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Porsche Korea Delivers “Porsche Dream Playground” Official Plaque to Saesol School

  • Thursday, July 23, 2020, 2:31 pm
  • ACROFAN=Jae-Yong Ryu
Porsche Korea (Holger Gerrmann, CEO of Porsche Korea Ltd.) announced on July 22 that it has successfully delivered the official plaque to celebrate the opening of the Porsche Dream Playground at Saesol School in Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province. The ceremony was attended by only a handful of representatives from Porsche Korea, Saesol School, and ChildFund Korea, to take precaution against COVID-19.

Already anticipating its 6th opening, the ‘Porsche Dream Playground’ is one of the projects for Porsche Korea's CSR campaign ‘Porsche Do Dream’ that supports building indoor gyms for chil-dren who do not have adequate space to play after-school, so that they can express their crea-tivity and experience their senses in a playful environment.

With the addition of Saesol School, Porsche Korea has built a total of six indoor playgrounds since the inception of the program in 2017, in one regular and five special needs schools. This year, Porsche Korea has been expanding support for special needs schools that require specialized space for students with a disability, and the Saesol School dream playground will be the second of its kind following the completion of Holt Special School this past May.

The Saesol Porsche Dream Playground, with a total floor area of 72.8㎡(around 22 pyong), 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 developmental disabilities.

In particular, the Dream Playground at Saesol School goes beyond a simple play area as it was designed in conjunction with two existing sensory integration zones that help students develop their senses. It will provide specially designed instruments for sensory development that is dif-ficult for children with developmental disabilities to naturally acquire in their daily lives, and through this, it will support the harmonious development of senses such as language, cognition, and learning skills during play.

Saesol School, home to 197 students, is a publicly operated special needs school for children with developmental disabilities. The school offers phased education from kindergarten to ele-mentary, middle, and high schools. Under the vision of “Joyful School Life and Active Social Par-ticipation,” the school teaches its students to be competent and independent.

Holger Gerrmann, CEO of Porsche Korea stated, “ The Porsche Do Dream campaign was launched to support the dreams of children and teenagers, and with the addition of the 6th Por-sche Dream Playground, we are delighted to see the campaign is achieving meaningful pro-gress," and added, "Porsche Korea will continue to fulfil our social responsibility and hope to help to create a world where anyone can follow their dream.”