Global IT Challenge for Youth Disablilities


GITC Introduction

Welcome GITC


The RI Korea was the first disability group established in 1954 under the Ministry of Health and Welfare in South Korea. It has been a leading organization that has led Korea's disability policy, academic and service field development for 60 years.

In particular, to promote social participation through the resolution of the digital divide of the people with disabilities

Between 1990 and 2010, hosting a domestic IT Challenge

Corporate partnership : Cheonrian → KT → SKT

- Each year, about 1,200 people from all over Korea participate in the preliminary contest for the main competition which includes
① IT competition, ② seminar for welfare officers for the people with disability ③ job fair, etc.

- Reference. Except for the domestic competition : Commemoratory for 2002 APEC Conference ‘APEC Camp for the Youth with disability’hosting in Korea (15 countries, 160 persons participate)’


Corporate partership : LG U+, Naver → LG corporate, LG electronics

Converted to International Event in 2011 to eliminate the digital divide in developing countries

Global Competition

- 2011. Kor·Vietnam cooperation commemoratory event(10.13~17, Korea 79 persons, Vietnam 171 persons)

- 2012. Incheon International Conferences on Disability(10.30~11.2 28countries 321 persons, Incheon)

- 2013. The 3rd Asian·Pacific people with disability 10 years execute(13”~ 22”) Commemoratory Event.(10.8~11, 12countries 227 persons, UNESCAP,Bangkok)

- 2014. ASEAN·Republic of KOREA Commemorative Summit Additional Event(12.9~13, 11 countries 290 persons, Busan)

- 2015. Indonesian government partnership commemoratory Event(10.25~29, 15countries, 250persons, Jakarta)

- 2016. Chinese government partnership commemoratory Event(11.21~25, 16 countries 270 persons, Yangzhou)

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea observe

- 2017. Kor·Vietnam 25th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations Commemoratory Event(9.18~22, 16 countries, 285 persons, Hanoi)

- 2018. RI Korea·Indian government first MOU Signing Event(11.8~12, 18 countries, 300 persons, New Delhi)

Competition Overview

Main objective

Through the eLearning educating and IT Paralympiad, establish the foundation for the improvement of information literacy and social
advancement (employment, entering schools) of youth with disabilities

>> SDGs 1(Poverty)·8(high quality jobs) / Incheon strategy objective 3 (Information divide) execute

Establishing a partnership with governments, corporations, and CSOs to resolve the digital divide and revitalize infrastructure

>> SDGs 9(Infrastructure)·17(Global Partnership) / Incheon strategy objective 10 (global cooperation)

Scehdule : 2019, November 25~29, 4nights 5days

Hosting country: Busan, Korea / ASEAN·KOREA Summit commemorative event

- Object : 24 countries, about 300 persons

- The youth : Physical·Hearing·Visual·Developmental impaired youth about 112 persons. (14 - 22age)

- Chaperone : Officials from each country, Experts, etc. about 80 persons

- Special invitation : United Kingdon, UAE, Ethiopia

※ Targeting countries for participating

Asian-Pacific 21 countries : China, Mongolia, Laos, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Nepal,Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan ,Singapore, India

Special invitation : United Kingdom, Ethiopia, Democratic United Arab Emirates

Recruitment : Domestic applicants

- Between 2019” April ~ June, pre-education progress and host preliminary event

- 2019” July, recommend 4 participants with each type of disability(Physical, Hearing, Visual, Developmental each 1 person)

- Participants qualification :

① 14 – 22 middle school or high school student

② Participants who could utilize MS office, internet, scratch program

③ English user, Serious disability has special treatment

④ Participants who has high score from the pre-education and preliminary event

Co-host: Ministry of Health and Welfare in Korea, LG corporate

Co-organization: LG electronics, RI Korea

Sponsorship: Ministry of Science and ICT in Korea, UN ESCAP, RI, Community Chest of Korea

Official Language: English


Main objective

  • - Step 1. Pre-preparation -
    • eLearning data development & supply (Seoul Univ. Inha Univ.)
    • Informationization Education/ Selecting the delegation & Management (Preliminary event from each country)
  • - Step 2. Event -
    • eLearning data development & supply (Seoul Univ. Inha Univ.)
    • IT Forum.Assessment meeting (Officials _ IT experts _ structuring network)
  • - Step 3. Follow up -
    • IT Center construct & Found Social Enterprise (Vietnam 11 places, Indonesia 3 places)

※ Setting the exam questions, evaluation and operating

Seoul Univ. school of computer engineering (MMLAB) / Prof. Choi Yanghee(former minister of Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning) / Technical chief

Inha Univ. school of computer engineering / Prof. Kwon Jang-woo

Event Composition

Category Category Category Category
Before the event Informationization education (eLearning) Adolescent Expert Teacher

eLearning contents development and supply connecting to IT and competition event

1(Experts, Teachers): 2(Adolescents) or group education

During the GITC IT Paralympiad Adolescent eTool Challenge: MS Utilizing proficiency : Visual_ Excel / Non-Visual PowerPoint Individual Event

eLifeMap Challenge: Coping ability through the internet searching

: Adjust difficulty level depending on the type of disability (Development / Non-Development)

:To improve the ability to respond to a specific situation through web searching

eContents Challenge: Video editing ability

:To develop the ability of video editing skills through Movie Maker by using teamwork

Group Event 4Person / 1Team

eTool Challenge: MS Utilizing proficiency : Visual_ Excel / Non-Visual PowerPoint

IT Forum Expert Official

Topic presentation and discussion *ICT policy problem for disability access from each country

Announcing of statement for ICT policy and technical evelopment, the spread of awareness

Present statement of Implement of GITC in one’s own country and the spread of the achievement

Cultural Exchange and Tourism Common Exchange with all participants, cultural experience of the host country
Post the event Follow up Common

Competition assessment, Final report & supply

Next hosting candidate country investigation

International development basic investigation, etc.

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