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Moms Mop Classes for Sake of Kids’ Schooling

May 6, 2009

A woman living in Dogok-dong, southern Seoul, identified only by her surname Jeong, has an 8-year-old son who just entered elementary school this year.

But the son isn’t the only one going to school. His mother goes, too, just less often. She visits her son’s school twice a month to distribute food to first graders during lunch and to clean up the classroom after that. 

She vacuums and mops the classroom floor, wipes the desks, sweeps the stairs, washes the trash bins, brushes off spiderwebs and waters the plants. She spends about two hours at the school each time.

“It’s hard. I wish I didn’t have to do it,” Jeong said. “It seems like my turn comes around a little too often.”

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