Unearthing the Hidden Treasures of Korea
Oak Tree Project is a scholarship fund/mentoring program for Korean orphans attending university.
Most of the children who leave the orphanages have no emotional or financial support. Loneliness, depression, suicidal thoughts, vulnerability to bad jobs and bad influences, and alcohol abuse are all huge dangers for these kids. For most of them they have no one to mentor them and help them get on their feet. The few who are able to attend college often give up because they are so worn out from working all the time to provide for their tuition.
Oak Tree Project was formed to not just provide a scholarship for the orphans, but to also serve as a mentoring program that would give the kids the emotional support and direction that they so sorely need. Although their lives have been rooted in the storms of rejection and struggle, we believe through the love and support of the program they will be able to rise up above the storms as mighty oak trees, unshakable in their identity.
Oak Tree Project began with just four recipients in 2013. The program has grown with each year and Oak Tree Project now has 28 students on roster (each with their own mentor), with 15 students having graduated through the program over the past few years.
Out of the 500,000won given a month, a typical student’s budget is…
40% (~200,000won) spent on food
15% (~75,000won) spent on transportation
15% (~75,000won) spent on personal needs
15% (~75,000won) spent on school supplies and events
15% (~75,000won) spent on cell phone
Out of funds given to the program, about 98% go directly to the students. The rest covers simple administrative costs of the program. All staff and mentors in the program serve strictly as volunteers.
On Saturday, October 15, 2016, Oak Tree Project will be partnering with a race for underprivileged children in Korea to raise funds for scholarships for orphans in South Korea. Orphans in Korea are on their own after they graduate from high school and many struggle to get by financially and emotionally. It is especially difficult for those who get into college who have to work while studying. The stress and loneliness leads to depression and desperation for many, which can lead to prostitution, joining gangs, or even suicide. Oak Tree Project is a scholarship and mentoring program designed to not just help the orphans have funds through college, but to also receive the emotional support and guidance they need to succeed. To find out more about the Oak Tree Project, please visit www.oaktreeproject.com.
To donate, click the "Donate now" button on the right.
To run, you can sign up for the 5K, 10K, or half-marathon. The registration fee is ₩33,000 and the deadline for sign-ups is October 6th, 2016. All registrants will receive a free t-shirt. The registration fee will go directly to the Oak Tree Project scholarship fund.
Register for the run here: http://bit.do/otr2016
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yeouinaru Han River Park
Seoul, South Korea
2016년 10월15일 토요일에 참나무프젝트는 국내 소외계층아동들을 위한 마라톤대회와 함께 파트너로 참여해 보육원에서 자란 학생들을 위한 장학금마련 행사를 진행중입니다. 국내 보육원에서 자란 학생들은 고등학교를 졸업 후 자립해 재정적으로, 정서적으로 많은 어려움을 겪고 있습니다. 특히, 대학에 진학한 학생들은 일과 학업을 병행하느라 이중고를 겪습니다. 스트레스와 정서적 고립은 상당수의 학생들이 우울증을 경험하고 재정적 어려움은 결국 성매매, 폭력조직에 빠지거나 심지어는 자살에까지 이르게 합니다. 참나무프로젝트는 보육원에서 자라 대학에 진학하는 학생들에게 생활비 장학금 뿐 아니라 멘토링 프로그램을 통해 정서적 후원과 성공적 삶을 위한 길잛이가 되어주는 장학제도입니다. 참나무프로젝트에 대해 더 알고싶으신 분은 저희 홈페이지를 방문해 주십시오. www.oaktreeproject.co.kr
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마라톤대회에 참여하고자 하는 분은 5Km, 10Km, 하프 중 선택하셔서 등록하시면 됩니다. 참가비는 33,000원이고 등록 마감일은 2016년 10월 6일입니다. 모든 참가자에게는 무료 티셔츠가 제공됩니다. 참가비는 전액 참나무프로젝트의 장학금 기금으로 쓰입니다.
마라톤 등록은 여기서 해주십시오: http://bit.do/otr2016
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서울시 여의나루 한강공원
The children who grow up in the orphanages of South Korea face many difficult challenges to succeed after they leave the children homes. For those who desire to attend university they must work extra jobs to provide for their tuition and their living needs. Many are unable to finish school because of the financial burden and the lack of emotional support. Oak Tree Project has been created to provide orphans with a scholarship to provide for their living needs and to provide mentors for their emotional well being. Oak Tree Project began in 2013 with four recipients and expanded to nine recipients in 2014. Our hope is to provide for more and more children with each year.
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