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History of World Vision Korea - The history of World Vision will not end until the day when every child on earth enjoy a happy life.

  • 1950 Institutional Care
  • 1960 Medical Care
  • 1970 Community Development Center
  • 1980 Rural & Urban Development
  • 1990 Transition to Support Office
  • 2000 Child Advocacy
1950년 시설지원New building of the
Special Skin Clinic in
Daegu sponsored by
World Vision
The 1950s
The early ministry was for war orphans and widows erupted by the Korean War(1950-1953). The institutional care for them extended to over 150 orphanages, providing education, shelter, medical care and spiritual nurture.
1960년 무료 의료지원Children at Music Institute
The 1960s
The medical care for orphans which was ministered through children's clinic first established in 1954 and later to be extended as children's hospital in 1964, treated over 540,000 orphans and poor children until its closure in 1980.
The Special Skin Clinic, which was established in 1959 to treat lepers, played a decisive role in eradicating leprosy from this land. Over 420,000 leprosy patients were treated.
1970년 복지관 설립Sung Nam Community
Development Center
founded in 1974
The 1970s
World Vision's ministry for children made a dramatic shift from an emphasis on
child-centered welfare support to community-based transformational developmental
approach where positive long-term factors could be introduced to enable people to become more self-reliant. The Sung Nam Community Development Center founded in 1974
spearheaded development ministry for urban low-income people and their children in Korea.
Development program for stigmatized ex-lepers and their families,
so-called "Resettlement Village" program was initiated in 1971.
Also, support for fire-field people and their children was given.
In 1972, vocational training school for over-aged orphans opened to help them
become self-supportive.
1980년 농어촌 개발WV Pediatric Clinic
was popular in community
The 1980s
The era constituted a turning point for WV Korea. The office moved to current location and
a strong need to participate in local fundraising, mandate for a World Vision office, began to
be felt. Meanwhile, as the number of institutional programs declined, family and community
development projects incorporated new emphasis on rural and urban development initiatives which have evolved from 1970s. In addition to Sung Nam, two more community development centers opened in two major cities.
1990년 해외사업 시작Hye Ja Kim,
Goodwill Ambassador with
a Somali baby in 1993
The 1990s
Spurred on by national economic growth, WV Korea declared to become a support entity in
October 1991, to shift from a receiving end of over 40 years to a giving end, a significant
turning point.
It reflected a strong determination not only to become self-supportive but to extend support to developing countries. Under God's leading, dedication and commitment by staff made the
journey possible. Then in 1994, deeply touched by the suffering of fellow Koreans in the
North, WV Korea initiated a program to provide relief aid to North Korea.
Following the decision made by the World Vision International Council in 1998,
the old Korean name for WV Korea "Sun Myung Hoi" which brought mistaken association with the 'moonies", was changed to the current name, World Vision Korea.
2000년 아동 옹호사업Kindergarten kids drea-
ming a safer world
The 2000s
As World Vision marks new Millenium, it has put more emphasis on Advocacy to create
“A safe world for Children.”
WV Korea’s projects carried out abroad have increased in number. As of March 2009,
WV Korea provides support for 191 development and relief projects in 48 countries, located in Asia, Africa, Middle East & Europe and Latin America.
Also, it provides support for producing seed potatoes in North Korea to help North Koreans
feed themselves.