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The Story of Korean Social Economy (14) Poolmoo School Consumer Co-operative_201611

November 2016

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Summary :

In 1958, Poolmoo school was established by LEE Chan-gap in Hongseong area in order to revitalize Osan School which was called ‘minjok(nation) school’, the cradle of independence movement under Japanese rule.

Based on Mr. Lee’s experiences, a student co-op in Poolmoo School started its business of selling daily necessities. The co-op was recorded as the first co-operative established by people after independence.