Eastern Social Welfare Society (ESWS)

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Eastern Social Welfare Society (ESWS)


ESWS in Seoul provides services for orphaned children, taking in abandoned babies and finding them foster and permanent families. They also support single mothers.

BASS has supported ESWS by donating 1.5 million KRW (50% of money raised at the BASS Christmas Fair in November 2018) towards the cost of formula milk for the babies, necessary because the government has recently stopped contributing funding for milk.

We are also helping on an ongoing voluntary basis at the orphanage. Several of our members regularly help for three hours a day on a Wednesday or Thursday, morning or afternoon. More volunteers are always welcome, so please do get in touch if you are interested.

The single mothers supported by ESWS run their own café at the centre in Hongdae. It is a lovely area with good coffee, tea and cakes and is open to anyone. We would encourage you to visit; we are also planning to hold a coffee morning there.

Going forward, BASS will try to hold a cake stall at ESWS’s bazaar held twice a year. The next will be in May and further updates will follow.