Kim Kyu-whan, senior vice-president of Korean Air (First on the right) and Ichinkhorloo, principal of the school (Second on the right) take a photo during the donation ceremony
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (26 June, 2014) – Korean Air held a ‘donation ceremony’ on 26 June at Gun Galuutai Complex School nearby Baganuur, Ulaanbaatar to formally handover to the school thirty computers with desks and chairs. The ceremony was attended by Kim Kyu-whan, senior vice-president of Korean Air, Lee Jong-su, head of Korean Air’s Ulaanbaatar office, Otgonbold, deputy head of the Baganuur District Office and Ichinkhorloo, principal of the school along with many other officials and students.
Gun Galuutai Complex School has 1,800 students ranging from 1st to 12th grades. The school has experienced teaching difficulties because of the poor IT facilities.
Korean Air’s computer donation program started last year when it provided thirty computers for the Bolovsrol School in Mongolia. The aim of Korean Air’s donation program is to enable Mongolian students to keep up with technology and learn the skills to enable them to be computer literate.
Korean Air has other CSR projects in Mongolia including its ‘Global Planting Project’, which has seen the planting of trees in Baganuur since 2004 to help counteract desertification, which badly affects the region; students at Gun Galuutai Complex School have also participated in this project. The Korean Air Forest in the Baganuur area, now extends to 44ha (440,000 square meters), consisting of some 83,000 trees. The airline has also employed local forestation experts who are residing in the area to manage the planted trees and educate residents on forestation.
Meanwhile, Korean Air has also donated books and computers to Chinese schools in rural areas and built houses for communities in Manila and Cebu in order to fulfill its social responsibility in and out of Korea.
About Korean Air
Korean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world’s top 20 airlines and carried more than 23 million passengers in 2013. Korean Air operates in excess of 200 flights per day to 126 cities in 45 countries on six continents with a fleet of 154 aircraft including eight A380s.
With its modern aircraft and over 20,000 professional employees, Korean Air offers customers safety, convenience and comfort. Korean Air’s award-winning offerings of Korean and Western meals and state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system provide passengers with a memorable inflight experience.
The airline serves six continents with more than 1,400 flights a week and is also a founding member of the Sky Team airline alliance which together with its 20 members, offers its 569 million annual passengers a worldwide system of more than 15,000 daily flights covering 1,064 destinations in 178 countries.
Korean Air introduced the double-decker A380 aircraft to its fleet in 2011 and made the interior more spacious than any other airline, with just 407 seats spread across three classes, with the top deck dedicated to ‘Prestige’ business class. The design also features the world’s first onboard ‘Duty Free Showcase’ and three bars and lounges.
More on Korean Air’s programs, routes, frequencies and partners is available at www.koreanair.com.