South Korean Singer, Kim Jang Hoon arrived in Juba yesterday to perform at the Peace Concert for South Sudan.
The Peace Concert will be held on 9th April, Kim Jang Hoon appearing alsongide popular South Sudanese musician Emmanuel Kembe and the Yoruba Traditional dancers, which will be an epoch-making event for South Sudanese young people to deliver their cherished desire for peace to the international community and all stakeholders of the South Sudan peace process.
Talking to journalists at the Juba International airport upon his arrival, his first visit to the South Sudanese capital, Kim Jang Hoon said that he would do all he could in order for the South Sudanese people to live in peace and harmony through his songs.
The world famous Korean singer is well known to the international community as a small Bill Gates of Korea, donating most of his income to assist poverty stricken children and youths in Asia and Africa in the field of education and sporting activities.
As a first start-up project, Kim invited 18 professional coaches of nine different sports, namely volleyball, basketball, football, judo, Taekwondo, athletics, table tennis, boxing and handball, to South Korea for scientific training for a period of one month. He did not hesitate to donate several hundred thousands of dollars required for the program.
Kim said that he has learned about the South Sudanese situation, especially that of young people suffering as the settlement of peace is being delayed. He made up his mind to come to South Sudan and meet the young people and give them hope and courage with his songs together with South Sudan singers, he said.
“Peace will come but is not coming easily. We want to sing and dance together with South Sudanese young people, this echo will reach all corners of the country,” Kim concluded.