Korean National Orders of Merits awarded to Sorok Uni Foundation Founder

Mr. Jang, founder of Sorok Uni Foundation, a non-profit organization working for and with Filipinos affected by Leprosy and homeless urban and rural poor, was awarded by none other than the President of the Republic of Korea.

President Jae In Moon of the Republic of Korea has recently awarded Mr. Jae Jung Jang, a Korean businessman in the Philippines, of the Korea National Orders of Merits. The award was given to him for his two decades of service to homeless Filipinos and especially those affected with Leprosy.

Korea National Order of Merit has been awarded to Mr. Jae J. Jang, last Sept. 27, 2017 by President Jae In Moon for serving Filipinos affected by Leprosy and homeless street people in the Philippines for 20 years.

 

Mr. Jae Jung Jang being award by the President of Korea
Mr. Jae Jang receiving the Korea National Order of Merit from President Jae In Moon last Sept. 27, 2017 for his 20 years of service to Filipinos who have been homeless and those who have been affected by Leprosy in the Philippines.

 

Mr. Jae Jang with his wife, Mrs. Kyung Hee Jang at Seoul, Korea in receiving Korea National Order of Merit from the President of the Republic of Korea, President Jae In Moon.

 

Mr. Jang started from humble beginnings who attained success through hard work. His family was not affluent and he had studied as a scholar at Korea Maritime University. Later on, Mr. Jang became a ship captain and was able to provide for his family. Then he came to the Philippines in 1984 during the
Marcos regime and experienced People Power Revolution and even joined Edsa Revolution in 1986. It was also in 1986 when he established his company in Manila, UNI-SHIP INC. Today he handles shipping, logistics, and IT businesses.

Mr. Jang helping out in his foundation
Oftentimes people tease Mr. Jang that he seems more Filipino than the Filipinos themselves, for he had found it in his heart to envision a Philippines without forgotten neighbors.

 

JAE JANG

In 1992, Mr. Jang has founded Sorok Uni Foundation, a non-profit organization working for and with Filipinos affected by Leprosy and homeless urban and rural poor. Oftentimes people tease Mr. Jang that he seems more Filipino than the Filipinos themselves, for he had found it in his heart to envision the Philippines without forgotten neighbors. According to him, the homeless and the abandoned, the rejected lepers have to be given another chance in life, they have been given hope and they need to feel the love from the Lord. As a Christian, he believes that Jesus came to this world to take care of those who are suffering like those forgotten neighbors, he didn’t come for those who are healthy and rich. Mr. Jang hopes others would also give love to the weak and needy, he hopes that the Philippine society will give fair chance and opportunity in life to all regardless of their situation or condition.

Jae Jang with his people
Mr. Jang cutting hair of homeless street people in Manila every Sunday afternoon at Liwasang Bonifacio.
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