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Korean Embassy Celebrates Ramadan Iftar with the White Hearts

Fri 29 Mar 2024 | 06:23 PM
Taarek Refaat

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea hosted this year’s Ramadan Iftar event on March 28 at the Ambassador’s residence in Maadi.

Ambassador Kim Yonghyon welcomed long-time friends from the White Hearts, students from the Korean language and literature department of Ainshams University together with the 2024 Egypt-Korea Digital Supporters. The Embassy organized this event to celebrate the sprits of Ramadan, a time of love, caring, peace, and sharing.

The White Hearts, established in El-Mahalla in 2017, aims to revive traditional Egyptian dance and support artistic endeavors for individuals with disabilities. Comprising around 100 determined individuals with remarkable musical abilities and hearts as pure as the name "White Hearts", they are the first team of people of determination to compete globally alongside non-handicapped teams. In 2023, they won the first place at the International Children’s Festival, which drew participants from 48 countries. At the Embassy event, the White Hearts performers showcased traditional Egyptian dances, sharing their talents with the attendees.

Following the heartwarming Iftar, Ambassador Kim expressed his sincere appreciation for the folklore performances and stressed his commitment to fostering friendship and understanding among diverse communities. He reiterated the significance of Ramadan as an opportunity for people to embrace their differences and cultivate bonds of friendship and love that transcend any barriers. Various Korean dishes such as Bulgogi, Kimbap, and Jeon were served alongside local food at the event.

Khalid Kunida, head coach of White Hearts, expressed gratitude to the Ambassador for inviting his team to the Iftar event. He highlighted the team's international achievements, attributed to their diligent training, and expressed anticipation for showcasing their performance to a broader audience.

This marked the second time the Embassy celebrated Ramadan with the White Hearts. The Embassy is excited to continue collaborating with them and looks forward to exploring new areas of cooperation in the future.