Hyundai brings youth volunteers to PH

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 13 2011 05:22 PM | Updated as of Jan 14 2011 07:26 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Hyundai Motor Company is bringing volunteer students from South Korea to help in nation-building programs here.

Called the “Happy Move Global Youth Volunteers Program,” the firm aims to implement community development projects, public facilities renovation and house building, as well as medical services and hygiene education.

The program is part of the firm’s corporate social responsibility. It aims to foster societal transformation in order that the youth, who are the leaders of tomorrow, will be more sensitive to others’ needs.

It is now in its 4th year of implementation, but the first time to be brought here.

For this year, the firm will bring in 60 student volunteers for a two-weeklong nation-building initiative in 2 areas in Barangay Malinta, Valenzuela City.

This is in tandem with its official distributor in the country, Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc.

In Pinalagad Village, the program aims to build 10 houses for the most underprivileged families and renovate and extend the toilets of Pinalagad Elementary School, as well as conduct a hygiene awareness educational campaign for the students.

For Dulong Tangke Village, volunteers will build a cement access road to the village and install public toilets to promote a more hygienic environment.

Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Co. has grown into the Hyundai Motor Group which has ranked as the world’s fifth-largest automaker since 2007 and includes more than 2 dozen auto-related subsidiaries and affiliates.