[KKOOM] International Education for Korean Orphans

 
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Aug 31, 2010

Summer Update from Korean Kids & Orphanage Outreach Mission

Sujin and Jen, a KKOOM Volunteer
Sujin and Jen, a KKOOM Volunteer

Thanks to the generous support of donors like you and GlobalGiving.org, KKOOM has nearly 100% funded its International Education Program (IEP), which aims to deliver quality English education to kids in Korean orphanages and also inspire a new generation of globally connected youth, regardless of their socioeconomic status. We are happy to report that KKOOM has formed an all-volunteer Curriculum Development Team for its first phase of the IEP, which will help kids in Korean orphanages learn English from qualified English tutors in the United States using the latest Internet and computer technology. KKOOM plans to use its own curriculum in order to meet the unique educational challenges, particularly of older children living in orphanages who face disadvantages in their access to adequate English learning resources in and outside of school.

The KKOOM Curriculum will pair children from Korean orphanages one-on-one with volunteers in the United States who have been trained to tutor English. The children will benefit from the comfort of learning in their home environments and interacting face-to-face via video Internet feed with a native English speaker. We hope to raise the confidence and performance of these children and inspire others to keep on learning.

GlobalGiving funds are being used to purchase equipment such as laptop computers and routers for use at the approved orphanages. So as to maximize the financial gifts entrusted to KKOOM, the Curriculum content is being developed 100% by volunteers.

If you are interested in joining the KKOOM Curriculum Development Team, please contact us at info@kkoom.org today. We are looking for more volunteers with education and/or technology backgrounds to help us successfully launch this phase soon.

Our Summer Newsletter is also linked below for you to check out. Thank you to all for your continued support!

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Apr 27, 2010

Thank you! Open Challenge = Mission Accomplished

Thanks to the overwhelming success of the GlobalGiving.org Open Challenge, KKOOM is well on its way to making its DREAM PROJECT a reality. The challenge was to raise $25,000 over the next two years to launch the International Education Program (IEP), which you have generously supported. We had no idea that we would be able to raise most of this amount in just 4 weeks!!

With the bonus funds we were awarded from the Open Challenge, we have raised over $28,000 to date for the IEP, which is enough to launch Phase 1. Our next steps will be to implement selection criteria to identify the 2-3 students living at a Korean orphanage, whom we will support for 1+ year to study English at a quality after school program, which will cost about $3,000 per student. We anticipate that the students will begin their intensive English studies in August, to coincide with the start of the 2nd semester of the Korean school year.

Thanks to your generous financial support we will be able to launch this program a full TWO YEARS EARLIER than originally planned. We are so excited to move forward on this amazing opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of the Korean kids we serve.

If you're not already subscribed to our regular e-mail list, and would like to sign-up, please follow the link below. We look forward to keeping you apprised of our progress.

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Apr 22, 2010

Update: Spring Newsletter

Thanks to the exposure of GlobalGiving.org's Open Challenge, KKOOM has acheived its long-standing goal of launching its International Education Program for Korean Orphans! The details have been more fully fleshed out and are included in page 4 of our Spring Newsletter, hot off the press!

Thank you to all of our supporters!


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Project Leader

Aimee Jachym

President
Portage, MI United States

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