The High Cost of City Living

Big city locations mean higher costs of care for children’s homes in South Korea

No matter where you are in the world, it tends to be more expensive to live in big cities. Rent and housing costs in major cities are often higher than in rural areas. Products purchased in stores can be more costly as well in urban settings — including basic needs like food and clothing. “Of all the homes I have visited in South Korea, the Shin Mang Ae Children’s Home receives the largest allocation per […]

Conserving Energy in South Korea

At two projects in Busan, energy-saving efforts mean more funds to support children in need

It is more often than not that our affiliated projects, especially outside of the United States, are not housed in modern, state-of-the-art structures. We at Children Incorporated many times see dormitories that are run down, kitchens that are outdated and schools that are in need of fresh paint. This is not the case at the Dong San Children’s Home and the Jin Woo Children’s Home in and near Busan, South Korea, however. When funds are […]

Taking Care of the Youth of Today

University students volunteer to help orphans at the Kang Nam Children’s Home

Making sure young people have positive influences around them is crucial to their development. This is especially true for children coming from difficult circumstances like the orphans and children from impoverished backgrounds living at the Kang Nam Children’s Home in South Korea. After a visit to the home, our International Director of Programs Luis Bourdet reported that the sixty children living at this Children Incorporated affiliated project meet with local university students every week. The […]

To Be Loved and Looked After

A nurturing home environment and sponsorship support help orphaned children in South Korea

We know well that sponsorship support is valuable to children living in poverty both physically and psychologically. That was especially apparent for our Director of International Programs Luis Bourdet while he was visiting the Sung Ae Children’s Home in South Korea. According to our volunteer coordinator, Ms. Cho, who oversees all of our projects in South Korea, the support received from Children Incorporated sponsors is valuable in many different ways. While at the home, which […]

Visiting Lebanon and South Korea

In the two diverse nations, Luis Bourdet finds that sponsorship support is more important than ever

After many years of not being able to visit Lebanon and South Korea, where we support hundreds of children through our sponsorship program, our International Programs Director, Luis Bourdet, was finally able to visit both countries at the end of last year. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing stories about Luis’ visits to our projects in Lebanon and South Korea. “In recent years, great turmoil and many political issues have created instability […]

A Passionate Humanitarian

Our founder, Mrs. Jeanne Clarke Wood, was intensely dedicated to her work

In 1964, Mrs. Jeanne Clarke Wood, our founder, visited Guatemala and discovered that in many poor communities, children had to work to help their impoverished families. “We found the need in Guatemala was even greater than we had thought,” Mrs. Wood wrote to a friend. “Children – even very small ones – roam the streets selling bits of candy or shoestrings, pencils or even lottery tickets, in a pitiful struggle to earn a living.” Upon […]