Since the early 2010s, Mr. Jung Woo Sung has begun to pay attention to deep social problems. Therefore, in June 2015, he was officially appointed as the first Goodwill Ambassador of the South Korean High Commissioner for Refugees.
UNHCR is an organization under the General Assembly of the United Nations and the United Nations Economic & Social Council.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Goodwill Ambassadors (UNHCR) are famous figures representing the UNHCR and use their talents and reputation to support refugees.
Being well aware of this, Ambassador Jung Woo Sung hopes that he can spread good things and increase awareness of the community and society towards refugees in particular and those with less fortunate living circumstances in general. “I hope we can open our hearts to each other more…to share, love and care for each other more…” said he.
Our JWSA Foundation’s Founder shared: “I think our Korean society needs to be more open to Refugees…They are normal people like us and much braver than us. No one was born in this life, wishing for a life that even the word “homeland” cannot name….. No one born in this life wants to live in a society where even the basic needs can not be accessed…We are all human, used to be once small, weak, fragile embryos from our Moms’womb…we used to spend so many dark days, struggling to form….so why don’t we empathize with Refugees including children who have been yearning for the right to live, study and dream of a bright future…..Why don’t we empathize and open our hearts to them more…..We should join hands with any help in our abilities to support them to access to life more easily, specifically the needs of accessing to Education, Health, Shelter, community activities, Sports…
I myself am well aware of my responsibility in the role of Ambassador and the values that we have been contributing to the community, to the society…Therefore, we have been and will be stronger and stronger so as to contribute what we can…in our abilities to help Refugees find their own lives…recover a normal life with simple happiness like us.
And through JWSA Charity and Education Project, we hope to not only help Refugees around the world access to education, but also that is our heart sharing with the community…who truly sympathize and share the same heart and love with us.
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Refugees are one of the deeply humanistic issues around the globe besides hot and urgent issues such as the last Covids 19 pandemic, World peace conflict, environment, climate change and information technology innovation,…
From 2014 up to now, Mr. Jung Woo Sung has visited many refugee accommodation organizations in the world from Nepal, Bangladesh, South Sudan, Lebanon, Iraq, Djibouti to Malayisa….felt and shared with a lot of people and traumatic circumstances…understanding the fragmentation, wandering…not knowing where home is, and where the pitiful refugees are from…
Throughout the years, Goodwill Ambassador Jung Woo Sung has consistently made donations to help refugees and has met displaced citizens from many countries all over the world with the desire to be able to share their difficulties and spread humane values deeper and wider…
In August 2018, Ambassador Jung Woo Sung also donated to the Rohingya people of Myanmar, who evacuated the country due to dangerous conditions, and sponsored medical bills for these refugees.
The book reflects Mr. Jung Woo Sung’s journey and feelings towards the refugees over the past 7 years, since 2014…
All proceeds from the sale of his books are transferred to UNHCR for further customary support for refugees.
In addition to making practical contributions to the Refugee community, he also joined hands with famous Korean artists to donate hundreds of million won when the Covids 19 pandemic spreads in Korea. He also regularly pays attention to social issues and shares with the homeland community and the international community. He donated 50 million won to the victims of the historic fire in Korea. And recently, last September 8th, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Woo-Sung Jung donated 100 million won to Afghanistan for emergency relief in Afghanistan.
With the desire to contribute to a better society, he used to share in a seminar on Global Issues on KBS National Television “If I have the ability, I wish everyone would be better together…”
CO-FOUNDER of JWSA Foundation
CEO-Teacher – Ms. DIEU ANH