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Education Welfare Priority Support Program

Schools with a large number of students from vulnerable social groups are selected and intensive support is provided to them to increase education/culture/welfare level and close the educational gap.
Who is eligible?
  • Target
    • Support is provided to ‘priority support students’ attending a school with a large number of students from vulnerable social groups.
    • The support is given to a person who falls under the categories below and whom the head of the school participating in the project recognizes as requiring educational support.
      • A person eligible for educational allowances
      • Children from near-poverty families
      • Children of families with single parents who are eligible for protection
      • Children of multicultural families
      • Person eligible for special education
      • Other students as determined by superintendent
  • Selection Criteria
    • Schools are selected by the municipal and provincial offices of education, taking account of relevant factors such as the regional circumstances and the number and proportion of eligible students.
      • Ex) Schools with at least 40 ‘priority support students’ etc
What benefits are offered?
  • Benefits
    • Project-affiliated schools provide eligible students with full-blown supports in learning linked to the school curriculum, culture & experience, psychology & emotion, and childcare & welfare.
    • The main areas of support are as follows:
      • (Learning) Programs to strengthen basic academic skills in connection with the school curriculum and to compensate/prevent for deficiency in learning
        ⇒ Ex) One-on-one tutoring, after-school programs, summer/winter camps, mentoring by college students, etc.
      • (Cultural experience) Field-trip programs to resolve the lack of opportunities for cultural experiences and provide first-hand learning experiences
        ⇒ Ex) Art exhibitions, festivals, camps, clubs, volunteer work, museum and art gallery tours, etc.
      • (Psychological and emotional well-being) Tailored counseling and psychological therapy to help students develop a healthy ego and mitigate maladjustments
        ⇒ Ex) Student counseling, psychological tests and therapy, school maladjustment prevention program, etc.
      • (Welfare) Integrated protection and support system for students in connection with their respective schools, families and local communities
        ⇒ Ex) Dental and ophthalmologic treatments, provision of school supplies, home visits, snack allowance, etc.
How can I apply?
  • Application
    • Apply to the school that the student is enrolled in..
  • Procedures
    • Applications are reviewed and approved through the following process:
      • 1 Initial Consultation and Service Application

        Apply at the school that the student is enrolled in.

More questions?

The above welfare services are as of 2018. (Ministry of Education, Education and Welfare Policy Division)

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