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  • The Hope Expedition ends its 493km journey from Homigot, Pohang in Seoul

  • Integrated News SMG 1927

    The 9th Korea Hope Expedition, which involved 93 university and college students, successfully ended in Seoul Plaza on July 20th with a celebratory ceremony held at 4 pm, with about 200 people including families and staff in attendance.

    The pilgrimage began at Homigot in Pohang, passed through Yeongdeok, Taebaek, Pyeongchang, Yangpyeong and Guri, and finished in Seoul, taking twenty days and covering a distance of 493 kilometers. The participants kept on smiling despite their sunburned faces and blistered feet, bolstered by their sense of achievement. The university and college students walked about 25 kilometers for an average of nine hours each day, raising funds along every kilometer of the journey. A total of 5,700,000 won was raised and subsequently donated to The Korea Heart Foundation for the purpose of helping the poor.

    Seoul Metropolitan Government broadcasts the activities of these ‘active and adventurous youth’ who participated in the pilgrimage on Seoul City international media channels (including Facebook pages and blogs) and English-language websites, as well as in the international press in order to draw global attention to a more ‘hopeful Seoul’.