Qatargas Operating Company Limited (Qatargas) launched a new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative in Korea, entitled “Warm Their Hearts," in line with the Company's commitment to make a difference in the communities it has energy relations with.
As part of its 2019 CSR program, Qatargas Korea Liaison Office (KLO) launched its winter-focused campaign to provide assistance to the Sundukwon and Angel's Haven orphanages located in Seoul, South Korea.
Qatargas, the World's Premier LNG Company, embraced this year's campaign theme “Warm Their Hearts," and extended its support to several orphans in foster care and disability facilities. The orphans are of different ages and are in dire need of love and warmth. Sundukwon and Angel's Haven have already raised and cared for over 1500 children since 1965 and 1959 respectively and are currently looking after some 200 orphans.
Special ceremonies were held at both orphanages, which were attended by Qatargas officials, representatives from the State of Qatar's Embassy in Seoul, directors of the orphanages, teachers and volunteers. The ceremonies also featured cultural performances by the children.
With temperatures in Seoul expected to fall below zero degrees Celsius for most of the winter, these children will benefit directly from more than 300 special winter clothes and other accessories including jackets, gloves, scarves, thermal blankets, and heated beds donated by Qatargas. The donations also include weatherproofing and improvements to the facilities such as indoor and outdoor heaters.
Mashel Al-Merekhi, General Manager & Representative of KLO said: “Qatargas is very proud and delighted to launch this CSR activity for the children of Sundukwon and Angel's Haven. It gives us great pleasure to be able to touch these children' hearts and to bring them some warmth and joy this winter."