The Value of Respect and Encouragement

Children at the So Jun Children’s Home in South Korea learn important life lessons

There are many reasons that children — no matter their background — deserve respect and encouragement as they grow. But when it comes to kids from impoverished households or children who are orphaned, it is especially important to show them respect and encouragement. For these children — like the ones who live at the So Jun Children’s Home in South Korea— having adults motivate them and treat them with dignity helps their self-esteem and provides […]

The High Cost of City Living

Big city locations mean higher costs of care for children’s homes in South Korea

No matter where you are in the world, it tends to be more expensive to live in big cities. Rent and housing costs in major cities are often higher than in rural areas. Products purchased in stores can be more costly as well in urban settings — including basic needs like food and clothing. Children Incorporated has two projects in and near one of South Korea’s largest cities, Daegu. With a population of around 2.5 […]

Conserving Energy in South Korea

At two projects in Busan, energy-saving efforts mean more funds to support children in need

It is more often than not that our affiliated projects, especially outside of the United States, are not housed in modern, state-of-the-art structures. When funds are scarce and money is stretched thin, our volunteer coordinators must focus on making sure our sponsored and unsponsored children are receiving everything they need to succeed, not leaving much for updating infrastructure or repairing buildings. Because of this, we at Children Incorporated many times see dormitories that are run […]

Taking Care of the Youth of Today

University students volunteer to help orphans at the Kang Nam Children’s Home

Making sure young people have positive influences around them is crucial to their development. This is especially true for children coming from difficult circumstances like the orphans and children from impoverished backgrounds living at the Kang Nam Children’s Home in South Korea. After a visit to the home, our International Director of Programs, Luis Bourdet, reported that the sixty children living at this Children Incorporated affiliated project meet with local university students every week. The […]

To Be Loved and Looked After

A nurturing home environment and sponsorship support help orphaned children in South Korea

We know well that sponsorship support is valuable to children living in poverty both physically and psychologically. That was especially apparent for our Director of International Programs, Luis Bourdet, while he was visiting the Sung Ae Children’s Home in South Korea. While at the home, which is located outside of Korea’s capital of Seoul, Luis found that the support children receive from their sponsors is utilized not only to provide clothing and shoes for them […]

Visiting Lebanon and South Korea

In the two diverse nations, Luis Bourdet finds that sponsorship support is more important than ever

After many years of not being able to visit Lebanon and South Korea, where we support hundreds of children through our sponsorship program, our International Programs Director, Luis Bourdet, was finally able to visit both countries at the end of last year. “In recent years, great turmoil and many political issues have created instability in countries neighboring Lebanon and South Korea. As a result, previous plans to visit the two countries have had to be […]