LIFE&STYLE

Actor Kil Yong-woo donates to Africa

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Aug 1, 2012 - 20:03
  • Updated : Aug 1, 2012 - 20:03
Kil Yong-woo
Actor Kil Yong-woo, 57, donated the proceeds from his recent photo exhibition to “I Love Africa,” an international relief agency for Africa.

Kil’s photo exhibition, titled “Kil Yong-woo I Love Africa,” was held July 26-27 and raised more than 20 million won ($17,000).

Kil himself took the photos during his week-long volunteer trip to Tanzania in June. There he participated in a relief project called “Sharing Water of Life.” Kil dug 11 wells in three different villages and delivered relief items to children and poor families. He also took students from a school for disabled children on a trip to a national park.

“I was heartbroken by the fact that the Tanzanian people I met were deprived of even the most basic conditions for survival, which are clean water and air. Despite the harsh conditions, the local people were innocent and optimistic,” explained Kil about his decision to donate the profits.

“I plan to continue to participate in relief programs for Africa, and to visit Africa again this fall.”

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