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[Sponsored Report] Hyosung gives back to community

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Volunteers from the Hyosung Industrial Materials Performance Group greet the children they are matched with in Young Nak Aenea’s House, the care home for children with cerebral palsy in Huam-dong, central Seoul.

Hyosung, an industrial company, believes that donating money is not enough to aid the socially disadvantaged. That’s why its employees formed the Hyosung Volunteering Team, a group that visits locations where help is needed.

On April 18, workers from the Hyosung Industrial Materials Performance Group went to Young Nak Aenea’s Home, a care center for children with cerebral palsy in Huam-dong, central Seoul.

It is not always possible for the center’s caregivers to take the children outdoors, as each of them needs individual care, so the 30 volunteers were matched with a child to enjoy open-air activities. They played games with the children and then ate lunch together.

This was not the Hyosung volunteers’ first visit. Since 2012, the team has visited the home regularly to help its caregivers feed and bathe the children. Last August, the team invited performers to Aenea’s for the children to enjoy a classical concert without having to visit a performance hall.

Hyosung also provides various educational programs to students. On April 21, researchers of the company ran an experiment construction class for 150 fifth- and sixth-graders from a school near Hyosung’s plant in Changwon, South Gyeongsang.

The company has provided similar education programs to elementary students since 2004 and has educated more than 2,000 at least twice a year in an attempt to inspire them to study science.

In the last lecture, the researchers taught the children how a flywheel energy storage system works. The children also had fun learning how to make metal detectors.

Other programs provided by Hyosung include a preventive education class against school violence, which was taught to 5,000 students in South Gyeongsang, a “Golden Bell” contest to encourage children, teachers and parents to read more books, and after-school classes for students based near Hyosung plants nationwide.

Cho Hyun-sang, president of the Industrial Materials Performance Group and executive vice president of the group’s corporate strategy center, explained that Hyosung is working hard to nurture an environment where all children can have the opportunity to realize their dreams.

“We will strive to create a social ecosystem through which corporations, residents, society and the government can collaborate in building a corporate social responsibility activities that are self-sustainable rather than momentary charity,” said Cho.




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