BNP Paribas is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with the Korea Association of the Community Child Center (KACCC), a non-profit coalition of some 2,000 child welfare centers nationwide, for the ‘Stepping Stones for Wide Horizons Project’.
BNP Paribas will sponsor the renovation of cooking facilities for KACCC centres in Geumcheon, Gangbuk, and Gimpo. The renovated and upgraded kitchens will help provide nutritious meals to the children and promote a healthy development of mind and body. Furthermore, BNP Paribas employees will provide voluntary services to make regular visits to the centers and take part in various educational and cultural activities, e.g. painting and cooking workshops, environmental preservation and basic economics lessons, and visits to museums and sports events, etc.
Grzegorz Marczuk, Chief Operating Officer of BNP Paribas Seoul Branch, said: “The ‘Stepping Stones for Wide Horizons Project’ will provide socially neglected children with opportunities to try new things, dream big, and unleash potential. BNP Paribas is very happy to partner with KACCC to support this meaningful project. We are fully committed to create a better future for the children, and help those in need to improve their lives.”
BNP Paribas organises various CSR activities that are focused on education and culture. In Korea, BNP Paribas holds a charity bazaar every year since 2011, donating the proceeds to help children of low-income families. It also sponsors various cultural and educational events as part of the global initiatives led by the BNP Paribas Foundation. In December last year, BNP Paribas employees helped arrange a trip for children from the KACCC to visit the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, sharing a great time to appreciate creative artworks together.