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Porsche Korea Completes the 'Porsche Dream Playground' at Holt Special School

  • Thursday, May 28, 2020, 11:17 am
  • ACROFAN=Jae-Yong Ryu
Porsche Korea (Holger Gerrmann, CEO of Porsche Korea Ltd.) announced on the 28th of May, that a new Porsche Dream Playground has been completed at Holt Special School in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province. The prescheduled completion ceremony was cancelled to help prevent further spread of the COVID-19.

‘Porsche Dream Playground’ is one of the projects for Porsche Korea's CSR campaign ‘Porsche Do Dream’, and is a program that supports building indoor gyms for children who do not have adequate space to play after-school, so that they can express their creativity through play.

With the completion of this 'Porsche Dream Playground', Porsche Korea has built a total of five indoor gyms since its first launch in 2017 in one regular and four special schools. In particular, it has been expanding support for special schools that require specialized space for students with disabilities. Another Dream Playground at Saesol School will be completed in the second half of the year.

The fifth 'Porsche Dream Playground’, with a total floor area of 113 m², allows students to partake in safe physical activities through the remodeled floors and walls, and provides educational equipment and playground rides for the convenience of students with mobility disabilities.

Holt Special School, with a total of 182 students, is a special education institution for children with disabilities under the social welfare corporation, ‘Holt Children's Services (HCS)’. The school offers a variety of specialized education courses, including the Korean Traditional Music Club, Orchestra, and Sports Club, under the goal of 'Holt DREAM’ to help students find and reach their dreams.

Porsche Korea CEO Holger Gerrmann stated, "This contribution is not a one off as Porsche Korea will continue its efforts to contribute more to the Korean society in various areas such as education, culture and environment in line with the core brand value, sustainability.”

Porsche Korea launched ‘Porsche Do Dream’ in 2017 and has continuously carried out social contribution activities that correspond to the brand’s philosophy. Porsche Korea has continuously expanded its budget and contributed a total of 1.149 billion KRW, which includes two indoor gymnasiums as well as 200 million KRW for 10 selected children in various fields of art, music, and physical education in 2017, 300 million KRW for 2018 business maintenance and expansion, and 649 million KRW for the new social contribution program in 2019.