Korean Kids and Orphanage Outreach Mission

We are organized to improve and enrich the lives of children living in orphanages and group homes in South Korea; to support these youth after they leave the institutions and start their own lives by providing post-high-school-graduation education, support services, and resources; to aid the institutions and staff that devote their resources to the upbringing of these youth and spread awareness and build compassion for these children.
May 30, 2014

Thank you for your support~!

Thanks to the generosity of our GlobalGiving donors like you, the children of Samsungwon, an orphanage in Gumi, South Korea, have benefitted from new furniture for their bedrooms. Thanks to you, many of the children get to sleep in beds for the first time, and they have their own dresser drawers and wardrobes. This sense of personal, private ownership instills pride in the children and has brought a lot of smiles. When the furniture first arrived, the kids said, "Wow! It's so pretty!" and "Our room is so much better now!" 

What a big difference you've made by your giving!

At this point, we don't have any more furniture projects on the horizon, so we are going to close this project to further funding on GlobalGiving. However, you can still keep in touch with us via our other projects here on GlobalGiving. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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May 5, 2014

Meet Suzy

Suzy
Suzy

Suzy* came to Samsungwon when she was 14 months old along with her 2-year-old brother. Up until that point, her father had been "raising" them in his one-room apartment. The social welfare workers who brought Suzy and her brother to the children's home believed that the father would leave the children home alone for several hours at a time while he went away to work. When they arrived, they had a lot of bruises and looked under-nourished. They had only the clothes they were wearing.

At the time, KKOOM provided some funding so that Suzy and her brother could get some new clothing, and we also purchased strollers for both of them, since they were both so young.

Fast forward another year, and Suzy is now in preschool, thanks to your help -- and so is her brother. Here's a brief write-up from Suzy's "house mom," Ms. Kim.

Suzy's personality is bright and docile. She can be introverted and stubborn at times. However, she gets along well with others, laughing often, and she is healthy. Attending preschool gives her the opportunity to play with children her own age and develop socially and cognitively. She also has the chance to learn language and life skills with others. Because Suzy lives in a children's home, she isn't eligible (for government funding) to go to preschool yet, but thanks to KKOOM's help, she is able to attend preschool with other children her age.
Thanks to the generous support of donors like you, Suzy and three other children, ages 2 and 3 attend preschool, even though the Korean government doesn't provided funding for Korean orphans to go to preschool until they turn 4. By giving them early access to education, we are ensuring that they are getting a solid foundation for their future development, and we're doing our part to eliminate the barriers they face as they grow up in an orphanage.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Thank you for your help.
Aimee

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AIMEE J. JACHYM | Co-founder & President
(e) ajachym@kkoom.org | (skype/kakao) aimeeimnida
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KOREAN KIDS AND ORPHANAGE OUTREACH MISSION (KKOOM)
Improving the lives of Korean orphans through outreach and education
P.O. Box 973, Portage, MI, USA 49081 | (us-tel) + 1-269-340-0430

*"Suzy" is a pseudonym. 

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Mar 21, 2014

Spring 2014 KKOOM Scholarship Recipients

Thanks to your support, four (4) college students who grew up at Samsungwon, an orphanage in Gumi, South Korea, have been awarded college scholarships from KKOOM. Each scholarship is worth approximately $500 USD and will help the students pay for expenses like books and housing. The scholarships are renewable for each semester the students are enrolled in college as full-time students.

Here's a brief list of this semester's scholarship recipients and what they're studying:

  • Freshman, female, social welfare
  • Freshman, male, electronics
  • Junior, male, business mangement
  • 3rd-year grad student, male, master's of divinity

Our next report will include a more detailed update about these students and their progress. Thank you for your continued support.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me directly! Thank you!

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AIMEE J. JACHYM | Co-founder & President
(e) ajachym@kkoom.org | (skype/kakao) aimeeimnida
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KOREAN KIDS AND ORPHANAGE OUTREACH MISSION (KKOOM)
Improving the lives of Korean orphans through outreach and education
P.O. Box 973, Portage, MI, USA 49081 | (us-tel) + 1-269-340-0430

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