The Association of Korean in Bangladesh has donated Tk1 million to support the works of the Shuchona Foundation. Global mental health expert Samia Wazed Hossain is the chairperson of Foundation.
The Korean embassy in Dhaka said Ambassador Lee Jang-keun, with the presence of Ryu Yong-O, President of the Association of Korean in Bangladesh, held a virtual meeting with Samia Wazed Hossain on Monday and conveyed the Korean Association's donation plan.
The donation was collected from its members to help the Bangladesh people, in particular those with disabilities, in need of support.
Founded in 1978 at the beginning of the Korean settlement in Bangladesh, the Korean Association in Bangladesh has played an important role in advancing and strengthening the Republic of Korea and Bangladesh's relations.
Having a history of more than 40 years, the Association presently has about 1,200 members with seven affiliated functional sub-groups such as textile (RMG) group, investors' group, NGO group, self-employed group, and corporate representatives group.
In the unprecedented situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Korean Association has made a fresh campaign to show its solidarity with Bangladesh local communities by providing emergency food packages, medicine, COVID-19 PPEs, and other items and equipment to help those in need.
In December 2020, the Association donated PPEs and stationery to the students of Sarkari Shishu Paribar (girls) in Tejgaon, Dhaka, and delivered Tk 1 million worth of food and clothing through Dhaka North City Corporation.
The Korean Association will soon visit the Shuchona Foundation for handing over the 900,000 TK in cash and 100,000 TK worth of Walton TV.
The Association of Korean in Bangladesh, working closely with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Bangladesh, will continue to make a constructive role in strengthening the ties between the two countries, particularly by extending its solidarity with the Bangladesh local community.