Sea Guardians (바다 사랑 지킴이)

Countries: 
Republic of Korea
Implemented by: 
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Korea Labor Force Development Institute for the Aged (KORDI), Korea Marine Environment Management Corporation
Type of Implementer(s): 
Government
Relevant MIPAA Issues: 
I-1 (Active participation in society and development)
I-2 (Work and the ageing labour force)
I-6 (Eradication of poverty)
Description: 

Seven hundred older persons aged over 65 in 30 cities participated in the project in 2009, which was a collaboration among three governmental entities (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport; Korea Labor Force Development Institute for the Aged; and Korea Marine Environment Management Corporation). As coastal area cleaners, older persons collected garbage for four hours in the morning each day and received minimal wage.