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.
Feb 22, 2012

Update from Emmanuel Children's Home

This week, KKOOM is hosting the second volunteer stay program at Emmanuel Children's Home, an orphanage in Gimcheon, South Korea. We hosted the first stay program here last August.

The reality of children living in orphanages is that many of them will never get to experience international travel firsthand. However, we believe that these children deserve opportunities to gain a global perspective and spur their interest in developing their own educational passions.

To that end, we have assembled a great team of volunteers to spend the week living with the 110 kids here at Emmanuel. These volunteers are teaching the kids English, encouraging them to think critically, and helping them to articulate their personal dreams and goals. The theme of this week is "dream," which is what "kkoom" means in Korean.

Your gifts and investment in KKOOM's International Education initiative via GlobalGiving are helping to make this week possible. You can read updates from the stay program at Emmanuel on our volunteer blog here: http://www.kkoom.org/category/blog

Thank you for your support!

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Jan 23, 2012

Good news for Jin Dong

We're pleased to let you know that our friend, Jin Dong, whom many of you supported in 2011 has obtained admission to Busan National University, one of Korea's top universities. More about Jin Dong and KKOOM's continued work on our post high school support initiative are contained in the link below, which leads to a Korea Herald article which ran last month. The Korea Herald is the country's largest English daily newspaper. We are thankful for your generous giving and for GlobalGiving's ongoing support. As always, please don't hesitate to contact us directly with questions and comments. I can be reached at ajachym@kkoom.org. ! Thank you! Aimee

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Nov 22, 2011

Education for the little ones too

Since our last update to you, we discovered that many of the preschool-aged children at orphanages in Korea are being delayed for entry into preschool and kindergarten because of new budget restrictions set by the local government offices. KKOOM's focus has been on providing access to education for kids at orphanages in Korea, and we believe that education must start with the youngest of the children. Therefore, we are happy to let you know that Donghyuk, age 3, is now attending preschool on a daily basis thanks to your donations. There, he is learning the ABCs and other basics that will help ensure that his educational career gets off to a solid start at such a young age. In January, KKOOM will also provide financial support for Gaeun, now age 2, to also attend preschool. Gaeun is exceptionally bright for her age and already knows about half of the English alphabet, thanks to the efforts of KKOOM volunteers who play with and teach her English through songs and other media on a regular basis. We are grateful for your ongoing support and invite you to visit our website for more information about KKOOM. Thank you!

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