Won Bin visits Gambia for UNICEF
While Won Bin hasn’t been doing much acting in the past few years, he has been busy as the Korean goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, and recently traveled to a relief center in the west African nation of The Gambia.
Won Bin’s two-week trip spanned from April 4 through 13, and took him to slums and schools in the capital city of Banjul, as well as a public health center and hospital in the eastern region of Basse, where malaria-preventing mosquito nets and vitamins are handed out.
Won Bin has been UNICEF goodwill ambassador since 2007, and explained his sentiments about his recent visit:
Won Bin: “I felt a deep sense of melancholy on this trip as UNICEF goodwill ambassador, seeing the relief aid center and spending time with the children directly. … I’d like to convey what I’ve felt on this visit to other people, and do more for these children in the future.”
The actor has also contributed funds raised by his own Pan-Asia fan club “Venus” to a new elementary school in the Basse area for books and teaching materials. The production company behind his upcoming movie Mother, Barunson Films, has also sent money to the school for supplies.
Won Bin’s Gambia visit will be featured on the current events program “W” on April 24 on MBC. Meanwhile, his movie Mother releases in theaters on May 28.
Via My Daily
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