The UNICEF campaign aims to raise awareness among young people on the issue of bullying and advise them on how to develop solutions which can end the issue.
Along with other Korean artists, Siwon Choi will join children in Danang to discuss issues relating to violence against children, including bullying, on October 2.
Following this they are also due to attend the “For every child, music” concert which hopes to promote the positive role of learning music in school.
In total, 50 young people will be participating in the concert, including some who suffer from disabilities. The show aims to highlight how music can provide significant opportunities for children to discover a talent and to develop ways to express themselves in different ways.
Joining forces with UNICEF Vietnam, SM Entertainment are working closely with the charity to develop a three-year project named “Growing with Music” with the aim of promoting music education in early childhood education and throughout the education system.
In addition to these activities, Choi Siwon and Jaemin Park will both be attending the UNICEF Youth Talk which will involve the Korean stars listening to students. The event will see young people from Danang share stories about how bullying affects them and their requirements to deal with the issue from their friends, parents, teachers, and the wider community, in order to feel safe.
The aim of the YouthTalk is to inspire young people from across the country to speak about bullying and to find solutions together.
Among the 150 million students globally, half of them aged 13 to 15, report that they have experienced peer-to-peer violence in and around schools.
The recent U-Report survey on violence in Vietnamese schools shows that 38 per cent of those questioned said that they had witnessed bullying in the past 12 months.