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Korean air volunteers to renovate damaged homes in Sri Lanka

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Fri, 10/11/2019 - 10:54
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The employees of Korean Air also spent time with local children by hosting English aviation camps, dance competitions and playing balloon games.

Korean Air’s volunteer group performed volunteer work in Sri Lanka from October 5 to 11 for the underprivileged local community in the suburbs of Colombo. The area was severely damaged by the heavy floods in 2017 and is still prone to floods.

The volunteers started rebuilding the neighborhood by repairing damaged homes. The employees of Korean Air also spent time with local children by hosting English aviation camps, dance competitions and playing balloon games. Expenses for the volunteer work were paid by Korean Air’s company fund and donations from members from the volunteer groups.

Korean Air volunteer groups have contributed to the underprivileged communities in Nepal, Indonesia and Cambodia this year. In September, the airline also organized World Cleanup Day 2019 in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, to collect trash and raise environmental awareness. 

Currently, Korean Air has a total of 25 volunteer groups actively helping with projects and community programs at orphanages, rehabilitation centers for the disabled, as well as senior care centers to support disadvantaged groups.

As a leading global carrier, Korean Air will continuously support global volunteer activities in order to perform its corporate social responsibility as part of the company's initiatives to give back to the society.

 

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