Two trainees from the UN-aided Korean Fundamental Education Center at Suwon, south west of Seoul, discuss the sesame crop with farmers in a nearby village. The Center was set up by the UNKRA in 1956 to train leaders in rural development work and is now being operated by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Students attend classes at the Center itself and then gain a first-hand view of rural problems through field work in laboratory villages.
Yosu Fisheries School which has been rehabilitated and re-equipped by UNKRA at a cost of $90,000.
Students loading flaked ice from a quayside ice plant prior to departing on a fishing trip. Yosu Fisheries School owns two trawlers and students take turns on going out on fishing expeditions as part of their training.
Three vocational training centers that will improve technical education in the Korean province of Cholla-namdo we're officially opened at a joint ceremony held at Kwangju Technical High School today (4 March 1958). The schools, Kwangju and Mokpe Technical High Schools and Yosu Fishery School, are part of an overall $11,500,000 educational programme under which the United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency (UNKRA) has built over 4700 classrooms, re- equipped laboratories and libraries, imported teaching aids, constructed a merchant marine academy, established two training institutes, as well as setting up seven vocational training centers in the main cities of the country. Here, at the Kwangju Technical High School where one of the centers was opened, students are shown working on a newly-built forge. The school, with 1,750 students, lays emphasis on electrical and mechanical engineering and textile spinning processes to fit in with the main industries of the Kwangju area. UNKRA allocated $268,000 to supply construction materials for ten classrooms, a machine shop and an electrical laboratory.
Here, students from the Yosu Fisheries School are shown handling and packing fish on a trawler. The 40 year old School is not only part of UNKRA's educational programme but also of the extensive assistance given in the re-establishment of the fishing industry,.
Here, in one of the Dai Han mines workmen are using one of the Joy Sullivan diamond boring machines imported by UNKRA. The machine, which is used in obtaining stone and coal cores for exploration purposes, can bore holes up to 500 feet in depth, using diamond bits. After prolonged use, the bits can be re-set and used again.
New techniques and modern safety measures have come in the wake of mining machinery and equipment imported by the United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency (UNKRA) under its $13,361,000 programme for the rehabilitation of Korean coal and metal mines. As a consequence, production in the Government-owned Dai Han group of coal mines has surpassed the target figures set in the five year production plan, having risen from an annual output of 667,631 tons in 1954 to over 1,520,000 tons in 1957. Here, in the mine of the Dai Han group, a workman operates one of the Holman compressed-air drills, nicknamed the Jumbo Rig, imported by UNKRA. Using heavy jack drills and equipped with hydraulically-operated telescopic arms, it has a penetration speed of four feet per minute.