Jeju Island, which has the highest childhood obesity rate in the country, will provide children born between January 2014 and October 2015 with a health and cultural experience activity fee of 150,000 won ($50,000) per month for three months.In addition, those born in November 2013 will receive 50,000 won for one month only, and those born in December 2013 will receive 50,000 won a month for two months, totaling 100,000 won.The eligible age is 8 to 9 years old as of October.The province has estimated that 21,365 children will be eligible.Parents of eligible children can apply from Sept. 4 to Dec. 5 at their local town and village community centers and on the provincial government’s website.Payments for children’s health and cultural experience activities will be made in the local currency, “Tamna Jeon,” starting Oct. 4.It can be used at 644 merchants, including sports centers, sports-related academies, gyms, movie theaters, cultural facilities, and bookstores in Jeju.Initially, the province promoted the project as a universal welfare program to solve the problem of the child allowance cliff, where government support is cut off after the age of 8, and all children receive benefits.However, due to the government’s prioritization of supporting the socially disadvantaged (low-income students, multi-children, etc.), it became difficult for the government to support universal welfare, so it was decided to operate the program for only three months.”Jeju Island’s childhood obesity rate is the highest in the country, 5.8 percentage points higher than the national average of 13.5 percent,” said Kang In-cheol, head of the Jeju Island Welfare and Family Bureau, on the 29th. “We are temporarily promoting the payment of child health and experience activities so that all children in the province can secure the right to health regardless of income 토토 level.”

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