Arirang Institute seeks to strengthen ties in East Asia through "People to People" Diplomacy.

A special thanks to all those who supported us in the past, support us now, and in the future.

 

People to People

Arirang Institute believes the only way to build trust, understanding, and positive momentum for peace and prosperity on the Korean peninsula is through people to people interactions.  

Football Diplomacy

Arirang Institute is proud to announce, in collaboration with the Super Sunday Football League (SSFL) and Zaicro, the creation of an International Football Diplomacy Team.  

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This section seeks to honor the tremendous support, inspiration, and charity of the individuals, who made Arirang Institute possible, and whom without we would not exist today.  

From Left to Right: Tom Norris ~ AI Cooperation Director, Mark Sample ~ Team Captain, Matthew Fennell~ Team Manager Joe Hutahaean ~ Head Coach, President Choi ~ Zaicro, James Finney ~ Director of Football, Jon Boulty ~ Player, John Lee ~ Hometown Football Director, Michael Lammbrau ~ AI Seoul Bureau Chief

From Left to Right: Tom Norris ~ AI Cooperation Director, Mark Sample ~ Team Captain, Matthew Fennell~ Team Manager
Joe Hutahaean ~ Head Coach, President Choi ~ Zaicro, James Finney ~ Director of Football, Jon Boulty ~ Player, John Lee ~ Hometown Football Director, Michael Lammbrau ~ AI Seoul Bureau Chief

     On Saturday January 16th, 2016 at 누리마음연구소 Arirang Institute, in cooperation with Zaicro and the Seoul Super Sunday Footbal League (SSFL), is proud to announce the creation of a Diplomacy Football Team. The Diplomacy Football Team will be composed of players from various nations and cultures and will seek to strengthen ties in East Asia through the love of Football. 

"Our squad will comprise of players from different backgrounds and cultures. That is the beauty of sport: it brings people together, all with the same goal of winning. This is a great opportunity to help foster relationships between Koreans from across the Peninsula and people from all over the world."
- Matthew Fennell, Team Manager
 
 

THE LEADERSHIP

 

James Finney
Director of Football

Matthew Fennell
Team Manager

Joe Hutahaean
Head Coach

Mark Sample
Team Captain

 
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Mr. Chang Young Choi
President of Zaicro

 

Mr. Chang Young Choi is the President of the Football apparel company Zaicro. Zaicro is a Korean company which not only supports our Football Diplomacy Team, but also the Korean National Football Team, FC Anyang, a Professional Korean Team, the MBC Team and they even support football programs for youngsters in Africa.  A special thanks to Mr. Chang Young Choi and all the great people at Zaicro. We our honored and blessed to be able to embark on such a meaningful endeavor together!

 
From Left to Right: Mark Sample ~ Team Captain, Matthew Fennell~ Team Manager, Joe Hutahaean ~ Head Coach, President Choi ~ Zaicro, James Finney ~ Director of Football, Jon Boulty ~ Player

From Left to Right: Mark Sample ~ Team Captain, Matthew Fennell~ Team Manager, Joe Hutahaean ~ Head Coach, President Choi ~ Zaicro, James Finney ~ Director of Football, Jon Boulty ~ Player

 

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From Left to Right: Mark Sample ~ Team Captain, Matthew Fennell~ Team Manager Joe Hutahaean ~ Head Coach, President Choi ~ Zaicro

From Left to Right: Mark Sample ~ Team Captain, Matthew Fennell~ Team Manager Joe Hutahaean ~ Head Coach, President Choi ~ Zaicro

Matthew Fennell ~ Team Manager, Joe Hutahaean ~ Head Coach, President Choi ~ Zaicro, James Finney ~ Director of Football

Matthew Fennell ~ Team Manager, Joe Hutahaean ~ Head Coach, President Choi ~ Zaicro, James Finney ~ Director of Football

From Left to Right: Tom Norris ~ AI Cooperation Director, Mark Sample ~ Team Captain, Matthew Fennell~ Team Manager, Joe Hutahaean ~ Head Coach, President Choi ~ Zaicro, James Finney ~ Director of Football, Jon Boulty ~ Player,  Michael Lammbrau ~ AI Seoul Bureau Chief, John Lee ~ Hometown Football Director

From Left to Right: Tom Norris ~ AI Cooperation Director, Mark Sample ~ Team Captain, Matthew Fennell~ Team Manager, Joe Hutahaean ~ Head Coach, President Choi ~ Zaicro, James Finney ~ Director of Football, Jon Boulty ~ Player,  Michael Lammbrau ~ AI Seoul Bureau Chief, John Lee ~ Hometown Football Director

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ARIRANG READERS' STORY

ARIRANG READERS is an English Reading initiative, made possible by the tremendous support of Kid's EnglishArirang Readers provides a digital library of 200,000+ English books and coursework for our North Korean refugee friends across the Korean peninsula. The initiative seeks to deliver the necessary resources and support for English learners, from Elementary School through High School and beyond. 

  We currently provide services for 2,000 students, ranging from beginner, to advanced with access to an online digital library, at no cost to our Arirang Readers. 

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There is always room for more kind hearts, volunteers, and pro active humanitarians looking to improve the lives of our Arirang Readers.  Please register your organization below so we can provide you with access to our elibrary database. 

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People to People Networking Events

 

Arirang Institute believes the only way to build trust, understanding, and positive momentum for peace and prosperity on the Korean peninsula is through people to people interactions.  Our networking events focus on culture, art, and having a good time.  We believe this is the best vehicle for building human relationships.

 
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"Individual commitment to a group effort--that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." --Vince Lombardi

 

Arirang Institute believes in the power of trust and collaboration.  We can accomplish so much more working together than we could ever on our own.  We are currently working with numerous NGOs and organizations on the Korean Peninsula, for the common shared vision of a peaceful and prosperous future.

 

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." -- Harry S. truman