Brief History of Zion Home (Orphanage)
Zion Home (Si-On-Won by Korean pronunciation) was
established in 1953 to take care of homeless children, who mostly lost
parents during the Korean War, by Mrs. Ell-Sun Kim, the founder.
She also had served as the first chief director of Sionwon social
welfare foundation and the chief officer of Zion Home until she died in
Oct. 21. 1997.
Seung-Hwa Moon had served as the chief officer from Jan. 1998
succeeding of Mrs. Ell-Sun Kim and retired
in Apr. 2002.
Sung-Sook Kim became the third chief officer in May. 2002 succeeding of
Mrs. Moon, and now is serving her role very actively.
have 37 children as of June. 2007, all girls, who are actually careless
children rather than real orphaned children from 3 to 18 year¡¯s
old. There are 10 staffs including a chief officer and a general
manager, a cook, a safety administrator, 6 nurses who are working 12
hours per day and night alternatively to take care of children acting
as a mother.
assists about 90 percent of living expense for children and labor cost
Our Mission & Objective
& Subject to solve
mission is to bring up of abandoned children and lost children who
cannot be taken care of even though their parents are alive.
Our objective is to
make our orphanage similar with real home where parents take care of
children having comfortable and peaceful atmosphere.
In order to achieve
our mission and objective, we are doing our best to make our home as
comfort as possible like a sweet home with many programs, such as one
to one relationship with private teacher and each child or building
peaceful environment, grouping as less child as possible for a nurse
who is able to look after children assigned to her, etc.
When child is grown up
to age of 18, Government terminates financial aids for her, so she have
to leave our home to start on her own life with small amount of seed
money cumulated in her bank account since she arrived here, which seems
to be insufficient to sustain their new life alone. We believe that
this issue must be our subject in hand we should solve soon.
How to make a child to be a family member of our Home
If a child living in Seoul in age from 3 to 18 year¡¯s
old is an abandoned child or a lost child and cannot be brought up by
parents or relatives or protector, and when a protector of a child want
to let a child in care of any orphanage, a child protector must visit
the SooSeo city children counseling center accompanying with child for
counseling to decide the possibility of his/her decision.
The counselor in
center will decide to send each child to one of orphanages in Seoul after completing
counseling with a protector regarding the request of protector is
reasonable for letting a child in orphanage.
We normally accept
the decision of SooSeo city children counseling center sending a girl
to be our family member in case that she don¡¯t refuse to come to our home
and our capacity to accommodate more memeber is not over.
Please refer to
SooSeo city children counseling center for more details.
Tel. no. : 02)815-8582
direct any inquiries about zionhome to : firstname.lastname@example.org