Posco International, the trade and resources development arm of Posco, said on July 14 it sent some 30 executives and employees to Papua, Indonesia, for medical volunteer work.
Together with 30 medical experts from Korea University Ansan Hospital, the Women’s Health Foundation and Seegene Medical Foundation, the Korean volunteer team conducted medical checkups for some 1,160 residents in Indonesia’s eastern province of Papua from July 6 to 13. Posco International’s Palm Oil office is located in the area. Since the office’s establishment in 2011, the company has set up a hospital, a school and other facilities, to contribute to the local community under the value of growth based on human rights.
Employees and executives from Posco International participate in a volunteer program for residents in Papua, Indonesia, last week. Posco International
In the past eight years, the company has created job opportunities for 3,500 locals and education programs for some 600 children there.
To strengthen support for education for the young generation, the company began a program last year to offer scholarships to some 90 students in Papua.
In addition, Posco International has been conducting a volunteer program in Myanmar through its solar cell generation business.
By Kim Da-sol / The Korea Herald (firstname.lastname@example.org