Asiana Airlines held the fifth "Vietnam Beautiful Classroom" entrance ceremony in Tinh Hai Duong province, Vietnam on June 12, a company spokesman said on June 13.
At the event, the company received a certificate of merits from the Hai Duong Friendship Association in recognition of its contribution to supporting the economic independence of local low-income women through its beautiful classroom project for five years in the Vietnamese province.
The entrance ceremony, held at the banquet hall of "Au Co" in the Vietnamese province of Hai Duong, was progressed with the attendance of some Korean and Vietnamese dignitaries and 80 students for the classroom, including Cho Young-seok, executive director of Asiana Airlines, Chung Woo-jin, consul general of the Korean Embassy in Vietnam, Kim Jin-oh, chief of KOICA, and Leong Van Cau, vice chief of the People's Committee of Hai Duong Province.
The Vietnam Beautiful Classroom is one of Asiana's flagship global social contribution activities that the airliner has been jointly conducting since 2015 with KOICA and Good People.
It is a six-month education program for low-income women in the Vietnamese province of Hai Duong, which comprises accounting, computer, service, Korean and English education. It also supports Asiana Airlines' special service vocational training programs.
About 200 Vietnamese women out of 550 students have been employed in office and service jobs at large discount stores, health centers and elementary schools, including Korean companies operating in Vietnam, over the past five years from 2015.
"We are proud that the Vietnam Beautiful Classroom has not only provided opportunities for low-income women in the region, but also contributed to the role of a private bridge to promote friendship between Korea and Vietnam," an Asiana Airlines official said. "As Asiana Airlines is Korea's leading female-friendly company, we will continue to provide diverse support for Vietnamese women in the future."