BASS has long been a supporter of the Myongdo Welfare Foundation in Mokpo, situated on the south western tip of the Korean peninsular. Sister Geraldine Ryan, a St Columban's sister from Ireland, passionately runs several homes for children and young adults with various physical and intellectual disabilities.
In 2019 BASS donated 3 million KRW enabling Sister Geraldine to buy a special chair for a boy called Min Chan, totally changing his quality of life. Before, he spent most of his time lying down, now he has a chair to support him and so he sees the world around him differently.
This year we will help to buy an exercise bike which will enable some of the patients to work muscles which would otherwise deteriorate.
There is a bakery at the centre and we have a project with Sister Geraldine to supply hot cross buns to the expat community!