Our mothers of marriage immigrants completed the ‘Multicultural Instructor Training Course’ through the ‘Completion Presentation’ on August 24th. Although we only met once a week, to the mothers of marriage immigrants I met there, I felt like a classmate I had learned in the same class and I already felt like I was missing something.
And since I had the opportunity to be personally interviewed about the ‘multicultural instructor training course’ again these days, it was a good opportunity for me to think about the things I learned during this period and think about what kind of change it has made for myself. same.
There are many things that I did not learn properly while taking my youngest daughter, who is still 3 years old, to class, but it seems that all the courses have been useful.
Our reality, where
we don’t have a chance to talk about ourselves, such as ‘art therapy’ to express and present through paintings while looking back on our own lives, and the ‘Child Education Act’ for caring for the children of our multicultural families. It seems to have been a necessary content for us, such as time to teach.
In particular, it is true that we married immigrant women rarely have the opportunity to speak about themselves in this society. There were times when I was afraid that I would be misunderstood if I talked too much, and there were times when I could only talk about it superficially, and there were times when I regretted it.
However, the women gathered here, who were born and lived in countries with different nationalities and environments, met through the relationship of marriage immigrants living in Korea and shared their frustrations while talking. felt.
Also, it would be natural for us to have many conflicts with regard to the education of our children for the sake of higher culture.
In addition, in today’s world where even Korean mothers do not end their struggles with the education of their children, the stress that a married immigrant mother receives is considerable.
Importance of education from the point of view of
marriage immigrants It is desirable for marriage immigrants to have more courses to become such ‘multicultural instructors’, but first, understand the situation in which marriage immigrants are now and understand their feelings, and then stand in that position. I think it is more important to be able to advance education.
And in order to do this in the future, we feel a sense of responsibility that we, who have been educated first, should do well in the ‘multicultural understanding class’ at school and create results.
However, that responsibility is not only a burden, but also a challenge for our children of multicultural families to live in harmony with this society, and as parents, to get to know this society first, participate and be recognized.
Mr. Isra Park from Pakistan, who previously came to our lecture as a lecturer, said, ‘It is rewarding to feel that I am doing something in this Korean society.’ But if we realize that feeling, I think we can proudly teach it to our children as well.
Even for me, the fact that I am from Japan is burdensome when living in this society at times, but considering that I cannot abandon this position as a single marriage immigrant and mother, I would rather use this position and further understand the cultural differences between Korea and Japan. If you can help out as an acquaintance, you may be more rewarded.
However, the reality is that Japan’s ‘multicultural understanding class’ has not yet been conducted, so it seems likely that there will not be so many in the future considering the relationship between the two countries. But as mothers of one child, we ‘will do something’ for the future of our children. If you live with the heart of