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South Korea: Catholic Volunteer Dental Care Group Struggling for Survival

The Korean catholic dental care group in Action

South Korean Catholic volunteer group, providing free dental care to disadvantaged people, is struggling for survival because of the drop in membership and shortage of funds. 

Since 1977, the Green Club in North Chungcheong province has been offering dental services to hundreds of poor and marginalized individuals.

Cha Min-Seok, the vice-president said that even though membership has fallen from 40 to 32 now, the organization still provides assistance to the needy. The last dentist joined 20 years ago.

"A shortage of dentists and volunteers is causing this organization to be unable to provide the services that are in demand," Kim Il-Gyu, president of the group said.

According to him, "Unless you experience it, you won't know what joy it is to use your outstanding dental skills to help others."



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