SEOUL, July 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid a prolonged heatwave, district offices in Seoul are taking various initiatives to help vulnerable people to survive the scorching summer weather.
The Mapo District Office plans to provide 30 million won (US$26,100) worth of cooling devices such as electric fans to 716 households, including single elderly households, single middle age households in near poverty and single parent households.
On the days when a heatwave alert is issued, the district office will dispatch a group of elderly care supporters to the single elderly households and the households with severely disabled persons on a regular basis to check their safety.
The Gangdong District Office teamed up with three companies within the district including Samsung C&T Corp. to promote a program in which volunteers deliver simple cooked meals and air purifiers to vulnerable elderly people and community childcare centers.
Samoo Architects & Engineers, a company within the district, plans to run a special program next month.
By inviting 20 children from the community childcare center, it will provide them with the opportunity to experiencing the architecture design process in a virtual reality environment.
The Geumcheon District Office will disclose pre-recorded teenage band and dance performances through its YouTube channel.
M. H. Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)