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Concert fund-raiser for immigrants

The Global Sarang organization, a civic group supporting foreign immigrants and multiethnic children, will hold its second annual fund-raising event for underprivileged expatriates.

The “Love and Harmony Concert” will take place on Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Guro Community Center’s performance hall, western Seoul. The organization said all proceeds will be donated to underprivileged migrants in Korea.

“In order to invite the current sponsors and develop future donors, we launched this concert for the first time unlike the last year’s event which didn’t have music,” said Kim Joo-sun, an official at the organization. “We will also introduce possible sponsors and share ideas on how to support immigrant workers and multiethnic families in Korea.”

A number of high-profile musicians will take part in the concert, such as flutists Yoon Hyun-im and Philipp Jundt, popular a cappella group One Dollar and a traditional Mongolian band.

A highlight of the concert will be a chorus of multiethnic children singing “Your Raise Me Up” and the Korean song “Castle of Magic.”

The children attend the Global School, a private school run by the organization that provides free education for mixed-raced children from underprivileged families in Korea.

All expenses for the kids at the school are paid by sponsors and donations.

“In November 2011, we were authorized as an official alternative school by the government,” Kim said. “Since then, the Global School has now attracted 84 students thanks to the support of Korean companies such as Daewoo Securities, Posco and the Korea Exchange Bank. A lot of volunteers are working as teachers as well.”

For more information on tickets, call (02) 863-6622.

By Kim Hee-jin [heejin@joongang.co.kr]

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