Activities

2022 OKF Gathering for Overseas Korean Adoptees
Date
2022.12.07

The 2022 OKF Gathering for Overseas Korean Adoptees was held in Seoul on Oct. 12–17, 2022. Most of the adoptees who participated in the event had never visited Korea after their adoption. It is time to witness their first step into their motherland through photographs of meaningful and valuable programs!


[Welcome Dinner] Adoptee participants enjoying their welcoming banquet

[Welcome Dinner] Adoptee participants enjoying their welcoming banquet



[Opening Ceremony] Adoptee participants taking a ceremonial photo at the opening ceremony

[Opening Ceremony] Adoptee participants taking a ceremonial photo at the opening ceremony



[Info Session] Adoptee participants receiving practical info from relevant institutes, adoption institutes, and professionals from organizations

[Info Session] Adoptee participants receiving practical info from relevant institutes, adoption institutes, and professionals from organizations



[K-History I] Adoptee participants learning about the Korean humanitarian spirit at Sajikdan Altar

[K-History I] Adoptee participants learning about the Korean humanitarian spirit at Sajikdan Altar

[K-History I] Adoptee participants learning about the Korean humanitarian spirit at Sajikdan Altar



[K-History I] Adoptee participants taking a souvenir photo in front of Gyeonghoeru Pavilion in Gyeongbokgung Palace

[K-History I] Adoptee participants taking a souvenir photo in front of Gyeonghoeru Pavilion in Gyeongbokgung Palace



[K-History II] Adoptee participants appreciating the two Pensive Bodhisattvas in the Room of Contemplation of the National Museum of Korea

[K-History II] Adoptee participants appreciating the two Pensive Bodhisattvas in the Room of Contemplation of the National Museum of Korea



[K-Art] Adoptee participants feeling the style of traditional Korean craft by leaving engravings of their names in Hangeul

[K-Art] Adoptee participants feeling the style of traditional Korean craft by leaving engravings of their names in Hangeul



[K-Art] A engraved seal with the Korean flag, crafted by an adoptee participant

[K-Art] A engraved seal with the Korean flag, crafted by an adoptee participant



[K-Art] Adoptee participants using the traditional Korean colors of the five directions (yellow, red, blue, black, white) to draw their very own beautiful folk paintings

[K-Art] Adoptee participants using the traditional Korean colors of the five directions (yellow, red, blue, black, white) to draw their very own beautiful folk paintings



[K-Food] Adoptee participants listening to a lesson on Korean food

[K-Food] Adoptee participants listening to a lesson on Korean food



[K-Food] Adoptee participants cooking Japchae for themselves, a famous Korean festival dish

[K-Food] Adoptee participants cooking Japchae for themselves, a famous Korean festival dish



[K-Sport] Adoptee participants experiencing Taekwondo, Korea’s traditional martial art, to learn the spirit and valor of the Korean people

[K-Sport] Adoptee participants experiencing Taekwondo, Korea’s traditional martial art, to learn the spirit and valor of the Korean people



[K-Pop] Adoptee participants learning K-Pop dance moves, one of the leading K-content, enjoying the dynamic side of Korean culture with their bodies

[K-Pop] Adoptee participants learning K-Pop dance moves, one of the leading K-content, enjoying the dynamic side of Korean culture with their bodies



[K-Tour (Contemporary)] Adoptee participants witnessing the modern features of Korea, experiencing the present and the future of Seoul

[K-Tour (Contemporary)] Adoptee participants witnessing the modern features of Korea, experiencing the present and the future of Seoul

[K-Tour (Contemporary)] Adoptee participants witnessing the modern features of Korea, experiencing the present and the future of Seoul



[K-Tour (Heritage)] Adoptee participants taking poses in front of the statue of King Sejong

[K-Tour (Heritage)] Adoptee participants taking poses in front of the statue of King Sejong



[K-Tour (Heritage)] Adoptee participants going around the streets of the Hanok Village, marveling at the side of Seoul that retains Korean traditions

[K-Tour (Heritage)] Adoptee participants going around the streets of the Hanok Village, marveling at the side of Seoul that retains Korean traditions

[K-Tour (Heritage)] Adoptee participants going around the streets of the Hanok Village, marveling at the side of Seoul that retains Korean traditions



[Closing Ceremony] Adoptee participants looking back the journey they had together

[Closing Ceremony] Adoptee participants looking back the journey they had together



[Closing Ceremony] Adoptee participants having the time to say goodbye and promise to meet again

[Closing Ceremony] Adoptee participants having the time to say goodbye and promise to meet again