Grandma Storyteller (이야기 할머니)

Republic of Korea
Implemented by: 
Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, Korean Studies Advancement Center
Relevant MIPAA Issues: 
I-1 (Active participation in society and development)
I-2 (Work and the ageing labour force)
I-5 (Intergenerational solidarity)

In 2013, the Korean Studies Advancement Center selected a group of older women aged 56 or older and trained them for 68 hours to be a storyteller at the local children's centers. After the training, older persons went to 2 to 3 local children & youth centers and worked 3 shifts a week for 30 weeks. The payment for the older women was calculated based on each visit.