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Protector of children and justice

Children in the Ivory Coast play with wood blocks given by the Korean Committee of UNICEF in 2012. (The Korean Committee of UNICEF) Song Sang-hyun In 2012 Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga wa...

Updated : 2012.12.19 20:56

Police officer joins club of 100 million won donors

Park Sung-soo A senior police officer has joined an honorable group of large-sum donors by giving 100 million won to charity Tuesday. Park Sung-soo, chief of Hanam Police Station in Gyeonggi Provin...

Updated : 2012.12.12 20:11

Knitting to save lives

Knitting has been one of Sohn Sung-ja’s favorite pastimes during winter, but this year, she has found another reason to pick up the needles ― to save lives. “I am knitting bonnets for babies in A...

Updated : 2012.12.12 20:11

Number of disabled people soars in 6 years

The number of South Koreans with disabilities jumped by more than half a million in six years due mainly to a rise in the country’s elderly population, whose age-related diseases often lead to a disa...

Updated : 2012.12.05 20:07

Buy social enterprise products at Gmarket

What about cookies made by bakers with physical disabilities as yuletide gifts? Gmarket, the nation’s largest online marketplace, and Auction, its sister e-commerce site, are now offering products o...

Updated : 2012.12.05 20:06

A bowl of love for the needy

At a Sinseon Seolnongtang restaurant, some customers order a bowl of rice with 30 percent less than the usual amount. The saved rice is then donated to help feed starving children in Africa. It is o...

Updated : 2012.12.05 20:06

Good Neighbors biggest aid NGO in Korea

Good Neighbors activists travel around the world helping people suffering because of natural disasters, poverty and war. The nongovernmental organization devoted to international relief and developm...

Updated : 2012.11.28 20:04

International aid makes world safer: NGO chief

International aid not only helps people in need, but also keeps the world safer from threats stemming from poverty and inequality, according to Lee Il-hwa, chairman of Good Neighbors, Korea’s leadin...

Updated : 2012.11.28 20:04

Salvation Army Korea to begin collection on Nov. 30

The Salvation Army Korea is kicking off this year’s charity work by hosting a special ceremony at Seoul Square on Nov. 30. This year, the Christian charity organization aims to raise 5 billion won (...

Updated : 2012.11.21 20:20

Golfer Choi Na-yeon donates to LPGA youth program

Choi Na-yeon South Korean LPGA Tour star Choi Na-yeon has made a donation to a U.S. grant program for junior golfers, the tour said Wednesday. In a statement, the LPGA Tour said Choi contributed $3...

Updated : 2012.11.21 20:19

Ex-soldier donates blood 600 times

Only 3 percent of Koreans donate blood, which is a scary experience for most. But for Hwang Eui-seong, a retired sergeant major, it is a habit that he has done every two weeks for over 35 years. “I...

Updated : 2012.11.21 20:19

Top prize for overseas service goes to late missionary

Lim Yeon-sim poses with African theological students. (KOICA) The presidential prize of this year’s 7th Korea Overseas Service Awards will go to the late missionary Lim Yeon-sim who devoted her las...

Updated : 2012.11.14 20:37

Nun cares for terminally ill

Though unavoidable, one thing hard to accept in one’s life is death. For those who have less than a year to live due to terminal illness it is even harder to live the rest of their lives in peace, ...

Updated : 2012.11.14 20:36

Taxi driver provides community service in local neighborhood

Taxi driver Kim Young-chan has been devoted to volunteering for elderly and disadvantaged people for the past 20 years. Kim and several colleagues established community service group Saranghwe in 19...

Updated : 2012.11.07 20:01

Overseas Korean joins charity group for generous donors

Kim Hui-sang Community Chest of Korea said its club of rich donors, Honor Society, received an overseas Korean businessman as a member for the first time. The exclusive membership is given only to ...

Updated : 2012.10.31 20:16