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S-0526-0343-0025-00001 · Item · 1956-12-31
Part of United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency (UNKRA) (1950-1958)

As a result of a gift of $16,000 from the UN Women's Guild, UNKRA has erected four more buildings at the National Rehabilitation Centre at Tongnae, Korea, for a children's section which includes a kitchen, bath house, physiotherapy room and dormitories, all equipped with this money. (As of now, since the establishment of the Centre, UNKRA has allocated $612,780 to repair and expand the buildings, to install modern prosthetic equipment and to start vocational training courses; it also sent a team of rehabilitation experts). At present the Centre has 200 veterans and 56 civilian patients. A choice of 14 vocational training courses make it possible for everyone to find a trade suited to his abilities.) -- This picture, taken in the Centre's physiotherapy room, shows a Korean nurse helping two of her youngest patients, both polio victims, to crawl up a ramp. Such exercises, which straighten and strengthen the limbs, soon became popular games with the children as they grow stronger. Tongnae, Korea, Aug. 1956. [Photograph 4291]

S-0526-0342-0007-00001 · Item · 1956-12-31
Part of United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency (UNKRA) (1950-1958)

By 1953, The UNKRA had allocated nearly $8,500,000 to rebuild South Korea's educational system. This year, if enough funds are forthcoming, the Agency plans to spend another $2,875,000 for the same purpose. Some 300,000 textbooks have been bought for the drive against illiteracy. More than 3,000 tons of paper have been imported to print another 38,000,000 textbooks. The Government of Korea and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) worked with UNKRA in a textbook printing plant near Seoul. This plant, which opened on 16 September, is expected to have produced about 15,000,000 textbooks by the end of the year. This picture shows the distribution of new books to a class of young Korean schoolchildren. Nov 1954. [Photograph 1548]

Macha-Ri coal-fields
S-0526-0342-0028-00001 · Item · 1956-12-31
Part of United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency (UNKRA) (1950-1958)

UNKRA sparks increased production in Korea. As a part of its effort to help increase coal production in Korea, the UNKRA has engaged the services of British mining consultants and technicians to work with Korean mine managers, engineers and technicians in the rehabilitation and modernization of the coal mines. The Macha-ri coal field, located some 150 miles southeast of Seoul in the mountainous region of Kwang-do, is one of the principal coal mining sites being worked at present. There, a narrow-gauge railway brings coal from three high'level mines - Bamchi Nos. 1 and 2 Solchi - down to the entrance of the main mine, Pangyo, in the valley below. From there, coal from all four mines is carried by aerial ropeway 7-1/2 miles overland to Yongwol power station. Here: the Korean Deputy Superintendent discusses the day's coal production of the Pangyo mines with his Chief Engineer. Photograph 1797.

Merchant Marine Academy
S-0526-0342-0020-00001 · Item · 1956-12-31
Part of United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency (UNKRA) (1950-1958)

The UNKRA allocated $350,000 to build and equip an 18-building Merchant Marine Academy at Yong-do, Pusan, which will be capable of accommodating 400 students currently undergoing training in temporary quarters. The Academy is nearing completion. This photographs shows the main buildings of the Merchant Marine Academy in process of construction. Centre front, the laboratory with warehouse behind. Top left the two dormitories and lower down the mess hall and bath house. The centre building which will provide lecture rooms and assembly halls is at the moment concealed by the temporary wooden building. [Photograph 1696]