Mtree, Inc. (Mtree) is a global-minded non-profit organization that networks young professionals to promote community-based learning opportunities in developing countries. Mtree, short for Mustard Tree, derives its name from its representation of the organic change and growth from a seed to a tree.
Mtree, Inc. is a global-minded non-profit organization that networks passionate professionals who value innovative actions of sharing to promote creative, independent and sustainable life in developing countries. Mtree, short for Mustard Tree, derives its name from its representation of the organic change from a seed to a tree.
About Our Founder
Yohan Choi is founder and current chief executive of Mtree, Inc. He envisioned constructive and sustainable changes by networking global-minded professionals in developed countries with communities of developing countries. Since Mtree’s first creative art education in Benin in 2011, Mtree has built up its stories of change using visual art, fashion design, music, and eco-friendly soil architecture in remote villages in African countries.
“What does creativity mean to children who are starving?” His answer is simple. It is not only food, medicine, or other basic necessities that children in less developed communities need to grow to maximize their unleashed potentials. Creative and collaborative thinking will strengthen their thinking muscles to visualize and actualize their dreams and hopes. With his belief in creativity as a bridge between imagination and innovation, he continues to generate movements of sharing and flowing of common goods around the world.
- Speaker for the 2nd Official Development Assistance Forum of the South Korean International Cooperation Agency in 2013 in maximizing the effectiveness of aid for developing countries.
- Discussion panel for 2012 UNESCO Education for International Understanding Forum with a theme of “Learning to Live Together”.
- Motivational speaker and trainer at major South Korean companies, such as Samsung, Woongjin, and Univera.
- Published a book of his virtual university, Milk Carton University, which was selected as a Today’s book by Naver, the largest online search engine in South Korea.