Nest is a corporation that wants to make the world smile. “Since Nest’s establishment on October 28, 2006; Nest has carried out various projects. Including supporting the visit of homeland, settlement of overseas adoptees, and helping with the development of poor and underprivileged third world countries; in order to help humans beyond religion and ideology. Currently, Nest focuses on improving and developing services for overseas adoptees in line with social changes entering the Phono-Sapiens phase. Nest is aiming to gradually increase the quality of life in different areas through a wide range of preparatory steps, from planning the support methods to the study of quantitative and non-metric evaluation methods.”
Assistance with Finding Biological Family
The number of overseas adoptees who left Korea due to adoption after the Korean War is estimated to be about 167,547 by 2018, according to the National Adoption Services statistics. But including the official statistics by the government the figure is estimated to be about 220,000. Some overseas adoptees naturally want to find their roots as they grow up. There are plenty of resources to find their roots as long as they have accurate adoption records. But unfortunately, overseas adoptees who do not have accurate adoption records have a lot of difficulty finding their roots. Nevertheless, do not let go of hope. Nest is here to try and help with our various resources and connections.
Airport pickup service
Nest provides airport pick-up services only for overseas adoptees who are visiting Korea for the first time. If you are interested, please fill out of the following form.
There are countless of foreigners visiting Korea, but overseas adoptees are a bit different from them. Some adoptees come to Korea with the intention of getting a better understanding of their ‘roots.’ So instead of using a more conventional type of accommodation, we offer homestays. This provides you with a hands-on experience of Korea, taking what you have read through books or seen in photos into real life. Nest offers overseas adoptees with an opportunity to stay in a homestay for one to five days. Please apply at least two months in advance for service preparation.
Let’s Go to Korea
This is a travel program that helps overseas adoptees to embrace the beautiful atmosphere and warmth Korea has to offer. Visitors will visit various places in Korea including: Incheon Ceramic Village, Jeonju hanok village, Jirisan Nogodan Mountain, Jeju Island, and the Boseong green tea field. Participants will get to enjoy various programs such as a temple stay, rural visits, riding a rail bike, the bamboo park, go karting, four wheeling, riding a jet boat, hiking, and much more. You will get to experience the emotional impact and memories alongside other adoptees. Ever since the start of “Let’s Go, Korea” it has been held every year. It is sponsored by the Overseas Korean Foundation and the Ministry of Health and Welfare. Participation is for overseas adoptees that are over 18 years old, it is a first-come-first serve basis with the acceptance of only 10 applicants.
Nest provides translation services to foreign adoptees visiting Korea. We connect Korean volunteers to overseas adoptees in order to ensure smooth communication with their biological families. As well as providing translation for when adoptees are abroad and wish to exchange letters with their biological families in Korean, English, and French.
Korean Language Class
Nest provides a Korean language program for overseas adoptees visiting/residing in Korea. Often times overseas adoptees become frustrated because they were born as a Korean but speak a foreign language, creating difficulties when communicating in Korea. Also studying Korean helps provide adoptees with a better understanding of Korean culture. And for overseas adoptees who have different cultures and languages, studying Korean is also the process of finding their roots. Just as language itself is said to be a culture, it provides an opportunity for overseas adoptees to learn Korean culture and understand their roots well. Nest offers 1:1 Korean classes for overseas adoptees who want to learn Korean but cannot attend regular educational institutions due to time-economical reasons or want to study additionally in addition to regular education. This class consists of 1:1 individual classes, and if a student (adult overseas adoptee) applies for a class, we will connect them with a volunteer who has registered as a Korean language volunteer teacher to help you take the class. As more adoptees visit Korea every year and stay in Korea, the demand for Korean language education is also increasing. This class is an opportunity for adoptees to understand Korean culture and Koreans as well as learning Korean. In the process of finding and meeting your biological family, or trying to learn more about Korea, the biggest obstacle is the communication. Through Nest’s language program, overseas adoptees can learn Korean in a way they have never learned it before.
Nitang Philippines, ‘A Glass of Milk Sharing Project.’
Nitang is an area outside of Quezon City, the children and teenagers are often times exposed to many diseases due to the polluted rivers. In this area, the death rate is high due to malnutrition. Therefore, this organization launched a nutrition improvement project to help strengthen the immune system of children and adolescents through conjunctiva with the Korean Martyrs’ Association dispatched to the Nitang area.
Women’s Compentency Enhancement Project, Daru Kudos, Senegal.
Senegal’s Daru Kudos region is a region where women are not educated. This creates a low frequency of social advancement, and there is an atmosphere of social oppression against women. Additionally, as more women were forced to the streets under the system of polygamy, the poverty of women became a social problem, and support for women’s human rights and independence was required.
Support for study rooms for children in poverty in Cambodia.
This program supports poor children in the Pusat region of Cambodia. In this area, there was a social perception that poverty was a “punishment” for the fault of parents or family members. This became difficult with breaking down the deep-rooted negative perception. In addition, the educational environment infrastructure and facilities for the poor were so badly managed that the high school graduation rate was less than 2%.
Anna Center Support Education Program for Disabled Children
This is a support program that was created to help intellectually disabled children and adults in Kachin Mynamar. More than 50% of individuals with disabilities worked together to solve social problems that have been causing them to be denied admission into schools. The program included education and social adaptation training of disabled children and adults in order to help this socially disadvantaged group in the region be able to stand on their own feet.
Medical Service and Scholarship Support
2014 “Marshall Islands”
Support for providing 20 computers
Jabol Island, which is located in the Marshall Islands, is an area where residents and students rely on coconuts to continue their production. Education for children was not only difficult but they also had to worry about what they would eat. But we believed that the computers would help the children become more well educated.
Operation of a Dental Clinic
We established a clinic in the Muui Village in Darding, Nepal. This was to provide the local residents with basic medicines and first aid, as well as laying the foundation of disease prevention. The main priority of this project was to complete the building of the clinic within the first half of 2012, then bring in dental equipment, and malaria treatment equipment during the second half of 2012. With the goal to help provide future medical services to about 43,000 residents.
Darhan Agricultural School-support
Darhan City is the second largest city in Mongolia, with a population of only about 100,000 and is an educational city. After the collapse of the communist regime in 1990, the unemployment rate had increased significantly in Mongolia, with an unemployment rate between 7 to 9%. With job creation being the main focus, something that emerged was to transfer systematic agricultural technology to children under the age of 15 as the main target, and the project was carried out in a way that could lead to the development of the community.