Korean singer becomes member of UNICEF Honors Club
Lee Hye-ri, a Korean singer and actress better known as her stage name Hyeri, is recognized for her charitable donations through an international organization.
Hyeri’s agency Creative Group ING recently said that the 25-year K-pop star has become a member of UNICEF Honors Club as her donation topped 100 million won ($84,000).
Many other Korean celebrities hold the membership of the Honors Club, which includes BTS member Jin, Winter Olympic gold medalist Kim Yu-na, and actress Kim Hye-soo.
UNICEF Korea said that the official ceremony will take place on July 26 to deliver her plague.
The entity noted that Hyeri, who debuted in 2010 as a member of Seoul-based girl group Girl’s Day, will take part in various activities including the “Schools for Asia” campaign.
The School for Asia initiative is a UNICEF project aimed at giving educational support to children in 11 Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, and Mongolia.
“The initiative particularly focuses on disadvantaged and marginalized children who are less likely to receive quality education because of their gender, ethnicity, disability, geographic location or poverty,” UNICEF notes.
“Equipping these children with knowledge, skills, and confidence is a step toward overcoming these barriers and contributing to the development of communities and countries.”
This is not the first time for Hyeri to carry out good-will activities. Late last year, the popular entertainer also contributed 50 million won to the Child Fund Korea.
In case of BTS member Jin, he joined the Honors Club this May. He and his bandmates have promoted another UNICEF initiative called “Generation Unlimited,” an anti-violence campaign.