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S-0526-0357-0006-00012 · Item · 1960-12-31
Part of United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency (UNKRA) (1950-1958)

Y.M.C.A. Training Centre for Girls at Tongnae: On a farm several miles outside Pusan a Canadian Welfare Worker, Miss Barbara Broadfoot, is in charge of a unique home for girls sponsored by the Y.M.C.A. Some thirty girls, all of them orphaned or separated by the war from their families, live and work here and are trained to become useful, self-supporting citizens. Their activities include sewing, knitting and running the farm and vegetable garden. UNKRA donated $3,300 to repair the farm house and to provide the initial equipment in the form of machines and tools.

S-0526-0350-0006-00037 · Item · 1960-12-31
Part of United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency (UNKRA) (1950-1958)

Keumsung Spinning Company: War brought the Korean textile industry almost to a standstill. Plants were razed, equipment demolished and stocks destroyed. To meet the acute shortage of cloth, UNKRA allocated $2,600,000 to re-equip three textile plants. Two British engineers, Jack Wilson and John Edgar, accompanied the machinery from England and supervised installation and the training Korean technicians in its use. The mills will each be capable of producing 2,000.000 yards of cloth a month.

S-0526-0351-0001-00007 · Item · 1960-12-31
Part of United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency (UNKRA) (1950-1958)

Tongnae Rehabilitation Centre: There are an estimated 15,000 amputees in South Korea and countless others who have serious physical disabilities which prevent them from leading normal lives. Korea can neither afford this wastage of manpower nor the burden of supporting these unfortunates. To help alleviate this desperate situation and also to give South Korea assistance in starting this type of rehabilitation, UNKRA in conjunction with the ROK Ministry of Social Affairs and the American Korean Foundation has opened a National Rehabilitation Center at Tongnae near Pusan. The centre which UNKRA has equipped at a cost of $283,000 includes rooms for remedial treatment, living quarters for the patients and a workshop for making protheses. Training the patients in trades suited to their capabilities is an important part of the rehabilitation work and the centre already has in operation electrical, drafting, carpentry and barber shops. Courses are also being given in tailoring and sewing so that at the end of their treatment the amputees will be able to earn their own livelihood. At first intended mainly for war veterans, the plans have been made for a children's ward to be built with $24,000 donated in UNESCO Gift Coupons by the United Women's Guild.