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Vietnamese students participate in a traditional performance at an event called “Love Sharing Event with Vietnam Multi-cultural family.”

The Korea National Oil Corporation and the Korea-Vietnam Culture Communication Center held an event called “Love Sharing Event with Vietnam Multi-cultural family” at Anyang office main hall on November 23, and invited multi-cultural families that live near the office. At the event there was a total of 317 people as well as Tran Trong Toan, the Vietnamese ambassador to Korea; Choi Dae-ho, Anyang city mayor; and Kang Young-won, CEO of KNOC.

The participants were encouraged to watch the performances at the event together so the children could experience cultural performances from their home country and increase the range of understanding among the families.

In August 2009 the company held an event and invited 30 Indonesian children living in Korea so they could experience traditional Indonesian culture. The event consisted of a visit to Jakarta for 10 nights and 11 days to visit historic remains.

The Yongin office has also offered a 4 night 6 day trip to Vietnam during September 2011 for 8 Vietnamese children living near the office which included a visit to an elementary school which has a relationship with the office.

In the future KNOC plans to support multi-cultural support centers by providing educational material and help for marriage immigrants to find jobs in Korea to enable them to become economically stable and settle down. KNOC also plans to cooperate with the Vietnamese Embassy so they can better support marriage immigrants.

The Korea National Oil Corporation has also launched the “Sunshine Project,” that aims to help people who have restricted their energy consumption over fears that they will not be able to pay the bills due to high energy prices. The company has earmarked 300 million won to help people in this position so they can have a warm winter. The company will provide 500,000 won in refueling vouchers or briquettes to 1,039 families who have been chosen by the local government offices and Community Chest of Korea.

By Lee Ji-hyun [concordia@joongang.co.kr]
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