In 1964, Fr Aloysius Schwartz founded the Sisters of Mary in Busan, South Korea to serve the poorest children in the country. Providing education and care for the most vulnerable children in the community, this programme is the foundation for the charitable work of the Sisters of Mary and their international poverty relief and education programmes now in the Philippines, Guatemala, Mexico, Brazil, Honduras and Tanzania.
The Busan programme later expanded into the provision of Kindergarten and elementary schools for the most vulnerable children in Seoul.
The facilities in Seoul were returned to state provision at the end of the contract in 2019 and the Sisters now maintain the following charitable activities in Busan, although these are not supported by funds from World Villages for Children.
The Sisters of Mary - Girlstown & Boystown in Busan
7-62 Amnamdong, Seoku
Busan, South Korea 602-030
Opened in 1964
Archives photos retrace the history of our mission, from its very roots in Korea, back in the 1960's.