[Sponsored Report] Hyundai E&C volunteers overseas
In addition to its local help, the company reached out to the needy outside the country. From 2011, the company has conducted 15 projects in eight countries including Columbia, Vietnam, Kenya, the Philippines, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh and Mozambique.
Hyundai E&C strives to provide sustainable help in Vietnam. It built a community center in Thai Binh, where local residents gather and discuss the community’s issues. The center, completed last August, provides a classroom for five government staff members and 32 residents to learn about financial independence.
The company also formed a global volunteer corps with university students. Twenty-three members visited Karaganda in Kazakhstan and helped to build an education center. The center is now used to train teachers and teach local children. The volunteer group also served local people by teaching them Korean and amusing them with traditional Korean performances. They also delivered food and first aid to those who were in need.
The company’s endeavors to build safer communities continued to Africa. Last year, employees raised money to provide fresh water to Tana River County in Kenya. The county is located on a stretch of dry land and disputes often break out over scarce water. Many children miss school to get water for their family. The company decided to help bring peace to the area by building two schools and a well. “In more countries with more activities, we will impress people who come to know our name,” said a Hyundai E&C official.
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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