Gifts, whether giving or receiving them, are certainly something everyone loves. However, great gifts may not always come wrapped in fancy paper with ribbons and bows.
A KAIST student, Neung In Jang (Social Entrepreneurship MBA) is well known for his philanthropy. He believes that when it comes to the simple act of giving, one should give without expecting anything in return.
On August 12th, Neung In established contact with UNIST President, pledging to make a monthly contribution of 10,000 KRW not only to help build an enriched learning environment for all students at UNIST, but also to encourage his younger brother Han Rim who is also pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Having a sincere desire to serve others around him, Neung In formed an educational volunteering committee, called the KAIST Midam Scholarship Committee together with his fellow students. Established in 2009, every member of this non-profit organization has a hand in contributing to the educational upbringing of the underprivileged local students via free tutoring services.
Following in Neung In’s footsteps, Han Rim benchmarked the KAIST Midam Scholarship Committee and started his own UNIST Midam Scholarship Committee, giving free lectures to schools in Ulju-gun, Ulsan.
“Besides achieving academic success in college, the sight of my younger brother using his talents to benefit others in need, filled me with pride,” says Neung In.
Han Rim gives his older brother a lot of credit for his accomplishment. “My brother helped me get to the point where I am today. He has always been encouraging, given me inspiration and motivation, and for that I am very grateful to have him as my older brother,” says Han Rim.