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CN Blue Builds a School in Burkina Faso

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2012.04.04 13:08 Mwave Kim, JiYeon Translation Credit : Ju Ahn Lee

CN Blue has undertaken a project to build a school, bearing its name, in Niamadougou village in Burkina Faso and has agreed to provide the yearly operational expenses of the school.

CN Blue will donate a portion of its yearly album sales and concert earnings to the school for its operational expenses, which will allow 100 kindergarten students and 1,000 elementary and middle school students to attend school.

The members also offered their support for the construction of additional classrooms and a cafeteria for the kindergarten, elementary and middle school students.

CN Blue Builds a School in Burkina Faso

As one of the poorest countries in Africa, there are many children in Burkina Faso who can’t attend school because their parents can’t afford to pay the tuition. Many children help support their family by selling in the streets and there have been a growing number of neglected children lately. The violence and exploitation of these abandoned children has emerged as one of the biggest societal problem of Burkina Faso.

CN Blue decided to support the ‘Build a School’ project in order to provide an educational opportunity for the children of Burkina Faso with the hope that they may overcome their unfavorable environment and find better opportunities in the future. The ‘CN Blue School’ was established in March and is already welcoming new students.

A rep from CN Blue’s agency FNC Entertainment met with enews on April 4 and said, “While thinking of ways to repay the huge support and love from its fans, the members of CN Blue got an idea for the ‘Build a School’ project. In the future, we plan to take an active role in sponsoring the neglected children [of Africa].”

Photo credit: Hea Jung Min

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