POSCO held the fourth group wedding ceremony for multi-cultural families on October 17 at POSCO Center in association with Gangnam-gu, Seoul.
Started in 2010, the group wedding ceremony for multi-cultural families has been held with 5-6 couples every year, selected among multi-cultural families living in Gangnam-gu through the contest of their own stories. This year, 5 couples (3 Vietnamese and 2 Chinese) were selected.
POSCO and Gangnam-gu supported all the expenses in the course of the wedding ceremony including invitation printing, wedding apparel, banquet reception, honeymoon, and family trip, and also invited the bride’s parents to Korea and gave immigrant wives and their parents a chance to feel that they are precious member of Korean society.
“As two persons from different countries, speaking different languages, met and tied the knot, I’d like to ask you all to understand each other and burst other’s strengths into bloom”, said Vice President Hwang Eunyeon, served as an officiator at this wedding.
After the wedding, the 5 couples went to Jeju Island with their parents from October 17 through 19 for their honeymoon and family trip as well.
Moreover, to help stable settlement of increasing multi-cultural families and to create the social conditions open to many different cultures, POSCO runs ‘Danuri Call Center’ that provides consultation to immigrants by marriage, provides a bilingual lecturer training program to immigrant wives and supoorts special education program for their talented children fluent in both Korean and native languages.