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Improving the Lives of Korean Youth Through Outreach and Education


Other programs we support are Volunteer-Led Projects (VLPs). These projects allow expats and other volunteers in Korea to give back to the social welfare system using KKOOM funds for projects focused on reaching at-risk children across Korea. To find out more information and how to apply, please click here.

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, […]

December 16th, 2020

12 Days of KKOOM – [#2] New Technology During COVID

As COVID-19 hit South Korea with full force, KKOOM’s Board of Directors learned that KKOOM-supported children’s homes were in the middle of what would end up being a […]