News & Events
Our values are children-oriented. They are driven by our mission to allow children to realise their self-worth and reach their potential. We believe that our values will guide us to find better ways to empower the children.
SIWA & International Community Fundraising and Food Festival
September 24th and 25th, 2022
Total Museum of Contemporary Art,
8 Pyeongchang 32-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Come and support SIWA as they raise money for Open Arms and Soyang Rainbow Children’s Home in Gadeok-do, Busan!
Click on their logo to go to their webpage
Latest Coronavirus Situation
Updated 5 May 2022
As restrictions country-wide have eased, we are looking at more hopeful times ahead. If you are a registered volunteer, look out for emails with volunteering opportunities at the welfare homes we serve!
We are still waiting to know when we can restart our Toddler programs.
Diverse Voices - Listen again!
Interviews with Jasmine Lee
Celebrating Children's Day and National Adoption Day:
Since 2018, Dulwich College Seoul and their school community have provided Christmas gifts for all the children in the welfare homes Open Arms partners with. Every year we add more presents to the list and they have never let us down.
This year is no exception with the addition of two further homes with a total of 180 gifts (personally requested by each child with the help of their room caregivers, valued at 30,000 KW each), which will be collected and delivered to the 4 welfare centers on December 8. Each present will also include a handwritten Christmas card from the student sponsoring the gift.
Many families bought multiple presents and we even received a message that more parents were wanting to buy gifts even though all the presents were spoken for! Each year, the Dulwich Primary Office is transformed into a magical Santa’s workshop filled with Christmas presents waiting to be delivered to deserving children. This is no easy task. It takes a village of hardworking elves to pull it together!
Thank you to the Primary Charity Committee lead by teachers, both also OA Early Years volunteers. OA will host a Zoom meeting with the Charity Committee children to talk about OA, answer their questions and plan for future events. Thank you again Dulwich College Seoul for your kindness, hard work and for partnering with Open Arms!
Activity Packages Delivery
Early Years Program
Thank you Katy for your compassion, love and leadership!
Floppy Frogs for Open Arms Korea
Seoul Foreign British School teachers and KS3 students within the Global Social Leaders Program are dedicated to the service of others. During the closure of the campus, they sewed an ‘army’ of Floppy Froggies for the Early Years children.
They are sure to bring smiles and entertain the children during this difficult time of isolation. In this age of mass production, it is even more meaningful that each frog was hand made and unique. By educating and empowering children to help each other, the GSLP is creating a community of future global social leaders.
Thank you for all that you do!