Hyundai Engineering & Construction (E&C) announced on April 29 that the company has been steadily involving in corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities for local residents of its overseas sites in a bid to make the status as a global construction firm secure.
Hyundai E&C opened “Happy Home School” for children from poor families in the suburb of Soacha in Bogota, Columbia on April 25, and the company held an event called “Light of Hope” to give 1,300 solar powered lanterns for children in Kamuli, a town in South Central Uganda in Africa, on April 21.
The Happy Home School is an after-school classes project in Soacha for children whose parents are too busy making ends meet to educate them in order to improve their educational environment. The project will be completed and will open the first class in September this year.
The Light of Hope was the project to give out lanterns which are produced by 90 new employees of Hyundai E&C in 2015 in cooperation with the Miral Welfare Foundation in February. With handwritten letters from the employees, the lanterns, which could run for more than 10 hours with a charge of four hours, were given to children in Uganda.
Hyundai E&C started overseas CSR activities for the first time in 2011. Since then, the company has been carrying out 18 CSR projects in a total of 13 countries, including the project to construct community centers and repair homes for low-income families in Vietnam, a project to develop drinking water and improve the hygienic environment in Kenya, and a campaign to protect the ecosystem and the environment in Kuwait.