The money spent to buy 15,000 fine dust masks for children of the foundation and to job training of foreign ladies married to Korean men and so far 700 of them got the training since 2015
President Lee Dong-cheol of KB Card, left, delivers a check for 120 million won in donation to the Mirok Umbrella Children’s Foundation on May 3. (Photo: KB Card)
KB Card donated 120 million won to the Mirok Umpbrella Children’s Foundation to help the foundation’s efforts to fight against fine dusts and multi-cultural families in the country on May 3, the company said on May 4.
The donation is expected to be provided to the projects to reduce fine dusts and buy masks for the financially deprived families and the creation of forests, among others, the credit card firm said. The foundation will buy some 15,000 masks to be given to some 3,000 children around the country who belong to the 100 regional children’s centers in the Seoul area.
The employees of the credit card operator will plant the seedlings to create forests in the areas in Seoul and Gangwon Province which are severely affected by fine dusts.
They will also deliver some 500 seedlings that they grew to make the air cleaner in their offices to the homes for the children around the country, the credit card company said.
The donation will be delivered also to the multi-family support centers around the country to be used for the job training of some 100 foreign women married to Korean men so they can get the qualification certificates for jobs. The job training program which kicked off in January is to help the foreign wives to get the jobs in such areas as the bakeries, assistant nurses, nail art, and sowing designers. The credit card company so far helped some 700 foreign women to get the job training since they kicked off the program in 2015.
Officials of the credit card firm said they hope that the job training program would go a long way to help the children of the multi-cultural families grow healthy and the foreign women marred to the Korean men to be economically independent.
They will continue to support them with diverse support programs to solve the problems of the multi-cultural families by eliminating the welfare-program depressed areas around the country always keeping in their minds various social issues such as fine dusts and the poor foreign women to boost their capabilities to be independent economically
KB Card (President Lee Dong-chul) established ‘Data Open Lab’ to combine and analyze various data from private companies and public organizations and to look for Big Data-based business opportunities.
Data Open Lab, which is inside of Tower 8 in Jongno-gu, is a space to combine Big Data from various industries and to strengthen cooperation between universities and industries. Data Open Lab, which looks for new values of data, allows anyone to find new business models through data analysis and convergence.
Twenty-four companies such as KB Card, data companies (Korea Information & Communications Co., NICE Information & Telecommunications, B2EN, and 2E Consulting), and marketing companies (LG Electronics, Hana Tour, and TMON) and universities (Seonggyungwan University, Soongsil University) are participating in Data Open Lab.
Data Open Lab provides research space and various instrument and programs for data analysis and convergence for participating companies and organizations. They can utilize KB Card’s data, data from franchises, and various public data that had been scattered for analysis. KB Card is expected to share information related to data analysis and convergence through cooperation with data analysis experts.
KB Card has also prepared infrastructures and strict regulation standards to obey various laws such as Personal Information Protection Act and to enhance data security. It set up ZeroPCs that do not have Cloud-based desktops and a system that automatically filters personal information.