Kim is accompanying her spouse, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, during his three-day state visit to Vietnam.

The South Korean leader arrived in Vietnam on Thursday morning.

Kim visited SOS Children’s Village in Hanoi to take part in the Bike Run program through which bicycles were donated to poor Vietnamese children on Thursday, reported Yonhap.

“These bikes will bring happy memories for students, improve their health, and act as a way of making their dreams come true,” Lee Do Woon, a spokesman for the South Korean president, cited Kim.

Kim also advised the children in the village to try their best and be brave in order to overcome obstacles.

At the event, Kim greeted each of the children and watched them pedal their new bikes.

She said she expected them to be healthy, strong, and helpful people in the future.

South Korean first lady Kim Keon Hee receives a gift from a child. Photo: Yonhap

South Korean First Lady Kim Keon Hee receives a gift from a child in Hanoi, June 22, 2023. Photo: Yonhap

Headquartered at 2 Pham Than Duat Street in Cau Giay District, Hanoi, SOS Children’s Village spans 19,000 square meters.

As of 2019, the village had nurtured over 500 children. Among the disadvantaged, 300 have matured and are enjoying independent lives.

Apart from equipping these children with knowledge, the SOS village also provides training. The village regularly hosts training courses and talent clubs.

Many children have won prizes in drawing and chess contests.

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and his spouse Kim Keon Hee speak with students at the University of Languages and International Studies (the Vietnam National University, Hanoi) on June 22, 2023. Photo: Vietnam News Agency

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and his spouse Kim Keon Hee speak with students at the University of Languages and International Studies under the Vietnam National University-Hanoi, June 22, 2023. Photo: Vietnam News Agency