Hope to the Future Association (HFA)

Hope to the Future Association is a non-profit organization under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and an international NGO that has achieved the status of associated Civil Society Organization with the United Nations Department of Global Communications (UN DGC) in 2014. In 2018, we obtained the official membership status of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) Korea, a global research institute for higher education and civic education.

To achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), HFA has been proceeding with educational programs to develop the global capacity of young people and supporting programs to enhance youth’s quality of life in poor countries. Based on its mission as an international education NGO, HFA aims to raise awareness about international issues by discussing the UN and its agenda Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in cooperation with the UN agencies, international organizations, education institutions, local governments, and educational institutions. (

Education Department

<SDGs Academic Forum 2020>

<SDGs Academic Lecture 2020>

<Final Presentation at the Training Program at UNHQ>

1.  Academic Programs on the United Nations

Training Program at the United Nations Headquarters
8 nights and 10 days of the pedagogical training program at the UN Headquarters in New York and Geneva
SDGs Academic Forum/LectureYouth Forum on the UN's agenda and Sustainable Development Goals or Special Lecture Session from UN high officials
Global Leadership English Challenge (GLEC)
International English speech and essay contest held annually. The winners of each country's contest (Republic of Korea, Vietnam, Japan, and China) can participate in UN-related educational programs with scholarships.

2.  Global Projects associated with the UN Publications

SDG Book Club Korea
UN SDG book club based on books carefully selected by the UN Selection Committee
SDG Book Club Korea: Intensive Reading Study
Study group aimed at cultivating advanced English and knowledge, based on books selected by the UN Publications: special curriculum based on TOEFL and international Model United Nations
UN Books Translation and Publication ProjectEnglish-to-Korean translation and publication in Korea for the official books from the United Nations

3. International Youth Model United Nations

Yale University Model United Nations (YMUN) Youth Representative
Students participate in the international Model United Nations held annually at Yale University campus in the US. We select Korean representatives (9th~12th graders) and work on the whole process including conducting pre-training and leading students.
WFUNA International Model United Nations (WIMUN) Youth Representative

Students participate in the 3-day WFUNA International Model United Nations held annually in New York, USA.

We select Korean representatives (9th~12th graders) and work on the whole process including conducting pre-training and leading students.

4. Global Citizenship Education

  • Lecturers visit schools (elementary~university) and educational institutions nationwide and conduct global citizenship education programs for 1/3/5/10 sessions (differ depending on each curriculum). (Topic: global leadership, SDGs, global issues, etc.)
  • Lecturing Institution: Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), etc.
  • Partner Institution: KOICA ODA Education Center (URL:

Sponsorship Department

<2020 Container of Hope Project>

<Honorary Ambassador Lim Heung Se

- from the Republic of South Sudan>

<Youth Volunteer Activities>

1. Youth Volunteering Project - Supporting the Republic of South Sudan, Africa

Final Beneficiaries (Countries: South Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Kenya, Myanmar, etc.)
Shoes of Hope:
In support of the SDG Goal 1. 'No Poverty' and child labor
A volunteer activity in which participants draw pictures on white sneakers and send English message cards along with them
Public schools, orphanages, refugee centers, educational institutions, hospitals, etc.
Translating Korean Fairy Tales:
In support of the SDG Goal 4 'Quality Education' and education institution assistance

A volunteer activity in which participants translate traditional Korean fairy tales and child books into English and send English message cards along with them
Public schools, orphanages, refugee centers, educational institutions, etc.
Green Light Campaign:
In support of the SDG Goal 7. 'Clean and Affordable Energy' and electricity access

A volunteer activity in which participants make a solar-charge-based portable light by assembling recycled plastic cups and LED panels and send English message cards along with them
Households having trouble with electricity access, orphanages, refugee centers, educational institutions, etc.

Drop the Gun, Pick up the Ball Campaign:

In support of the SDG 16 'Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions' and child soldiers

A volunteer activity that contributes to the liberation of child soldiers, by attaching a red hand on soccer balls to join the movement against child soldiers and exchanging the balls with guns
Child soldiers under the age of 18 who are mobilized in all kinds of forced labor during wars

2. Container of Hope Project

What We Do
How and Where to Deliver
Distribution of supplies and donation items (painted shoes, translated books, LED lights, painted soccer balls) from student volunteers and local schools/companies as well as the 40ft container for the orphanage, school, etc.

Partnering Institution: Governmental organizations of South Sudan (Ministry of Education, Ministry of Youth, Culture and Sports, etc.), Africa Future Foundation, etc.

Delivered-to: local schools, orphanages, refugee centers, libraries, educational institutions, homes, etc.


United Nations Academic Impact Korea

UN Academic Impact Korea (UNAI Korea) was established in 2012 and has been an active non-profit organization registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea since 2013. UNAI Korea is an implementing body of the ten basic principles of UNAI, promoting higher education and global citizenship education through collaborations with institutions of higher education and research both in Korea and overseas. UNAI Korea supports the pursuit of the three foundational goals of the United Nations Charter: peace, development, and protection of human rights. Working with 68 universities and higher education institutions within Korea (as of March 2016), UNAI Korea promotes and implements the UN’s major education initiatives. UNAI Korea also supports Korean universities and institutions to build partnerships with the UN and other higher education institutions overseas to use education as an engine for addressing global challenges.

Global Max Edu Co., Ltd.

Global Max Edu Co., Ltd., established in 2009, is a company located in the heart of Seoul, specializing in English education programs, and aims for quality equity between public and private education by continuously providing reliable and proven quality content. Global Max Edu Co. provides an essay grading system based on ETS and English language exams such as SAT, TOEFL, and GRE. It also offers programs for a wide range of levels, ranging from Grade 4 to university students, with its materials be used for both main and supplementary material. Global Max Edu Co. plans to expand its products in order to provide more globalized education opportunities.

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (立命館アジア太平洋大学 Ritsumeikan Ajia Taiheiyō Daigaku), commonly referred to as APU, is a private institution inaugurated in April 2000 in Beppu, Ōita, Japan. APU was made possible through the collaboration of three parties from the public and private sectors: Ōita Prefecture, Beppu City and the Ritsumeikan Trust. The university has an enrollment of about 5,850, including approximately 2,900 domestic, and 2,900 international students (a 50-50 domestic-international ratio) originating from 90 countries and regions. Half of the 172 full-time faculty members are also foreign nationals who come from 24 countries and regions. The Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University is located at the top of a mountain in the Jumonjibaru area in Beppu, Ōita, on the island of Kyushu in southern Japan.

Ton Duc Thang University

Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) is a public university established in 1997. TDTU has become one of the top research universities in Vietnam. TDTU offers about 40 undergraduate programs, 18 master programs, and 25 doctoral programs in a variety of fields such as law, applied science, technology, vocational skills, social sciences, economics, business, foreign languages, arts with a total enrollment of over 22,500 students. TDTU has also been accredited by The High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (HCÉRES) which recognizes that TDTU complies with French and European standards for universities. In addition, TDTU was rated in the top 200 worldwide by the UI Greenmetric World University Rankings in 2017 for its commitment to building a green educational environment and its use of solar panels on campus.

ThangLong University

ThangLong University (TLU) was established in 1988 and was the first private university in Vietnam. Known for its modern architecture and rosy gardens, TLU provides high-quality education to meet the social demand for qualified human resources to serve the country’s fast industrialization and modernization by using the most up-to-date teaching tools. TLU is composed of 18 departments ranging across mathematics, foreign languages, economics, health sciences, social sciences, and physical education. TLU has been growing fast as it has established exchange and cooperation programs with several educational institutions from abroad and has an enrollment rate of over 7000 students.

Seoul National University

Chung-Ang University

Kyung Hee University

World Federation of United Nations Associations

ETS Criterion

Microsoft Corporation Korea

Korea Federation of Teachers'Associations