The First Lady loves children and never passes up a chance to meet withthem. The First Lady oten talks with children in need, people who havebeen marginalized in Korean society, women in lower income bracketsand multicultural amilies who have a tough time integrating into main-stream Korean society. Her bright smile is a clear reminder o how lovinga mother fgure she is.
As part o the celebration o Children’s Day President Lee Myung-Bak and First Lady Kim Yoon-ok welcome children to Cheong Wa Dae on May 5, 2011Having a great time with the children atGibbeumteo, a local children’s center, onSeptember 4, 2009Celebrating a birthday party with children at Hansarang InantFacility, home or severely disabled children, on September 16,2010 Volunteering at a ree ood distribution center on Sep-tember 7, 2011 or senior citizens who live alone beoreChuseok, one o Korea’s major national holidays.Reading and having conversation with frst-yearstudents at Seoul National School or the Blind onJune 9, 2011
“No matter how tough the situation may be,we should never ever give up.Instead, we have to hold onto our hope and shareit with our neighbors.Hope is the most important frst step to happiness.As First Lady, I will do my utmost to help all people harbor hopeand bring them one step closer to happiness.”