In 2017, KKOOM supported 8 volunteer-led projects (VLPs), compared to 4 last year. These VLP projects allow expats and other volunteers in Korea to give back to the orphanage community using KKOOM funds for projects focused on reaching at-risk kids across Korea. Over the years, KKOOM has supported VLPs at approximately 20 orphanages and children’s homes.
Here are some highlights from VLPs we financially sponsored this year.
We helped provide meals and supplies for Oak Tree Project‘s four quarterly meetings in 2017, which allow young adult college students who grew up in orphanages an opportunity to meet and bond with their mentors.
In early winter, we connected with a children’s home in Seoul to fund sledding entrance fees for kids who didn’t have relatives to visit them over the long school vacation.
We funded two soccer camps in 2018. One was held in April at Yongsan Army Base where middle and high school boys from Geon and Myeong Jin’s Children Homes had a friendly match with their volunteers. We also loved funding Jerusalem Ministry‘s annual soccer camp for boys from different children’s homes across Seoul. To see their video of the camp, see below
In the summer, we supported Myeong Jin Home to send two of their girls on an international trip to Japan, helping to pay for entrance fees and transportation costs.
In 2018, we look forward to supporting more projects that align with our mission to improve the lives of South Korean orphans. To continue supporting Volunteer-Led Project initiatives, you can donate by clicking here.