BNP Paribas announced that it held ‘A Trip to Modern Art’, a special year-end event dedicated to welfare center children. On December 13 and 21, a total of 50 participants made up of children from Korea Association of the Community Child Center and Dong-myung Child welfare centers and BNP Paribas employees visited the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art located in Seoul and enjoyed the opportunity to appreciate diverse artworks together.
The event was another forward footstep taken by BNP Paribas, which has been continuing its CSR commitment to the fields of culture and art. Organized to provide the welfare center children with an opportunity to enjoy art, the event also served as a catalyst to encourage the children’s sensibility as well as ability to think creatively. Employees of BNP Paribas volunteered to take the trip with the children and took the time to listen from the children about the experience of visiting the art museum.
BNP Paribas conducts various CSR activities that are focused on education and culture globally. In Korea, BNP Paribas focuses on CSR commitment to culture, art and children who lack proper care. Previously, BNP Paribas officially sponsored the ‘2013 MODAFE’, a highly respected international dance festival held last May. Prior to that, Pierre Rigal, a professional choreographer whom BNP Paribas Foundation sponsors, offered a free dance lesson to children from Dong-myung Child Welfare Center, which received enthusiastic response from the participated children.
Joris Dierckx, Country Head of BNP Paribas Korea said, “We hope that the children can realize the beauty of art through the opportunities like the one provided by BNP Paribas. It will also help them bear confidence and ability to think creatively.” He added, “BNP Paribas will continue its keen effort to provide support for culture and art, and remain committed to enriching the lives of children who lack proper care.”