A group of Korean taekwondo masters living in the USA visited WTF’s headquarters on July 25, 2016 to voluntarily donate for the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan.
Those who made voluntary donations were Master Woo-sup Kim of Tiger Kim’s World Class Taekwondo; Master Eunsoo Yoo of Master Yoo’s World Class Taekwondo; and Master Sung-min Yu of Yong-In Tiger Taekwondo. Those who made commitment to donate when they go back to the United States were Master Jae-cheon Shim of Master Shim’s World Class Taekwondo; and Master Jaeyhun Kim of J.H. Kim’s White Tiger Martial Arts.
They are the first Korean taekwondo masters who voluntarily visited the WTF headquarters and make donations. All the donors asked the donated money to be used for the Azraq Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.
WTF President Chungwon Choue with Korean taekwondo masters living in the USA when they visited the headquarters of the World Taekwondo Federation in downtown Seoul on July 25, 2016. The Korean masters voluntarily donated for the WTF’s Azraq refugee camp project in Jordan.
The donated money goes directly to the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation, which is based in Lausanne, Switzerland. The THF was officially established in April this year and started receiving online donations through its official Web site (www.tahaid.org) on June 27, 2016.
To help empower children and refugee camps around the world, the WTF created the World Taekwondo Cares Program as part of the 2016 WTF Development Program. As a fund-raising arm, the WTF helped launch the THF.
By dispatch one Korean coach and one local Jordanian coach, the WTF is teaching taekwondo for about 60 children aged between 11-14 at the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan since last April.
For expanded taekwondo training, the WTF plans to build its own Taekwondo Academy at the Azraq refugee camp as early as this October.