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KT&G Sends Message of Hope to Cambodia via Dispatching Volunteers
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KT&G Sends Message of Hope to Cambodia via Dispatching Volunteers
  • By matthew
  • July 17, 2015, 03:00
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The latest group of KT&G volunteers composed of employees of the company and students pose for a photo at Incheon Airport before leaving.
The latest group of KT&G volunteers composed of employees of the company and students pose for a photo at Incheon Airport before leaving.

 

KT&G (President Min Young-min) sets out on volunteer activities abroad by dispatching local volunteers comprised of university students.

Of 40 volunteers dispatched by KT&G, 20 are from KT&G Welfare Foundation, 10 are students of the Police University, and 10 were recruited through an open recruitment titled “Correspondent of Cambodia Hope.”

Once dispatched to Siem Reap Province in Cambodia, these volunteers will build school facilities, conduct maintenance, and deliver healthcare services and hygiene education for two weeks. In addition, drawing on their own specialties, they will provide colorful and fun cultural experiences to local students.

Since 2005, KT&G has sent about 800 volunteers and employees via 31 dispatches comprised of university students and company employees. The company has also worked to expand educational facilities, including library and preschool facilities.

An insider from KT&G said, “The economy of the country has suffered from a long civil war ... more than anything else, a long–term investment into education is necessary,” adding, “We hope that 10-year-long aid would give people of Cambodia a seed of hope.”

Meanwhile, in addition to Cambodia, KT&G has been providing support for medical services in Uzbekistan and Mongolia. In a bid to improve the living environment in Indonesia, KT&G has conducted an “Imaginary Village” project. The company also established a Korean Language Institute in Jakarta as a means to propagate Korean culture.