JOINUS WORLD is a website administered by JOINUS Foundation (or JOINUS KOREA), which is a Nonprofit NGO network.
JOINUS Foundation is a Non-Governmental organization in Korea that focuses on exchange of multi-culture and languages. The main office is situated in Seoul, South Korea. The people who contributes their talents in this organization are called the JOKOER.
JOINUS KOREA takes the lead of private diplomacy based on knowledge on foundation of 21st century ‘Benefit the world through knowledge exchange.
1. It cultivates global multilingual knowledge exchange diplomat (Jokoer), and operate online Multilanguage & multi-cultural community for knowledge exchange with foreigners.
2. By promoting multilingual ‘language talents donation’ based on 4 spirits -‘participation’, “sharing’, ‘openness’, autonomy’, it implements communication free from language barrier, and by respecting the diversity of country, locales, culture, contributes to building a online community culture in which everyone can emphasize and communicate with each other.
3. By building a nonprofit global communication environment independent from specific capitals and powers, it endeavors to form undistorted public opinions and the online space to gather a consistent policy. And along with building a sound ecosystem with related industry, it moves ahead with rehabilitation of humanity and value of humanism which is waning on-line
History of development
2010. 12 Established by founding members
2011. 03 For foreigner visiting Korea, this organization started up an online network to establish an online-based network for multicultural exchange.
2011. 05 This organization was selected as a company focusing on public issues under the support of Korea Social Enterprise Agency.
2011. 12 Recruiting JOKOER for the project of interviewing ambassador.
2011. 12 MOU with SMBA(Small-medium business association) forum
2012. 05 Registration on the non-profit organization by local Government
2013. 04 Registration on Sharing NGO by Seoul metropolitan city
1. Setting up an online based community for multi-cultural exchange with foreigners
2. Establishment of network for international exchange of information
3. Training and instruction of JOKOER(so-called global cultural diplomats)
4. Online exchange of international education
5. Development of search engine with various languages(R&D)
6. Establishment of search engine for publicity work of Korean culture and tourism
7. Establishment of database concerning second-language information
8. Supporting the education of language in developing countries.
Activities of JOKOER
JOKOER (as the member of JOINUS KOREA) is to implement the following :
1. Regarding the question from visiting foreigners and multicultural residents in a variety of language region, JOKOERs contribute their talents mainly by responding to the questions within their knowledge scope or by contacting expert group network on a various field such as culture, tourism, medical, industry, labor, law, accounting.
2. For enhancing the access into website for foreigners, JOKOERs do the work of localizing the language of website UI menus, instructions and reporting errors.
3. Along with a language talent donation activity, they help people from domestic/ overseas communicate on a variety of issues, and contribute to settling down the desirable on-line community culture.