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Yoo Yeon Seok Donates Proceeds from Book and Photo Exhibition for Education in Ethiopia

Yoo Yeon Seok has donated all proceeds from the sales of ‘DREAM’ book and ‘Ah Yi’ photo exhibition to support educational activities in Ethiopia’s Nono village, KingKong Entertainment announced on Monday, 21 December 2015.

In February 2015, Yoo Yeon Seok took time to visit Ethiopia with World Vision. Subsequently after the visit, he released the ‘DREAM’ book and held ‘Ah Yi’ photo exhibition in August 2015. He mentioned early on that proceeds from both activites will be donated to support the dreams of the Ethiopian children. The dreams that can be supported through overcoming the inequality in environment, as he said himself.

The school-age children in Nono village is known of facing difficulties in pursuing their studies due to harsh environment, poverty, and poor educational facilities. To enhance the educational environment in Nono village, he transforms the donation into classroom chairs and desk, textbook, shoes, sportswear and so on. The donation also goes into buying solar panel system to support school’s electricity supply. With the donation, it is hopeful that the children can read and study without too much obstacles.

We wish the children a brighter future and Yoo Yeon Seok success in his future endeavours. The actor is currently starring on ‘Man Who Walks Through Walls’ musical.

Source: Naver and KingKong Entertainment

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Behind the Scenes Videos from Yeon Seok’s trip in Ethiopia

Early 2014 Yoo Yeon Seok  took the time off from his busy filming schedules to visit a village in Ethiopia for World Vision. He took photos during this trip using Leica camera and released the book “Dreams”. Consequently, selected photos were also showcased in his photo exhibition “AhYi” which ran in the month of August this year.

KKE staff went with him during this eventful trip and they documented everything. Here are the behind the scenes videos posted on their official YouTube channel.





[20140718] Yoo Yeon Seok’s First Photo Exhibit opens on August 1


We all know Yoo Yeon Seok went to Ethiopia early this year together with World Vision Korea. He listened to the dreams of the children. During this trip, he has taken photographs and compiled them into a photobook “Dream” which was published and launched last 13th June.

Finally, the “AhYi” photo exhibition of Yoo Yeon Seok’s works has been confirmed to start on 1st August and lasts until 19th of August. The exhibit will take place at Gallery Illum in Chungmu-ro, Seoul. Proceeds will be donated to support the dreams of the Ethiopian children.

Click here for what this exhibition is all about. So if you are in Seoul, do drop by at the gallery and support the photographer Yoo Yeon Seok.