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[Sponsored Report] Koica shares soccer, aid with global communities

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) is spreading the excitement of soccer to children in developing countries.

On June 11, the agency inked an MOU with the Song Jong-guk Football Club and Dasan Networks.

The club was established by Song himself - a World Cup superstar famous to many Korean soccer fans - who coaches children as well as adults. In March 2013, Song became a Koica honorary ambassador.

Dasan Networks is a global IT corporation that has been leading Korea into the age of the creative economy.

Through the MOU, Song’s club will volunteer and teach soccer in developing countries. The agency will allow the club to use its gym to train children from multicultural families in Korea, and Dasan Networks will provide financial support.

On the other hand, Song will promote Koica’s overseas volunteer programs, including World Friends Korea, a program that sends an average of 1,600 volunteers abroad per year.

“Through this MOU, Koica plans to offer access to facilities and services so that all members of society equally benefit,” said Koica President Kim Young-mok.

“We will continue to cooperate with both local and overseas communities.”

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