BTS member RM donates $83,000 to hearing-impaired students

To celebrate his birthday, RM donates around 100 million won to the Seoul Samsung School for hearing-impaired students

Rappler.com

Published: 10:29 AM September 21, 2019

Updated: 10:29 AM September 21, 2019

GOOD CAUSE. BTS' RM celebrated his 25th birthday on September 12 by donating to the Samsung Deaf School. Photo from BTS' Facebook page

MANILA, Philippines – BTS leaves no fans behind as RM, group leader of K-pop global sensation BTS, made a donation of 100 million won ($83,744*) to Seoul Samsung School to aid music students with hearing impairments. 

According to a Billboard report, school officials said that RM made the donation on his 25th birthday on September 12. They also shared that his donation was to "help students with hearing difficulties enjoy music through various means."

The Seoul Samsung School, also known as the Samsung Deaf School, offers specialized education for around 120 hearing-impaired students, ranging from kindergartners to high schoolers. 

Also in honor of RM's birthday, charitable fans around the world helped to raise money to plant trees in the forests of Seoul and the Philippines. – Rappler.com

*$1 = KRW 1,194.1