Together for Tomorrow! Enabling People
“Dream mentoring” that closes the gap among dreams
College students, industry specialists and employees mentor
educationally disadvantaged middle-school students on charting
career paths and developing competencies valued in a 4th Industrial Revolution era.
The program offers needy students an equal education opportunity by providing a ladder of hope that will facilitate social mobility and thus seeks to help dismantle the vicious cycle of economic disparities widening the education gap.
the existing offline, in-class education transformed into a 24/7 online system.
The existing English- and math-based approach is pivoted to helping students explore career options, develop future competencies(literacy, numeracy, global ed, SW), and learn basic study skills.
The existing system consisting solely of college students as tutors has been expanded to include industry specialists, Company employees.
Launched in 2012, the program has since been participated by some 89,000 middle-school and 24,000 college students.
Project Respect Life
“Spreading the culture of respecting human life through societal,
cultural, economic and other diverse avenues”
Project Respect Life employs education, campaign and other diverse means with the help of employees
and suicide prevention experts to raise awareness of the gravity of growing suicides as well as to promote
the culture of respecting human life.
The project conducts suicide prevention education programs aimed at reducing youth suicides, a growing social issue in Korea.
※ Korea is the highest of the OECD countries in suicide rate.
Three courses as of 2021: a 5.9km course indicating the number of youth suicides per 10,00 Koreans a 11.3km indicating the daily average number of suicides of the OECD nations, and a 37.8km, the daily average number of suicides of Korea.
Both launched in 2015, the program and the campaign have since been participated by some 350,000 and 20,000 students, respectively.
Ladder of Hope
“Helping youths develop self-reliance as a new social member”
Ladder of Hope offers a living space and a one-on-one education customized to the competence of
individual youths 18 years and older entering society.
Building support centers and offering an individual-specific education to help new social members become self-reliant.
① Basic knowledge essential to self-reliance, ② Support for employment and social adjustment,
③ Single room occupancy
Begun in 2015, the program has completed four self-reliance support centers as part of its first phase plan in four regions (Busan, Daegu, Kangwon, Kwangju)
and is building one in the North Gyeongsang region, slated for completion in June, 2022.
As part of the second phase plan, four centers are completed in the South Gyeongsang, South Chungcheong, North Jeolla and Gyeonggi regions, and one is underway in South Jeollla, to be completed in March, 2022.
Support programs for youth with disabilities
“Diverse education and support programs also are underway aimed at strengthening self-reliance
competencies and regaining physical and mental health for youth facing challenges at
home or at work due to physical or mental disabilities.”