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To educate a woman is to educate her family, her society, and her country. This is what we believe.
In 1885, the Women's Foreign Missionary Society (WFMS) of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the USA sent Mrs. Mary F. Scranton as the first female missionary to Korea and started Ewha Hakdang, the first school for girls in Korea. The WFMS of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the USA through Mrs. Scranton also enlightened women who were suppressed and not even given names under a male dominated culture.
Education not only changed the lives of Korean women, but it also transformed the entire nation. Half a century ago, Korea was one of the poorest countries in the world, but today it has grown to be a recognizable economic power in Asia. If women in developing countries have the opportunity of education, their lives would change as it has been for Korean women.
Continuing Mrs. Scranton's legacy, the Center will plant seeds of hope and love in the lives of women around the world. Together, we can create a world where all can experience power and freedom in the love of God. Please join us in this exciting and meaningful venture.