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Korean students entertain manamko’

A GROUP of visiting Korean students performed traditional dances and a short play on Wednesday at the Saipan Senior Citizens Center of the Office on Aging.

Youth with a Mission director Rengesuul Yobech said their visit was part of the students’ community outreach.

The students entertain the manamko’ with a traditional Korean dance.The students entertain the manamko’ with a traditional Korean dance.

“They’ve also visited and performed at different churches,” he said.

The 12 students and three teachers from Jeju Christian School are on Saipan to “share the message of hope,” he added.

At the manamko’ center, the students performed traditional Korean dances and music as well as a short play called “Redeemer.”

A short play is performed by Korean students at the Aging Center.A short play is performed by Korean students at the Aging Center.

A special presentation of Samulnori, Korean percussion music.A special presentation of Samulnori, Korean percussion music.

Kate Park, performing director, said they arrived on Saipan on July 9 and will stay on island until Friday, July 20.

She said it was their first time to visit the island and “we hope to visit again in the future.”

Senior Citizens Advisory Council president Teresita Sorroza said the manamko’ were inspired by the wonderful talent of the Korean students.

The manamko’ pose with the visiting Korean students.  Photos by Junhan B. TodiñoThe manamko’ pose with the visiting Korean students. Photos by Junhan B. Todiño

“Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us,” she told them.

Office on Aging Director Walter Manglona said they are always appreciative when they have visitors from the community and abroad.

“We give a ‘big thank you’ to the group for  entertaining our manamko’,” he said, adding that he hopes the students will visit  Saipan again.