We seek to support several S. Korean orphans' English study for 1-yr+ in private after-school programs & then bring those same students to the United States for a short-term study tour.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
English proficiency has become critical to having a successful future in Korea. Even children who have no hope or intention of attending college need to take an English proficiency exam to get entry-level jobs at factories and retail establishments. Most students attend private, after-school English academies to get the skills they need. Korean orphans are at a serious disadvantage because they can't afford these supplemental classes and have few opportunities to seriously improve their English.
How will this project solve this problem?
We will annually provide academically talented Korean middle/high school orphans an opportunity to study English at private after-school academies for 1+ year and then take a study tour around the US for two weeks to apply their learning.
Potential Long Term Impact
We hope to inspire orphans and underprivileged Korean kids to study English, and inspire their peers at the orphanages and in the community to reach for their dreams. We hope to instill the belief--through seeing--that hard work is rewarded.
Total Funding Received to Date: $30,050
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $30,050 . The original project funding goal was $30,000.