Invitation of Korean Adoptees Overseas to “JOURNEY 2017”

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Vi er blevet informeret om følgende rejse til Korea for adopterede i 2017 – jeg beklager, at deadlinen er så tæt på, der var sket en fejl i forbindelse med en tidligere udsendelse, der ikke var gået igennem:

Invitation of Korean Adoptees Overseas to “JOURNEY 2017”

File : 201701-J001

January 17, 2017

To: International adoption agencies and Korean adoptees association

 

 

Subject : Invitation of Korean Adoptees Overseas to “JOURNEY 2017”

 

JINHEUNGMOONHWA Co., Ltd. has hosted a motherland tour program, called JOURNEY, for all Korean Overseas Adoptees every year since 1996 celebrating 20th company foundation. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for Korean Overseas Adoptees to learn and understand Korean culture and tradition, to foster a strong sense of pride in the Korean heritage and build a warm friendship between native Koreans and adoptees. We now invite Korean Overseas Adoptees to JOURNEY 2017 as below.

 

  1. Tentative Date

 June 18 – July 1, 2017 for two weeks
     ** subject to change slightly

 

  1. Applicant Qualifications / Participant Selection
    – All Korean Overseas Adoptees
    – From 16 to 30 years of age.
    – Preference to those who have not visited Korea before
    – Limited to 20 participants on FCFS basis

 

  1. Participation costs
    JINHEUNG MOONHWA Co., Ltd. will cover all expenses for this program
    (housing, food, transportation in Korea) except air travel to/from home country and domestic air travel from Busan/Jejudo/Seoul.

 

  1. How to Apply
    – Fill out and submit application form and brief essay which includes information about yourself and family background information and what you hope to gain  as a participant in Journey program. Include a recent color photo.
    Submit to :Robyn McLaughlin: robynpoland@gmail.com (USA)

    Andy H. Park : andyhpark@hotmail.com (Korea)
Application FormAttached Application form.

 ** Early application is highly appreciated as participants are accepted on a first come basis.

 

  1. Application Deadline

March 31, 2017

 

  1. Host

JINHEUNG MOONHWA Co., Ltd.

32 Seongsuiro 24-Gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, Korea
Tel: 82-2-460-0700 / Fax: 82-2-3298-1004
http://1004calendar.com

 

  1. Contact Information
    Mr. Andy H. Park(Korea)
    E-mail : andyhpark@hotmail.com
    Tel: +82-2-460-0789 / Cell: +82-10-5240-3881 / Fax: +82-2-3298-1004
    Ms. Robyn McLaughlin, US coordinator(U.S.A)
    E-mail: robynpoland@gmail.com
    Tel: +1-732-887-3183

 

■ Prospectus

Approximately 200,000 Korean adoptees with different nationalities and identities are known to be scattered all over the world.

With no voice of their own, Korean children have been sent throughout the world to various countries with diverse histories and cultures to start new lives.

While many have accepted these lives which were given to them, an equal amount have placed blame on their biological families and unknown circumstances for lives that truly are not their own.

While both groups may seek knowledge of their native country and the families they left behind, the identity issues of living in a different culture has caused pain for some. Seeking answers to their true culture, they desperately wish to find their roots.

What small act of love can we show to these adoptees?
By inviting them to Korea, we can help learn about Korean history, culture, and tradition, and show them the development of their motherland since they left.

If they can better understand and recognize their identity and receive encouragement and support from native Koreans, our hope is that they may stand as proud Koreans.

Therefore since 1996, we at JINHEUNGMOONHWA Co., Ltd. have invited 15-25 adoptees annually to Korea.

Though small in capacity now, we take pride in what we do, and as we proceed with this work, we hope that these Korean overseas adoptees, through this precious chance to visit their motherland, will enjoy a special experience and have the opportunities to represent Korea in the country they live as Koreans.

I hope to see you all soon.

Sincerely

Kyung-Jin Park,
Founder and President
JinHeung Moonhwa Co., Ltd

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