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Let's Help Children - English to Underprivileged Children - Seongnam City

  • Apr 19, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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Hello Volunteers,


Anyone up for teaching English conversation to elementary school kids from very low income families?

Our first pilot program of this kind at Dongbu Regional Children's Center have been going really well thanks to our volunteer members' lovely dedication.

Lately, more regional children's cetners are asking for our help and I'm working on shaping up on a couple more. I will continue to add more locations citywide so that more members can participate at their convenient location.

This meetup is our second program of this kind, and the average household income of these children's families is even lower than that of those households living in Seoul. And more children will probably be coming to get help from our group.

Here're more details.

We need a small team comprised of 3~5 "NATIVE" English speaker members each pairing with "BILINGUAL" Korean members, who will teach English to these underprivileged children who can't afford any private education, registered at Seongnam City's Regional Children's Centers. Our team will work with 2 groups of children, roughly 5 to 7 kids per group, in each session.

* "NATIVE" English speakers mean nationals from 7 countries - Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, U.K., U.S.A.

** "BILINGUAL" Koreans mean our Korean members who can participate in sessions, and help communicate and coordinate between our native speakers, the Center teachers, and the kids.

These kids can not only afford any private education but also are lonely and not properly taken care of by their parents, so Seongnam City's regional children's centers provide cares and certain protections to them after school hours. They're exposed to crimes and abusements if they're gone home early after school. Isn't it sad?

If you have 2-3 hours of free time you'd contribute to education and wellbeing of these kids, let's help them together.

I told to the Center staff that our volunteers need a break on weekends, and may not have enough time to prepare a lot to teach them systematically but leading free talking sessions may be doable. Is it?



- Meeting point: Ticket Booth inside of Sinheung Subway Station on Line 8, at 1000AM

- Primary Contact: Jude Choy, Our Volunteer Event Host at this center at [masked]: 

- Other inquiries: James Kim, Organizer of Korea International Volunteers, at[masked]


Thank you always!


REMINDER: I'll make my best effort to maintain a good ratio between native speakers and bilingual Korean volunteers. Once you signed up, please COMMIT yourself on the date you signed up for. You don't have to commit yourself for every weekly session but it may be nice if you can go back to them frequently and become a good teacher as well as their good friend!

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    To All the Volunteers Who Came Today,

    On behalf of the kids and Event Hosts, we would like to thank you for taking time out of your busy Saturday schedule and coming out and helping us. Without your generous support, dedication and love, this event won't been the marvelous event that it was. Since it was the Easter Weekend, the kids especially loved decorating their Easter egg and receiving some holiday chocolates. Thank you, again and I hope to see you each and every Saturday. Have a nice Easter Weekend and wonderful week.


    4 · April 20, 2014

    • Stephen R.

      sam, you're awesome. Thanks for chipping in the ideas and dollars to make the event special. same goes to everyone else. putting smiles on the kids faces is why I go there. Thanks for making it happen.

      2 · April 20, 2014

    • JUDE C.

      Happy Easter. Great job everyone!!! KId love the eggs!!! We all had a blast!!

      1 · April 20, 2014

  • JUDE C.

    We are heading to the center now.

    April 19, 2014

  • Tina

    Can't wait to see everyone tomorrow~~~~ Thanks for joining the meetup! ;)

    3 · April 18, 2014

  • JUDE C.

    Hi, this is Jude.

    I will be waiting inside Sinheung station(next to the 7-11) at 10:00 a.m
    for everybody to escort to the center. Waiting time is 5-10 minutes.

    If you have been to the center before, please feel free to go there directly.

    Hope to see everybody there this Easter Weekend. If you are running late or in need of direction here is my cell #:[masked] to contact me.

    1 · April 18, 2014

  • Aralynn M.

    Hi. I see on the map it shows location to be in Yeoeuido but you meet at sinheung station on line 8. Which is correct location?

    1 · April 7, 2014

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      Aralynn. The correct location is Sinheung Station on Line 8. There is something wrong when you click on "Hope Regional Children's Center" link. We will correct that.

      Please click here -­ - for the location of the center in relation to Sinheung Station.

      If there any more question(s), please ask. Hope to see at the center.


      1 · April 7, 2014

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