Childcare service (내리사랑 아이돌보미)

Republic of Korea
Implemented by: 
Ministry of Health and Welfare, and the local government for administration
Type of Implementer(s): 
Local government
Relevant MIPAA Issues: 
I-1 (Active participation in society and development)
I-2 (Work and the ageing labour force)
I-4 (Access to knowledge, education and training)
I-5 (Intergenerational solidarity)
I-6 (Eradication of poverty)

In 2011, Senior citizens were hired by the Ministry of Health and Welfare to take care of children of single parent families. Seniors went through a qualification process by a community child care center. Once qualified, older persons took care of children as well as provide emotional support to them while their father or mother was working.