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HHI Mothers’ Club Continues its 42-year Tradition of Helping Underprivileged Students
Wives of Hyundai Heavy Industries’ (HHI) executives and staff have offered monetary assistance to underprivileged and deserving students in the local community for 42 years.
HHI Mothers’ Club, chaired by Jung Mi-ae, visited 9 high schools based in Dong-gu, including Hyundai Technical High School, Hyundai Chungun High School and Hyundai High School, to deliver KRW 17.5 million in scholarships.
The scholarships will be used to fund 1-year tuition fees of 9 low-income students.
The club also decided to select 9 more high-achieving students of low-income families and offer them 10 books until next January, by donating one book every month from April. The books will be related to the career they wish to pursue in the future.
The club launched the scholarship program 42 years ago in 1977 to aid needy teenagers in the local community, and has donated approximately KRW 400 million to 409 students to date.
Chairperson Jung Mi-ae said, “The Dong-gu area has been hit by the slowdown of the shipbuilding industry, but there was still a number of donors willing to offer what they have got. We hope that the scholarship will help the teenagers achieve their goals and aspirations.”
Aside from the scholarship program, HHI Mothers’ Club regularly visits Taeyeon Rehabilitation Center, a welfare facility for those with severe mental handicaps, to carry out community services, offer presents for special holidays and even make Kimchi.