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Improving the Lives of Korean Orphans Through Outreach and Education

Holidays, Camps & Activities

Just how we look forward to certain holidays and special celebrations in our own lives, the children look forward to special programs hosted by KKOOM, whether they are a camping trip, arts/crafts camp, or a holiday party. Every year, we host two Christmas parties for approximately 130 children at Samsungwon Orphanage and Emmanuel Children’s Home.

December 21st, 2020

12 Days of KKOOM – [#7] Chuseok & KKOOM’s Birthday

Celebrating Chuseok for the children we serve helps normalize the holiday so they can still feel extra love from those surrounding them. Outside of the Lunar New Year […]

December 20th, 2020

12 Days of KKOOM – [#6] Marginalized Communities

Most of my first six months living in Korea in the spring of 2013 is a blur. It was my first real experience living out of the United […]

December 19th, 2020

12 Days of KKOOM – [#5] Volunteering at Aemangwon

On the first night of arriving in Daegu as a newly inducted Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA), my phone vibrated, notifying me of a message from Instagram. Grace […]

December 18th, 2020

12 Days of KKOOM – [#4] Children’s Day

*Children’s Day is a special day in Korea. On May 5th each year, parents take their children to a theme park or buy them a special present but […]

December 17th, 2020

12 Days of KKOOM – [#3] A Winter Vacation to Remember

January is the beginning of a two-month vacation (similar to summer vacation in the American education system). For children’s homes, their fiscal year budget doesn’t begin until March, […]