Current Status

  • Corporate name: Choonkang
  • President & CEO: Lee, Dong-han
  • Foundation date: Nov. 28, 1987.
  • Address: 396-30, Ara1-dong, Jejucity, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province
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Foundation Philosophy

  • To give hope like the brightness of the sun and moon to those trapped in the darkness
  • To make people living with impairments functionally and mentally healthy person through rehabilitation process
  • To act as a stepping-stone to those isolated for bright future growth and ensure their social participation

Foundation Purpose

We fulfill the foundation philosophy by implementing the legal requirements of the Disability Welfare Law in proving rehabilitative and protective services in producing socially contributing rehabilitated persons with disabilities.

Business Area

Operating Welfare Centers for persons with disabilities

  • Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Welfare Center for Persons with Disabilities (Nov. 24, 1989)
  • Seogwipo City Welfare Center for Persons with Disabilities (Aug. 27, 1998)

Operating Vocational Rehabilitation Centers

  • Choonkang Work Center for Persons with Disabilities (Nov. 24, 1989)
  • Opening of Choonkang Sheltered Workshop
  • Vocational Training Center “Eoulimteo” (Jul. 1, 2002)

Operating the Medical Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities

  • Jeju Choonkang Rehabilitation Hospital (Apr. 1, 1994)

Main History

  • Oct. 12, 1987. The three bodies of blind, deaf, and physically disabled in Jeju recommended ‘Lee, Dong-Han’ as a consignment operator of “Jeju Welfare Center for Persons with Disabilities”.
  • Oct. 22, 1987. General meeting of promoters of Corporation “Choonkang”
  • Nov. 28, 1987. Approval of establishment of social welfare corporation (ministry of social welfare)
  • Aug. 12, 1988. Donation of land (3,306m) and building costs (20 million won) to build the rehabilitation center.
  • Nov. 24, 1989. Opening of “Jeju Welfare Center for Persons with Disabilities”
  • Nov. 24, 1990. Opening of “Choonkang Work Center for Persons with Disabilities”
  • Apr. 4, 1994. Opening of “Jeju Choonkang Rehabilitation Hospital”
  • Aug. 29, 1997. Selected as a “Promising small business that makes products related to 2002 world-cup”
    (implementation agency: Small and Medium business Administration, Item: traditional wooden furniture)
  • Aug. 27, 1998. Donation of land (3,306m) to build the “Seogwipo city Welfare Center for Persons with Disabilities” to Seogwipo city
  • Jul. 27, 1999. Opening of “Seogwipo Welfare Center for Persons with Disabilities”
  • Feb. 12, 1999. Opening of Northern branch of “Jeju Welfare Center for Persons with Disabilities”
  • Jul. 1, 2002. Opening of Vocational Training Center “Eoulimteo”
  • Feb. 8, 2003. Relocating of “Jeju Choonkang Rehabilitation Hospital”
  • Jun. 30, 2016. Opening of Western branch of “Seogwipo City Welfare Center for Persons with Disabilities”

Statistics

Total number of employees (June, 2019, persons)

Total number of employees
Total number of employees Number of employment of persons with disabilities Employment rate (%)
Mild man Mild woman Moderate man Moderate Woman total
259 9 13 36 31 90 35

Affiliated Facilities

Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Welfare Center for Persons with Disabilities

Current Status

  • Representative: Ko, Kyung-hee
  • Foundation date: Nov. 24, 1989.
  • Facility scale
    • Plottage: 3,037 m2
    • The total floor space: 3,102.08 m2 (Lower ground floor one, the third floor)
    • Main Facility: individual guidance room, special education room, speech-language therapy room, indoor playground for children with disabilities, lifelong study, experience center for instructors “Together Woods”, office, reference room, psychotherapy room, main hall
  • Number of Employees: 51

Main profile

  • Selected as an outstanding welfare center for persons with disabilities by the assessment of the national welfare center for the disabled from 1999 to 2017
  • Selected as an outstanding vocational rehabilitation center for four consecutive times by National Institution of Vocational Rehabilitation Fund for the disabled.
  • Operating indoor playground for children with disabilities, “I-maru”
  • Operating “inclusion support center for children with disabilities” for promoting inclusion of infants and toddlers in education
  • Education for children with disabilities (e.g., individualized and group training, speech-language therapy, psychomotor activities)
  • Opening of “Together Woods” to improve the instructor’s awareness of disabilities and operating the disability experience center
  • Organizing self-help group for adults with disabilities and lifelong learning group
  • Fulfilling the project with Jeju special self-governing province support center for the disabled people

Seogwipo City Welfare Center for Persons with Disabilities

Current Status

  • Representative: Yoon, Bo-cheol
  • Foundation date: Jul. 27, 1999.
  • Facility scale
    • Plottage: 3, 306 m2
    • The total floor space: 665.38 m2
    • Main Facility: indoor playground (I-maru), Sinnara counseling center, infant room (Sooneureum), therapy room, information centers, self-group room, multipurpose room
  • Number of employees: 50

Main profile

  • Selected as the best agency for empowering the capacity of women with disabilities, Personal assistance service for person with disabilities, Innovative Community based rehabilitation service center in 2007
  • Opening of “women with disabilities’ leisure and culture assistance center” in 2008
  • Selected as the agency to provide rehabilitative therapy service for children with disabilities in 2009
  • Launching of center of Jeju social tourism for people with disabilities; “Happy nuri”
  • Opening of social service center “Paran nara”
  • Opening of indoor playground for children with disabilities “I-maru”
  • Selected as an outstanding welfare center for persons with disabilities by the assessment of national welfare center for the disabled in 2011, 2015, and 2017
  • Opening of western branch of “Seogwipo city welfare center for persons with disabilities”

Choonkang Work Center for Persons with Disabilities

Current Status

  • Representative: Lee, Kyu-bong
  • Foundation date: Nov. 24, 1990.
  • Type: Vocational rehabilitation center
  • Facility scale
    • Plottage: 9,940 m2
    • The total floor space: 5, 042.86 m2
    • Main Facility: Laundry workshop, Copying paper workshop, Fiber workshop, Recycling Toner-Cartridge workshop, Cafeteria, Dormitory, Health club, Auditorium, etc.
  • Number of employees: 102 (19 persons by government’s support, 65 persons are persons with disabilities)
  • Business area: laundry, making copy-paper, making clothes and producing bedding, recycling toner-cartridge

Main profile

  • Becoming the first industry to take out the four top insurance and cover all employees with disabilities and pay minimum wages
  • Appointed as a promising companies for the 2002 world cup related products (the only social welfare organizations in nation)
  • Designated as a products facility for persons with physical disabilities (Mar. 17, 2009), (Item: copy paper, enameling, clothes, bedclothes, laundry service)
  • Winning gold medal in Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Tourism Souvenir and Craftwork prize contest in 2009
  • Winning silver medal in the 12th National Tourism Souvenir prize contest in 2009

Vocational Training Center “Eoulimteo”

Current Status

  • Representative: Jo, In-seok
  • Foundation date: Dec. 3, 2002.
  • Type: Job rehabilitation facility (sheltered workshop)
  • Facility scale
    • Plottage: 3, 113 m2
    • The total floor space: 851.13 m2
    • Main Facility: candle making studio, making traditional Jeju fermented soybean paste “Doenjang”, flower tea workshop

Main profile

  • Producing high-quality Jeju fermented soybean paste “Doenjang” by traditional way of making it
  • Producing special candle by using the best quality paraffin wax
  • Making flower tea by combination of tea leaves and various types of flowers from nature

Jeju Choonkang Rehabilitation Hospital

Current Status

  • Representative: Choi, Jong-cheol
  • Foundation date: Apr. 29, 1994.
  • Type: medical rehabilitation center
  • Facility scale
    • Plottage: 2, 709 m2
    • The total floor space: 2,767.14 m2
    • Main Facility: aquatic therapy room, speech-therapy room, occupational therapy room, Bobath therapy room, sensory integration therapy room, exercise therapy room, patient room, pain clinic, radiation room and etc.

Main profile

  • Equipped with the Asia’s first aquatic therapy pool (EWAC, Netherlands)
  • Equipped with aquatic therapy pool for children (age 0-12)
  • Rehabilitation medicine and senile disease clinic
  • Giving support to the community based rehabilitation business (mobile services)
  • Running special clinic (lower limb & leg orthotics bracing and support)
  • Running Day Hospital