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.
Aug 6, 2012

Thank you for your continued support!

Thanks to your continued support of our Post-high School Support Initiative through GlobalGiving, KKOOM has been able to provide assistance to children as they age out of orphanages here in Korea. When kids leave orphanages here, they can receive up to $5,000 or so in government assistance, but this doesn't go very far when you consider that they have to provide their own housing, food, and clothing and leave with very few personal possessions. KKOOM aims to continue filling this gap by helping young adults from orphanages prepare for job interviews, seek opportunities overseas, and continue their education in colleges and technical schools. Thank you for your continued interest and support of our work!

May 29, 2012

English Immersion Opportunities for Korean Orphans

Since the last update, we've been busy on the ground here in South Korea creating more opportunities for Korean orphans to have English immersion opportunities right here at orphanages in South Korea. For instance, in June, we'll have to English summer carnivals at two orphanages in Gyeongbuk Province, and in August, we'll have a 10-day immersion program for English-speaking volunteers to come live and serve at an orphanage. These programs are making it possible for Korean orphans who may never otherwise have the opportunity to travel abroad to interact firsthand with English speakers from around the world and learn about world cultures. Having conducted these carnival and volunteer stay programs numerous times over the past year or so, we've found that the kids at orphanages are being inspired to learn English and apply what they are learning at school in English class. Inspiring the kids to like learning English is a first step in helping them see a future outside of the orphanages that are raising them. With your continued support, KKOOM intends to continue opening doors and creating paths for kids in orphanages to have opportunities for global encounters and, eventually, travels abroad.

Apr 26, 2012

Off to college...

Thanks to your support, our friend, Jin Dong is currently taking his midterm exams at Busan National University, where he's a freshman majoring in business management. Upon arrival at university this March, Jin Dong discovered that amongst his classmates with the same declared major, he had achieved the second highest overall score on the college admission test. In his free time, he has been tutoring high school students in Busan who are preparing for the same admission test.

Jin Dong sends his warm regards to all of his supporters and thanks all of you for your encouragement and financial generosity to KKOOM!

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