Annual SIWA Charity Gala


Join us for the 2018 SIWA Charity Gala!

Join us for an exciting evening of exotic cocktails, sumptuous food, dazzling entertainment, raffle prizes, dancing and more at the Carnaval Do Brasil themed Charity Gala 2018.

The event will be held at the Conrad Hotel, Seoul on April 7 2018.

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2018 SIWA Gala Beneficiaries

Gala net proceeds will benefit the following 3 charities.


The SIWA Annual Charity Gala is the second largest fundraising event after the SIWA & Diplomatic Community Bazaar. Net proceeds from the evening will be donated to support local charities in Korea.

Asia Community School

Asia Community School, established in 2006, is educating 1st-12th grade students.  Seventy-three out of 92 students are from multicultural families.  The school provides an environment conducive to learning not only about assimilating to Korea but also maintaining individual ethnic identity.  The School was one of the grant recipient finalist for SIWA Philanthropy Project.


Soyang Rainbow Children’s Home

Soyang Children’s Home, founded in 1922, is a loving place for 49 children.  The Home is now operated by the grandson of the founder after the passing of the second generation Executive Director.  Music and sports are strong components of their care and delivers results in the students’ pursuit of excellence with a majority of them going onto higher education.  Emphasis in also placed on preparing them to transition smoothly to independent living.


Seongnam Shelter for Adolescents

Each year more than 200 youth pass through the programs offered at Seongnam Shelter for Adolescents.  It provides much needed guidance and services to young men ages 15-22, who have been either abandoned by their family and/or the State.  The Shelter operates in four houses.  At the Red House, initial intake interview, therapy and counselling services are conducted.  All effort is made to reunite the young men with their family. When that is not an option, older ones are welcomed into the Yellow House and the younger ones into the Brick House.  The young men are then either guided toward completing their studies to receive a diploma or placed in work/vocational training; these young men live in the Green House.  The Shelter is a place of great hope and dignity.

Highlights

In the meantime, take a look at some of the highlights below


The 2017 SIWA Gala took place on Saturday April 8 at the Conrad Seoul, where an enchanted evening “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” was enjoyed. It included a cocktail hour with an open bar, a delicious four-course dinner, dancing, a silent auction, raffle drawings and more.

The SIWA Gala featured an exciting performance by THE PAINTERS: HERO, an innovative art performance that stages the mind-blowing live drawing with incredible visual effects filled with a blend of mime, dance and comedy right before your eyes.

2017 SIWA Gala Beneficiaries

Gala net proceeds will benefit the following 3 charities.


Jeon Jin Sang is a medical center run by six AFI members (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, social workers), employees, volunteers and supporters. was founded by Marie Brasseur, a Belgian nurse. She received a scholarship from SIWA to attend Choong Ang University School of Medicine in 1981.

SIWA’s financial support yielded exponential return as Dr Brasseur has served thousands of patients in the rural part of Korea her entire life. These patients are in the low-income levels. The clinic helps them to maintain the quality of health care by providing spiritual, emotional, physical optimal state of health at minimal cost.


Dream Tree is more than 50 years old organisation in Seoul, Korea. The Green Dream facility operating under Dream Tree, is a home for 282 abandoned children and young adults from single un-wed mothers. Approximately 10% children are bi-racial. They are largely the product of the un-wed mothers, who give birth to babies at the Busan center. They are brought to this center after a few years.

Adoption is not allowed and they have no financial support from the mother/parent, hence the orphanage becomes the home for these children. Apart from providing home facilities, the center provides them with special after-school programmes to develop a positive impact on creating intellectual, emotional and social independence for the children.


Myongdo (The Bright Way) Welfare Center, at Mokpo, Shin-An area, was founded in 1985. In the society of our time, there is much disregard for human life in all its forms. The dignity of human person is so often ignored or placed on the lowest rung of priorities; people can be regarded as tools to be used, rather than gifts to be respected, nourished, and encouraged to reach their full potential without any question of discrimination.

The Day Centre, started by Sister Geradine Ryan, Columban Sisters, recognizes and promotes the dignity of the human person by providing the right environment for 800 children and adults with disabilities. In Korea, they have been working for a more inclusive society through educational and work rehabilitation and social integration programmes for people with Learning Difficulties.

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