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Bereket Alemayehu

Bereket Alemayehu, a native Ethiopian Photo Patternist who came to Korea in 2014 and now resides in Seoul. He used to work at a local NGO called Music Mayday Ethiopia, which provides a platform for talented young artists in music, dance, theater and drama, photography and video, painting and graphic design. His first photograph was published in 2007 for a newspaper which was published in the U.S. for Ethiopian Diaspora. As an activist for social changes Bereket uses photo artworks and coffee diplomacy in Korea.

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HireChance

HireChance provides career development opportunities for refugees, powered by the sale of specialty coffee. Since launching on World Refugee Day 2020, HireChance has developed the ‘Korean for Refugees” language program – the first online Korean language education program for refugees, and the Beredo Project – career development for the refugee art community through the funding and implementation of the Exile Pattern Exhibition. 20% of HireChance’s revenue goes directly into their refugee career development projects.

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3-2 Yangpyeong-ro 22na-gil, Yangpyeongdong 5(o)-ga, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul