Students from the College of Business, KAIST, held the Creativity Fusion Camp for 77 multicultural students from May 31 to June 1 at the KAIST campus in Daejeon.
The camp was funded through an education donation program which was created to support multicultural students who are interested in science. $20,000 was raised by 100 participants in a fund-raising marathon including students in the KAIST Business School.
The camp was only for multicultural students, and their participation was free of charge. Nationally, 100 applicants were evaluated over 10 days beginning May 14, and 30 elementary school students and 47 junior high school students were selected.
The camp centered around creating mini games with rare programming languages. Drawing sounds, exploring computational thinking, making animations, and designing mini games were the other programs students took part in.
Sung-Hyun Cha, the student council leader of the College of Business, said, “We have been pondering over how to truly benefit people who are economically and socially underprivileged in our society, apart from simply giving financial donations. I hope this camp will be an important chance for multicultural students to enjoy science.”
Jae-Hyun Ahn, Vice-Dean of the College of Business, said, “Many of the activities of the College of Business have mostly focused on learning, but now we have to turn our attention into serving others as well. This is the new education model that KAIST has been endeavoring to build.”
The KAIST College of Business has made contributions and donations to help people in need by partnering with the Habitat for Humanity and Babper Service and undertaking charity bazaars and auctions.
Participants of the KAIST Run Creativity Fusion Camp smiling on May 31 at the Creative Learning Building