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New education initiative focuses on early childhood

July 8, 2010

A new initiative called “Sesalmaul” was launched Monday by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Gacheon Gil Foundation to improve parenting education and combat the low birthrate.

Sesalmaul is a portmanteau of the word “sesal” (a three-year-old) and “maul” (village).

The word is based on a Korean proverb that says: “The habits acquired by a three-year-old last until she’s 80” and the widely accepted practice in traditional Korean folk villages in which residents look after their neighbors’ children and vice versa.

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