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Nonprofit campaign is established to help students from low-income families purchase school uniforms

By KpopJoA   Wednesday, February 15, 2017   4,276   68   5
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Global NGO Good Neighbors recently created a campaign for low-income students wishing to purchase school uniforms.


The current price for the full package of junior high school uniforms which includes summer, winter, and gym clothes run around 800,000 KRW or around $705 USD.


This expense is very prohibitive for parents in the poverty group, making less than 1.41 million KRW a month (around $1,200 USD).




Good Neighbors released a video (view above) showing how Hana, who comes from a low-income family, would benefit especially from this program as she is taking care of her sick mother and is unable to pay the hefty amount for a school uniform.


Living off 100,000 KRW (around $88 USD) provided by the government along with her sick mother making 400,000 KRW ($352 USD) from sewing clothes, it is clearly a struggle for Hana's family to afford a school uniform.


Seeing situations like Hana's, Good Neighbors decided to hold a campaign to support such students by providing them with school uniforms and their tuitions.


The NGO group has assisted a total of 1,042 students in 768 schools nationwide, distributing 280 million KRW (approximately $247,000 USD) worth of uniforms and fees.


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Skyepop Thursday, February 16, 2017

$700 for uniform? Thats insane are they sewn by blind monks or something? I think my Mom spent less then that on uniforms for my 2 brothers and I over 5 years. What do kids do if they can't afford it? Is there a second hand option?

k_kid Wednesday, February 15, 2017

This is what SM should helping out with instead of building a "Kpop international school" in my opinion.

Dani8493 Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Why are the uniforms so expensive? I mean, it's not like these schools are private, right? Shouldn't public schools at least make their uniforms affordable for everyone?

vyonce Wednesday, February 15, 2017

i don't get why uniforms are so expensive

DZico Wednesday, February 15, 2017

there still good people out there

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