On campus, many Hanyang University(HYU) students might have seen a poster saying “Sip-Si-IlLak”. By reading the poster, students can easily figure out that it is a volunteer activity done on campus. More specifically, “Sip-Si-Il-Lak” is an activity planned by a nonprofit organization, “Sip-Si-Il-Bab”, which is an activity where college students do works such as distributing food or taking care of the leftovers at the school cafeteria for an hour once a week. With the small amount of money that Students earn, they willingly buy meal tickets and donate those to the students who are less privileged.
In line with the activities of Sip-SiIl-Bab, Sip-Si-Il-Lak deals with cleaning the campus buildings or restrooms. On November 9, the volunteers for SipSi-Il-Lak gathered altogether and did the works for the laborers in charge of cleaning the campus such as picking up garbage and cleaning the restrooms. While the students were working for an hour, the workers were able to enjoy a great meal and a play that the Hanyang University Volunteer Corps(HVC) provided. “During my three years of college, I have seen so many laborers who always clean the school to provide a good learning environment for us. Every time I see them, a question arises as to why there is no event for those laborers while there are many events for other guests and professors.” said Lee Ye-jin, a staff member who is in charge of Sip-Si-Il-Lak. “What I envisioned for this activity was for students to realize the importance of the roles of the laborers on campus and for the laborers to be able to feel the gratitude of the students at the same time”, she added.
Although Sip-Si-Il-Lak was designed to be a one-time activity, the related staffs expect to hold it at least once a semester if the conditions allow it. Besides this, Sip-Si-Il-Bab has many other activities, so any HYU students who are interested in volunteer work or donation can find more information on the Sip-Si-Il-Bab Facebook page.