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Wheelchair maker gives hope to disabled

Geum develops business from simple repair shop to builder of specialized sports models Half the workers at wheelchair maker Wheel Line are disabled themselves, including chief executive Geum Dong-ok...

Updated : 2012.09.05 20:23

Art helps children dream big

More than 1,000 children had a rare chance to create special art pieces with famous media artist Lee Lee-nam last week as part of an art education program sponsored by South Korean conglomerate Hanwh...

Updated : 2012.08.29 20:12

Doctor for the neglected

Koh Young-cho, a neurosurgeon at Konkuk University Medical Center, has been treating neglected people for 35 years. At the age of 59, Koh is still passionate about seeing patients from three nonprofi...

Updated : 2012.08.22 20:28

Child Fund Korea to throw charity bazaar

Child Fund Korea will be holding a charity bazaar in support of children in need in South Sudan on Thursday, the organization said. Actor Jeon Gwang-ryul, who serves as the organization’s promotiona...

Updated : 2012.08.15 19:56

ECC teaches Mongolian kids

ULAN BATOR ― On a vast expanse of grassy meadows in the suburbs, some 25 kilometers east of the Mongolian capital, a group of local teenagers shout and laugh while playing basketball and volleyball ...

Updated : 2012.08.15 19:55

KTO, CJ Group host children’s camps

The Korea Tourism Organization and CJ Donors Camp, CJ Group’s charity organization, have launched summer camps for children from multicultural families and underprivileged children as part of a joint...

Updated : 2012.08.08 20:50

Olympian’s parents to receive better housing

A Korean construction company announced on Monday that it would donate a new apartment to gymnastics gold medalist Yang Hak-seon and his family, after reports of their makeshift plastic greenhouse ho...

Updated : 2012.08.08 20:50

Mecenat Council, K-Auction support junior artists

Sculptor Lee Wan (center) gives advice to junior artists participating in the annual art camp supported by K-Auction and Mecenat Council on Wednesday at a training center in Seoul. ( Mecenat Council)...

Updated : 2012.08.08 20:49

Store 36.5 links goods to worthy causes

At Store 36.5, the nation’s first store dedicated to social enterprises, every item has a good reason to be purchased. A bottle of bean paste supports descendents of ethnic Koreans who were forcibl...

Updated : 2012.08.01 20:04

Boiler engineer brings warmth to jobless

For 14 years, Lee Young-soo has brightened the futures of more than 500 people on the margins of society by providing boiler engineering classes. The 57-year-old started his school in 1998 when the ...

Updated : 2012.08.01 20:02

First farmer joins club of big donors

Bae Jun-sik, a 59-year-old man who grows ginseng in Gimje, North Jeolla Province, became the first farmer to join the “Honor Society” club of large individual donors. “Honor Society” was founded...

Updated : 2012.07.25 19:52

‘Adopting child is like falling in love’

Gang Su-suk, 52, and her husband Tag Jeong-sig, 60, have a big family by anyone’s standards, but of their 10 children, eight were adopted and a ninth is being fostered. “When my husband and I had ...

Updated : 2012.07.25 19:47

For ‘Book grandma,’ charity is lifetime mission

79-year-old Ryu receives government order for helping underprivileged students For 30 years, she has been a benefactor for more than 150 students. Ryu Yang-sun, 79, the owner of a small salted fish...

Updated : 2012.07.18 19:56

Community Chest gets more donations

The Community Chest of Korea raised 369.2 billion won ($322.6 million) in 2011, an 8.7 percent increase from the previous year, the public welfare foundation said Monday. Corporate donations jumped ...

Updated : 2012.07.11 20:19

Ewha launches volunteer corps

Students, doctors and professors at Ewha Womans University launched a volunteer corps Monday to provide medical and educational services in Korea and Cambodia. A total of 164 volunteers will work in...

Updated : 2012.07.11 20:19