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School Build In Africa Under Late Actor Park Yong-ha's Name


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School Build In Africa Under Late Actor Park Yong-ha's Name
The legacy of Hallyu actor Park Yong-ha will live on despite his all too early death. Park shocked the entire nation -- and then some -- by committing suicide last June.

A new school for the children of the Republic of Chad in Africa has been recently established under Park's name. Through "Hope TV", a special documentary revolving around this special school is set to be broadcast October 22nd. The school was set up on September 18th, finally fulfilling Park's wish of helping to shape a brighter future for the children of Chad.

The school's name is Yona School. Yo-na was the name that Park's Japanese fans knew him as. Although Park was a well known actor in Korea, his popularity -- mainly from the hit drama "Winter Sonata" -- was over the top in Japan. The money that made this school possible was the charity funds collected by Park and his Japanese fans last May.

Many of the late actor's closest friends supported the cause. One in particular: actor Park Hee-soon. Park Hee-soon had promised Park Yong-ha that he would go with him to Chad one day. Though Park's life may be over, Park Hee-soon demonstrated that friendship goes beyond the grave, by keeping his promise and establishing the Yona School in Park Yong-ha's place.?Park Hee-soon also helped prepare the institution's very first lesson for the students.

Other singers and actors showed their support by singing the newly written school song. The list included Park Shi-yeon, Park Hyo-shin, Eru, SS501's Kim Hyung-joon, Lynn, FT Island's Lee Jae-jin & Song Seung-hyeon, Song Chae-rim, etc. Jellyfish Entertainment's CEO Hwang Sae-joon took part in the writing of the school song and helped to organize the entire production.

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