku and said goodbye to a friend who was not only a teacher and musician, but one of the most passionate and inspiring people we have known.
Dam Le Ha Giang, a boy growing up in a life of deprivation and misery, knows how poor children feel and what they need for a better future. Becoming a silent social worker is the beginning of his journey to bring happiness to the poor children.
Tensions between Vietnam and China over disputed claims to the resource-rich Spratly Islands in the South China Sea are threatening peace in the region. If one country controls the Spratly Islands they can play an important role in the world economy.
Children are the future of every nation. However not all children are treated equally and receive attention from society in the same way. Especially in developing countries an alarming number of children are exposed to the streets. A case study of street children in Vietnam and Mexico.
What's your perfect recipe for a good coffee shop? Air-conditioners? Sweet melodies? Comfortable sofas? Or all of them? With many young people in Ho Chi Minh City, their perfect recipe is much more simple. No tables, no chairs, no cake counter, no bathrooms - just coffee and a park bench or a piece of broken pavement on Han Thuyen Street in Ho Chi Minh City.