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doing work together


We HOPE was started by Daniel Gauthier in 2006 as T-HOPE (Teachers Helping Other People Everywhere) to improve the lives of underprivileged children and promote community development in Ulsan, South Korea.  The organization, now a budding NGO, has gone through many changes over the years however remains committed to improving the lives of those in need and fostering growth in our communities.


  • 2006 started Ulsan Orphanage program

  • 2011, 1st annual Ulsan Orphanage Christmas party

  • 2012, 1st annual Poker Run fundraiser

  • July 2014, started Lotus Center program

  • March 2015, name changed to We HOPE

  • May 2015, submitted NGO application and required documents

  • January 2016, approved as a government accredited NGO

  • January 2016, launched new logo

  • January 2017, expanded fundraising and programs to Busan and Daegu

  • March 2017, website launch

  • April 2017, New President

  • December 2017, MOU signing with Ulsan Jung-gu Multicultural Family Center

  • January 2018, WeHOPE youth program begins

  • March 2018, Official launch of Ulsan Jung-gu Multicultural Family Center program

  • May 2018, WeHOPE Mentor-Mentee program launched

  • 2019, Application for Non Profit Corporation. 

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