In celebration of the year-end festive season, BNP Paribas invited 200 children and their families supported by the Korea Association of the Community Child Centre (KACCC) to “Choi Hyun-woo’s Magic Concert: The Sherlock” held at the Woori Financial Group Art Hall in Seoul on 20 December 2015.
This CSR activity was part of BNP Paribas’ Artists’ Outing programme which aims at providing children with cultural experience so as to nurture their creativity and artistic senses. BNP Paribas has been organising annual year-end cultural activities for children from regional community child centres since 2013. This year, it invited the children and their families to enjoy the spectacular performance by Choi Hyun-woo, who is one of the most prominent magicians in Korea.
Philippe Noirot, Country Head for BNP Paribas South Korea, said: “We are pleased to celebrate the festive season with the children and their families through such an interesting and eye-opening performance. BNP Paribas is fully committed to sponsoring the art and education activities for the next generations. We will continue our contribution to support the needy children in Korea.”
BNP Paribas has been dedicated to helping children with underprivileged backgrounds since signing of the partnership agreement with KACCC in 2014. KACCC is a non-profit organisation helping approximately 2,000 community child centres nationwide. Under the partnership, BNP Paribas also has another programme, Stepping Stones for Wide Horizons Project, which is a kitchen renovation programme for community child centres. In addition, BNP Paribas employees make regular visits to the centres and organise various educational and cultural activities including painting class, cooking class and mentoring workshops for the children at the centres. Most recently, it has launched Dream Up programme to help young people gain self-confidence and self-sufficiency by learning Nanta.