Members of the employee consultation body at LG Chem enjoy their time with local children in the Full of Hope Library on Feb. 20, donated by LG Chem, located in an elementary school in NhàBè, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
LG Chem is actively seeking to perform social contribution activities overseas, starting in Vietnam. This is the first time for the company to be dedicated to its corporate social responsibility overseas.
The largest Korean chemical company announced on Feb. 20 that it donated Full of Hope Libraries to an elementary school and a vocational school in NhàBè, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and held an opening ceremony at the elementary school.
The 400-square-meter library is equipped with basic facilities for reading and studying, and multimedia education is possible thanks to 3,000 books, computers, TVs, and beam projectors. Around 2,000 students and 60,000 local residents are expected to experience cultural benefits.
LG Chem also said that 40 volunteers consisting of members of the employee consultation body and Korean teenagers painted library walls and drew pictures on them as part of the project to create Full of Hope Libraries. In addition, the company invited 20 low-income teenagers to a teen dream camp, which was held at a resort near the Ho Chi Minh City for two days. The camp was aimed at increasing global civic consciousness and helping make their dreams and visions come true.
“I hope that Full of Hope Libraries donated by LG Chem will provide Vietnamese students with an opportunity to learn. I also hope that it will become a place where students are encouraged to have dreams and realize their possibilities,” said Jun Dae-joo, Korean ambassador to Vietnam. He added, “Today’s opening ceremony has an important meaning, in that that LG Chem and Vietnam will work together.” These remarks were made during his congratulatory speech for the opening ceremony.
Cho Gap-ho, LG Chem’s managing director, noted, “I hope that many Vietnamese teenagers will have dreams and hopes in the Full of Hope Library, and make their society a better place to live in.” He added, “We will try our best to contribute to the economic growth of Vietnam and the development of local society.”
Last year, the Korean chemical firm created a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team to intensify efforts to expand its social contribution activities. The company is showing its dedication to its corporate social responsibilities through its consistent involvement in overseas social contribution activities, starting from its donation of the Full of Hope Library in Vietnam.