Home Name :
Orphan’s Home of Korea
Project Number : 1640
a. In October 1950 this Home was founded
as Seoul Special City Orphanage having accommodated nearly 900
orphans having been made by the Korean War.
b. In December 1950, this Home transported
907 war orphans to Cheju Island by air through the good offices
of Col. Dean E. Hess with Chaplain Blaisdell of the 5th Air Force
and Korean Government as a result of the communist invasion.
c. In November 1951 this Home had 363
among the orphans become members of the Christian Children’s Fund,
d. On July 28, this Home got the authorization
to set up this foundation as No. 114 of D. H. S. from the Ministry
of Health and Society.
e. Establishing the main orphanage at
#6 of Mountain in Hwkyung-Dong, Dongdaemoon-Ku, Seoul, Special
City, this Home began to transport a part of the orphans from
Cheju Island to Seoul.
f. In April 1956, 35 orphans went to
the United States of America to join in taking a moving picture,
“Battle Hymn” by U. I .P. L. A. in U.S.A.
g. In April 1958, 40 orphans had been
to Hong Kong as a mission of friendship by inviting of C.C.F.
Children’s Garden in Hong Kong.
4. The Orphan’s Living
All the orphans get
up at 6 a.m. having breakfast after cleaning. All the school
attendances of them go to school, and the seniors of them attend
the workshop of the Korean Woolen spinning and weaving factory
to crochet and mend stuff produced by the factory, one of the
three biggest spinning and weaving factories in Korea. The
seniors save their individual interest shared from it to make
up a self-reliance fund preparing a happy living in hope for themselves
in the future.
All the children go
to bed after worship in the evening. This Home have them
show their individual skill through the games of classes at all
seasons, an art festival, a composition contest, a piano contest
and a drawing contest. This Home has the orphans bring up
a faith of living for them by having them attend a summer Bible
school. All the teachers live together with these orphans
to sweep their inferior consciousness away, and encourage them
for their emotional education.
5. The Characteristics
Since this Home was
founded, it has been carried on by a single directress, and many
orphans grow up to be members of society, soldier, nurse and teacher,
and engineer who can work enough in this society. At the
time of the Korean War, 907 war orphans had ever been transported
to Cheju Island by air to take refuge at the critical moment,
so U. I. P., and American film producing company took a moving
picture, “Battle Hymn” using the above described theme, and it
has even been put on in our country and foreign countries.
This Home has been trying to let the retired orphans get their
occupation, and simultaneously when they marry, this Home let
them do in a Korean style to encourage them in making their sweet
6. The Others
This Home has been
recognized as a model institution many times by the government,
because since this Home began the nurture and protective work
of the obscure orphans in the present directress’ philanthropic
spirit 20 years ago, this work has been being supported well by
several sponsors, and positive assistance, through CCF, too.
And the present directress that has received the commendation
of her great service and the national prize of the revolution
of May 16th, having devoted herself to our educational work to
found Hwy Kyung Girls’ Junior High School, will continue and develop
her nature and protective work of the orphans more than now in
*Note more information follows into the 1960’s.
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