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K-Pop Idol Junho Reunites with Ethiopian Child He’s Been Sponsoring for 8 Years at ‘6K for Water’

After years of overseas sponsorship, 2PM’s Junho, whose full name is Lee Jun-ho, has finally been reunited with Felmeta, the child he has been sponsoring from Ethiopia since 2010.

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The two were reunited unexpectedly during the “2018 Global 6K for Water” run at the Ttukseom Han River Park in Seoul, South Korea on Nov. 3, All K-pop reported.



 

Felmeta reportedly flew to South Korea to meet Junho again since their first meeting in 2012 when the K-pop star visited Ethiopia, according to Korean news outlet MDaily.



 

Not only did he express appreciation to the artist, but Felmeta also participated in the marathon alongside Junho.

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Image World Vision via MDaily

I am overwhelmed at how I was able to participate with the child I’m sponsoring at a meaningful event aiming to gift clean water to Africa,” Junho said, as translated by All K-pop.

Image World Vision via MDaily

“I’m touched to see that the child I’m sponsoring has grown up so healthily. I hope many will participate in the donation for African children who has trouble obtaining clean water.”

Image World Vision via MDaily

Junho, along with thousands of participants, ran 6 kilometers (3.7 miles), which is the average distance that African children walk every day to obtain water, said in the report.

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