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Transgender Singer to Open Orphanage

By Park Si-soo
Staff Reporter

A transgender entertainer unveiled her dream of running a social welfare facility in the near future.

The well-known singer Ha Ri-su, 32, plans to build an orphanage in a rural area to nurture abandoned children and those reeling from financial hardship.

She recently purchased 3,300-square-meter-scale land in Janghowon, Gyeonggi Province, and has studied to win a license regarding community service.

''Running an orphanage has been one of my long-cherished dreams,'' Ha said. ''My husband and mother-in-law, both of whom love to take care of children, also agreed on the plan. Now they support me enthusiastically.'' The celebrity also plans to adopt four children in two years.

Her father, who served as a public servant, is also has a keen supporter of community service. He established a charity named ''Chongsong'' while in office. Ha Ri-su's mother has also contributed to various community services visiting facilities for orphans, abandoned children and the handicapped.

Ha recently returned to the after 14 months with her digital single album made in cooperation with her spouse Mickey Jung.

pss@koreatimes.co.kr
By Park Si-soo
Staff Reporter

A transgender entertainer unveiled her dream of running a social welfare facility in the near future.

The well-known singer Ha Ri-su, 32, plans to build an orphanage in a rural area to nurture abandoned children and those reeling from financial hardship.

She recently purchased 3,300-square-meter-scale land in Janghowon, Gyeonggi Province, and has studied to win a license regarding community service.

''Running an orphanage has been one of my long-cherished dreams,'' Ha said. ''My husband and mother-in-law, both of whom love to take care of children, also agreed on the plan. Now they support me enthusiastically.'' The celebrity also plans to adopt four children in two years.

Her father, who served as a public servant, is also has a keen supporter of community service. He established a charity named ''Chongsong'' while in office. Ha Ri-su's mother has also contributed to various community services visiting facilities for orphans, abandoned children and the handicapped.

Ha recently returned to the after 14 months with her digital single album made in cooperation with her spouse Mickey Jung.

pss@koreatimes.co.kr
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