ADRF has built and continues to manage educational institutions for isolated children in poverty who cannot get the benefit of basic education. We try to provide a better educational environment with management support for each school, and these schools supply more than just scholastic opportunity for all students.
We also support our children through the difficult task of managing what has grown into a global educational institution. This difficult operation includes building and enlarging all facilities so that children can study in a clean and positive learning environment.
We give the promise of hope that brightens children’s faces by forming relationships between children in poor countries and generous individual supporters. In this way we supplement the children’s education and basic living.
▶ ADRF Provides Opportunity to be Educated through New Hope Class
In select developing countries where the quality of education is relatively low, ADRF provides children with various opportunities to be educated, such as remedial education for basic subjects like mathematics or English. We also provide education in other areas, like art, music, physical education, Korean and field study activities. Also, we support young people’s physical growth by providing meals for local poorly-fed children and by scheduling regular health examinations by visiting nurses.
▶ Child Care and Humanistic Educational Support by Volunteer Teacher
Once or more per month a volunteer teacher visits each child’s home in person to check the home environment and individual health. Our goal is to help them improve their home environment through education and attention. We also monitor the child’s mental state through regular psychological consultations and interviews, and support personality education through the ADRF New Hope Class.
We sent 12 volunteers to Liberia, Africa in January 1997. Since then we have continued to send volunteers abroad. The global volunteers prepare various educational contents and voluntarily present is for local children in need. They provide labor services, such as repairing facilities and building extensions for schools. Our volunteers also donate products and materials. Additionally, they run medical services for health improvement, cultural exchange programs, and cultural experience interchange, working to understand each other’s history and culture.
ADRF Global Volunteer Program not only serves local poor children and neighbor residents, we also help the volunteers become experienced global leaders. Through volunteer training and overseas operations, ADRF volunteers understanding global problems and practice sharing. They grow and become better global citizenship.
Global Volunteers Major Activity
▶ Education Volunteer
Service members prepare various subjects of education and then volunteer in a local school or New Hope Class to teach those subjects in person.
This arrangement allows meaningful interchange as dispatched volunteers visit the homes of New Hope Class students.
▶ Meal and Labor Service
Meal service is provided for hope class students who can barely come to school with their starving stomachs. Labor service is also managed. Work includes repairing New Hope Classes or building class extensions.
▶ Cultural Experience
A highlight for volunteers is experiencing a field location’s history and culture by visiting cultural heritage and historical sites in each country.
We convey stories about the meaning and value of sharing and the pleasure of it to let more people participate and practice together in sharing.
▶ Group Educational Sharing
A teacher visits places such as schools, corporate events, gatherings and proceeds fun share classes talking about meanings and values of sharing and the action of it, too. ADRF has made people recognize the reality of children in poverty in the whole world by visual and auditory materials, telling them about what trivial sharing’s means, values, and the pleasures starting in the daily life, and educate them to practice in reality.
▶ Education for Global Citizenship
It is not only for lectures but is a participatory program that students plan and practice the project for themselves. It develops global leadership by searching concrete solutions for global issues and problems through Hope Classes and international cooperation project from each foreign operation of ADRF.
ADRF is helping the volunteers look for their own ways to help people and put them into action by developing various projects that can fulfill with some domestic volunteers and proceeds them.
▶ Hope Dream
_Story book Translating Volunteers
Every year, we translate Korean story books with good quality through talent donation, to volunteers who have outstanding English ability. We use these books in English or Korean language education, and humanistic education for children overseas. All these activities are carried out by volunteers with their prestigious competence from international high schools, foreign language high schools, Yonsei University, Hankook University of Foreign Education, and Sookmyung Women’s University.
▶ Dream High
_Teachers’ Volunteering Team
We are together for higher dream of children in Africa and Asia. Dream High is a voluntary organization of Korean teachers. We not only make materials for teaching but also make an effort to strengthen volunteers’ capabilities by visiting local ADRF New Hope Class. We aim to improve quality of education in Africa and Asia.
▶ New Hope Supporters
_Online and Offline Ambassadors
New Hope Supporter is an online and offline honorary ambassador who advocates the ADRF slogan ‘HOPE = EDUCATION, Education is hope’. It’s ADRF public relations exercises that set up a relation with a child who comes from a supported nation, support educational opportunities to children in Africa and Asia, and give news of New Hope class and children through social medias such as blogs and Facebook.
ADRF supports various activities to foreign students from developing countries.
▶ International Student Support
ADRF gives scholarships to the selected international students in Korea and provides opportunities of diverse cultural experiences. International students from Africa and Asia have regular meetings and experience different cultures together in Korea. Up to now more than 160 students have played active roles in various fields including local ADRF office to improve their countries after they return to their home countries.
▶ ADRF Global PR Activist
An educational support from ADRF publicize share of ADRF as global Activist. They illustrate difficulties of their nations and promote vision of ADRF to make much more people participate in sharing.