RasGas supports disabled students' school in Seoul
Contribution made as part of RasGas' 2013 Year of Education campaign
RasGas Company Limited's corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme has gone overseas, opening a new chapter in the company's commitment to making a difference in the lives of many.
As part of its 2013 CSR Year of Education campaign and the "School Fund" initiative, RasGas Korea Liaison Office recently provided a long-term tangible contribution to Sung Eun School for Disabled in Seoul, South Korea.
The school, situated on the outskirts of South Korea's capital Seoul, takes care of 200 students affected by physical and mental disabilities.
The funds were used for remodelling and upgrading the sports facilities of the school, including the refurbishment of outdoor playgrounds and setting up a movie theatre in the classroom. In addition, RasGas also purchased a new school van and winter clothes for the students.
Ali Zayed Al Marri, public affairs manager at RasGas headquarters in Doha, said: "At RasGas, we are committed to supporting the communities where we live and work, in Qatar and around the world. We feel it is our responsibility to connect with students and their teachers, who have the most important role of guiding them in the path to becoming adults, offering the best possible gift: education."
"It gives us great pleasure seeing the happy faces of these children; this is the best reward for us," he added.
An Jung il, principal of Sung Eun School for Disabled said: "RasGas' support brings tangible benefits to our school for years to come. Our students deserve the best. With the renewed sports facilities and the new movie theatre, we will be able to enhance sports inclusion into their educational curriculum. We are very grateful for the friendship with RasGas."
RasGas' contribution not only brings tangible benefits to children in need, but also shows the company's commitment to assist communities around the world. RasGas has a two-decade-long history of economic and social ties with Korea.
H.E. Keejong Chung, Korean Ambassador in Qatar, said: "I am proud to hear that the friendly ties between Qatar and Korea have developed into worthy projects in support of those in need in our community. I would like to see more business players following RasGas example, and building ties beyond commercial interests. The business world has a great potential to help build a better society."
RasGas dedicated 2013 as its Year of Education, launching initiatives to promote reading and literacy among young children, providing equipment to local schools, supporting educational initiatives and campaigns in collaboration with universities and associations.