ULSAN, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — So-called “special contributors” from Afghanistan delivered their thanks to the local community in a variety of ways, one year after settling in the southeastern city of Ulsan after fleeing their country taken over by the Taliban.
On behalf of about 150 Afghan special contributors and their families settling in Ulsan, three Afghan individuals delivered a plaque of thanks to Lee Sang-kyun, president of shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries Co.
The plaque of thanks was made based on images painted by the elementary school children of the special contributors, and included a message saying, “It’s great to live in Ulsan. Thank you very much for helping us.”
The parents of Afghan students who attend a local elementary school visited the regional education office to express their special thanks for educational support and to deliver the children’s paintings.
The special contributors also visited the Community Chest of Ulsan and donated 1.2 million won (US$945) they had collected as a way to deliver their thanks to the local community that welcomed them.
A total of 28 Afghan special contributors were hired by a subcontractor of Hyundai Heavy Industries and moved to Ulsan in February last year. They settled in apartments provided by the company.
M. H. Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)