On September 20, the Seoul Samsung School—a specialized school for the hearing-impaired—announced that RM had made a generous donation of 100 million won (approximately $83,794) to the school for his birthday. The school also revealed that RM had requested that his donation be used for music education.
A representative of the Seoul Samsung School stated, “We received the donation along with his hope that hearing-impaired students would be able to find many ways to enjoy music together. We plan to use [his donation] to expand our students’ music education and performing-arts concerts.”
Principal Shin Rae Bum added, “We will support a wide variety of musical activities for our hearing-impaired students, so that they are able to find happiness through music and gain more social confidence.”