About 10 Hanwha Life's Happy Friends Youth Volunteers will carry out various activities, including cultural exchanges, in Surabaya, Indonesia, for five days from Feb. 20
In its bid to seek the economic independence of the unprivileged youth in Indonesia, Hanwha Life has been offering programs for teenagers to help start their own business from 2015. The company teaches teenagers in the region how to make foods and sell goods at the academy. It is to help them create income by finding a job or starting their own business in the future based on skills acquired through the program.
The volunteer group participated in the academy and made foods and spent time together with local teenagers. In addition, the volunteers learned traditional dances and musical instruments in the region and showed Korean traditional dances and introduced Korean foods for cultural exchanges.
The Happy Friends Youth Volunteers was jointly established by Hanwha Life and World Vision Korea in Jan. 2006. About 4,000 youth volunteers have visited childcare centers and the homes of the elderly living alone and low-income families to promote their welfare over the last 11 years. They have also continuously made cultural exchanges with teenagers in Vietnam, Albania and Kenya through volunteer work overseas.