Juan Ramón Joya Reyes, the development officer for elementary education curriculum of El Salvador’s Ministry of Education, visited Korea between December 2 to 8, 2017 in a bid to act on the Public Diplomacy Ability Enhancement Project of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Expansion of Korea's development model contents in foreign textbooks). He started his schedule with the Academy of Korean Studies on December 4th, 2017.
First, they watched a promotional video of the academy and received an introduction to the Understanding Korea Correctly campaign. It was followed by the Understanding Korea documents published by the Office of the Understanding Korea Correctly campaign as well as the representative achievements of Central and South American countries. Then, while visiting Jangseogak, they received a brief introduction on Jangseogak and watched a Jangseogak special exhibition called “Love and blind love of old generation.”
Despite the short schedule, Juan Ramón Joya Reyes said that his interest in the Understanding Korea project deepened, and that it was a chance to seek cooperative methods to introduce Korea-related contents in El Salvador textbooks. He added that the Understanding Korea documents published by the Office of the Understanding Korea Correctly campaign would help him learn about Korea and revise the textbooks accordingly. Finally, he vowed to make continuous efforts to introduce Korea in El Salvador textbooks.