BNP Paribas is pleased to announce that it has helped three children welfare centres to renovate their cooking facilities and organises a range of activities for the children at the centres for its ‘Stepping Stones for Wide Horizons Project’.
The ‘Stepping Stones for Wide Horizons Project’ has successfully sponsored a total of three welfare centres of the Korea Association of the Community Child Centre (KACCC) – a non-profit coalition of some 2,000 child welfare centres nationwide – to upgrade their cooking facilities so as to provide better and healthier catering to the children at the centres. Over 100 children in total at the Dream Homeschool Regional Child Welfare Centre, San Regional Child Welfare Centre and Mintongsun Regional Child Welfare Centre, have benefitted from the project.
In addition, BNP Paribas also organizes a variety of fun, educational activities for the children such as cooking workshops, basic economic class, sports activities, K-pop dance and other cultural programs. In these activities, BNP Paribas’ employees help act as tutors or group leaders to manage the children and share joy with them.
To celebrate the newly upgraded kitchens, a team of BNP Paribas executives and employees including Joris Dierckx, Country Head of BNP Paribas Korea, hosted a cooking class at San Regional Child Welfare Centre on 27 May with over 30 children and staff members of the centre. The BNP Paribas employees also organised a workshop to teach the children about healthy diet and how cooking can be pursued as a career, bringing them a day of fun and encouraging them to develop healthy eating habits.
Mr. Dierckx said: “BNP Paribas is very pleased to sponsor this meaningful project providing substantial assistance to welfare centres to improve their cooking facilities which in turn provide better catering to the children. We also enjoyed very much the opportunities to have fun with the children through the activities. We look forward to continuing working with the centres to help create a better future for the children in need.”