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Korean Air sends volunteer team to help villagers in northern Thailand


South Korea’s national airline has sent a team of volunteers to carry out various activities in a village in the northern province of Chiang Mai.

TTR Weekly reports that the volunteers visited the hill-country district of Chiang Dao between June 8 and 13. While there, they got stuck into road paving projects and teaching local residents about Korean culture.

Chiang Dao is over 2,000 metres above sea level and lacks a lot of essential infrastructure, including electricity, water, educational and medical facilities, according to the report. The team from Korean Air helped out with paving lanes with concrete, to prevent poor road conditions causing accidents. They also helped out with painting the outside walls on a number of old buildings.

The volunteers also spent time with local villagers, teaching them about Korean traditions and culture, including putting on music and dance performances. TTR Weekly reports that they also showed local residents how to make some popular Korean dishes, such as the spicy rice cake, ‘tteokbokki’.

According to the report, Korean Air has resumed its voluntary activities with local communities now that the pandemic has abated. The airline’s employees also carry out volunteer work in their home country, with a team recently visiting the village of Myeongdong-ri, in Gangwon province to provide medical assistance and help with farmwork.


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