Korean Air held a donation event for the "Dream Library" on Nov. 29 at Tonglu Startup School in Hangzhou, China's Zhejiang Province, attended by officials and students, including Ko Kwang-ho, head of the Korean Air’s Chinese Regional Headquarters, Han Jae-hyuk, head of the Korean Cultural Center in China, and figures from the Chinese municipal government.
The Dream Library, which Korean Air has been doing for 10 years since 2010, is a global social contribution activity that provides a better learning environment for Chinese children in need of space and books by creating libraries at schools in China's rural area and supporting educational devices.
The "Dream Library" event was held as a joint event with the Korean Cultural Center in China, which has been actively leading cultural exchanges between Korea and China, and the executives and employees of Alibaba Group, which is working with Korean Air in China, also participated in the event and shared a meaningful time.
Tonglu Startup School, where Korean Air donated its library this year, is located 100 kilometers southwest of Hangzhou City. Since its opening in 2008, some 790 children from low-income families are currently in school.
At the event, Korean Air unveiled a new interior library in bright colors in an old, shabby classroom, and donated items and books to be placed in the library.
Meanwhile, Korean Air has been making steady efforts to promote friendship between China and Korea through various social contribution activities in China, including the tree-planting event in Kubuqi Desert in China, which has been held for 12 years since 2007, and providing emergency relief goods to earthquake-stricken areas.
Thanks to such efforts, it won the top prize for the best foreign airline loved by the Chinese in 2018.