The CJ Group announced on May 29 that “CJ Dream Classroom” was held for about 600 children of Chinese labors who came from rural areas.
CJ Dream Classroom was held in Nanjing, China from May 23 to 26, with the Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange and the Chinese People`s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.
CJ Dream Classroom, which was launched in 2012, is a global social contribution program through which CJ's Chinese headquarters, CJ CGV, CJ E&M, and the CJ Sharing Foundation provide better educational environments and cultural experience opportunities for children of Chinese labors who came from rural areas.
The program was created with six million yuan raised by CJ CGV and others plus a contribution from the Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange. Over the past five years, the CJ Group has run the program for about 8,000 students and remodeled educational facilities at 12 schools.
Laborers who came to cities from rural areas are unfavorably treated in wages, welfare, and children's education due to the Chinese resident registration system which strictly distinguishes urban and rural residents.
CJ CGV's Chinese corporation entered into sisterhood relationships with two elementary schools participating in CJ Dream Classroom. The company is planning to expand the social contribution program in concert with local communities.