Wednesday, June 4, 2014
[News] 2PM Nichkhun And GOT7 BamBam Team Up With Translation App Flitto For Humanitarian Cause In Thailand
JYP Entertainment stars Nichkhun of 2PM and BamBam of GOT7 have teamed up with Flitto and Plan Korea to raise money for the needy Moken children in Thailand.
Nichkhun and BamBam, who both share Thai heritage, uploaded videos to YouTube showing their support for the fund raising initiative and encouraging their fans to make donations as well.
The aim of the project is to help the Moken children who live in poor conditions and lack the opportunity to get a proper education. The Moken tribe live on the west coast of Thailand and are sea wanderers, which limits them on the opportunity to get educated.
The humanitarian project differs from others like it as it is not necessary to spend a single dime in order to help. Through the popular translation app Flitto, points can be earned by doing translations, earning points, and then donating those points to the Moken children's fund.
According to a press release from Flitto regarding the project, the company's founder and CEO Simon Lee says he hopes to bring people who know more than one language together in Flitto to help those who are less able.
Both Nichkhun and BamBam are active members of popular K-Pop boy groups under JYP Entertainment, and while most of their time is spent in South Korea working on and promoting new music, they wanted to find a way to give back and help out those in need in their native land.
Through their short YouTube videos, Fans who help out have the opportunity to make the donations under the name of their favorite idols or their own name.