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.
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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!