l POSCO to promote a new program, “Hope Dream,” to support customized assist devices and gear for disabled athletes
l Applications to be received through the POSCO 1% Foundation website from June 15 to 26
POSCO 1% Foundation (Chairman Jeong-Woo Choi) is promoting a new project called Hope Dream to support customized auxiliary equipment and gear for disabled athletes in Pohang and Gwangyang.
The Hope Dream program aims to support professional disabled athletes who are striving to achieve results despite unfavorable circumstances and discover outstanding athletes. The supports include specialized sports wheelchairs and devices customized for group sports such as *Hangung, *Sjoelen, and *Lawn bowls.
This program was established as an individual program following excellent performance from disabled athletes who received support through POSCO’s ‘Wings of Hope’ program, which launched in 2019. An athlete broke the Korean record at the National Para Games with sports devices provided by POSCO. By establishing this program, POSCO plans to expand its support for disabled athletes.
Application for the Hope Dream program must be handed in between June 15 and June 26. Applicants are to download the application form from the POSCO 1% Foundation (www.poscofoundation.org) and submit it via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). The final selection will be made based on documents and a visiting inspection.
Established in 2013, POSCO 1% Foundation has been implementing various contribution activities that focalize on supporting the future generation, the disabled, and multicultural families. The foundation operates on a matching fund donated by POSCO employees — one percent of the monthly pay — under the slogan, “1% Sharing for a Better World.” This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, and POSCO plans to contribute high tech support devices to the men of national merit who participated in the Korean War. POSCO is also focusing on carrying out other meaningful programs, including the popularization of disabled artists.