One of Korean Air’s volunteer groups,
Sarangnanum – which means to share love – flew to the Tondano
region of Sulawesi in Indonesia last month to perform the
airline’s first volunteer activity for 2017.
Tondano is a small
region located on Sulawesi Island, the 11th biggest island in the
world, and approximately 35km away from Manado, the capital city
of the North Sulawesi. Most of the residents there rely on
agriculture for their livelihoods.
The village, which the
twenty volunteers visited, is remotely situated in the volcanic mountains,
so electricity and other types of energy are not on steady supply
and there is a lack of public facilities, causing inconvenience
for the residents.
Understanding all these disadvantages
in advance, the volunteer group not only built a new building for
a local orphanage but also maintained public roads. The group also
purchased equipment required for regular maintenance so that the
local community could repair it on their own in the future.
Sarangnanum is a group consisting of employees in the
Tech-Center located in Busan, Korea. It was founded in 2004 and
since then, have been volunteering both domestically and abroad.
Last November, the group flew to Thailand to support local
Korean Air has a total of 25 volunteer groups
which actively perform various volunteer projects at orphanages,
rehabilitation centers for the disabled, as well as senior care
centers to support disadvantaged groups. The airline actively
encourages and supports these groups to perform volunteer acts in
various countries, including Thailand, Philippines and Mongolia.
As a leading global carrier, Korean Air will continue to
engage in corporate social responsibility programs at home and
abroad, supporting local communities.
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