HyungJun at Samsungwon's Camping Trip-summer 2018
Thanks to your generous support, HyungJun attended preschool in 2018 as a KKOOM scholar. Being three years old, he’s always dancing when he hears music and his house mother said he’s starting to speak. He has grown so much physically and socially since his arrival at Samsungwon Orphanage in July 2017.
Starting in spring 2019, KKOOM could be sponsoring another toddler to attend preschool. KKOOM is communicating with the staff at Emmanuel Children’s Home to figure out the logistics. We wanted to provide you better insight on how KKOOM sponsors a toddler to attend preschool.
When a new toddler arrives at Samsungwon or Emmanuel, KKOOM provides Welcome Boost Funds of approximately $125 to help purchase clothing and basic necessities for the child. If the child is old enough to start school, KKOOM works closely with the orphanage staff to finalize details. We send a few questions to his/her house mother so we better know the child. The orphanage staff pick a preschool in the area and depending on the time of year, we plan for the child to start the next semester.
In the coming year, KKOOM plans on being able to support both HyungJun and the child at Emmanuel to attend preschool. It costs approximately $333 a month. Your support gives us hope that we can continue improving the lives of Korean children through an education. Nelson Mandela says, “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.”
Thank you for changing this world, one day at a time, by investing in our KKOOM preschool scholars.
Grace Lee, Chief Administrator