SEOUL, Dec. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – President Park Geun-hye expressed hopes on Thursday that more people will donate, citing her email conversation with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
“I have recently exchanged an email with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about sharing and the spirit of donation,” Park wrote in her Facebook post. “I hope that there will be more people in our country who are sharing and donating.”
Earlier this month, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced that they would donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares.
“I’d like to thank many people for sharing through Youth Hope Fund,” Park said.
In September, Park launched the fund to create jobs for young adults as youth unemployment has become a serious social problem in Asia’s fourth-largest economy.
Park became its first donor, contributing 20 million won (US$17,000), and promised to give 3.2 million won, or 20 percent of her monthly pay, each month to the fund.