- Dental Trailer – Citizen Smile Campaign
- HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
- Here, we introduce the Citizen Smile Campaign of Hyundai Motor Brazil (HMB),
a company that strives to create healthy communities beyond simple economic coexistence with local communities.
Mobile Dental Clinic:‘Citizen Smile’ In addition to long-term partnerships with stakeholders, HMB has a strong interest in the safety and health of local residents. HMB operates a portable dental clinic called the Citizen Smile to improve the quality of life for residents near Piracicaba. HMB confirmed in 2014 that there are many children in need of dental services among the residents near Piracicaba, and in cooperation with Korean partner companies and Piracicaba Metal Workers Union (STMP) and local auto parts companies, is conducting the Sorriso Cidadão ‘Citizen Smile’ campaign, a mobile dental clinic that visits public schools and institutions in Piracicaba to help children who need dental care. The clinic also visits and provides dental health care to families in marginalized communities. HMB and STMP have been providing healthcare services to more than 45,000 people in more than 100 public schools and institutions since June 2014 through the Citizen Smile campaign, and will continue to do so in the future.
- Mobile Library
- KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
- The Mexico plant has been conducting library remodeling, language education, and reading
education at nearby elementary schools, and operates a mobile library program using Kia vehicles.
The Neighborhood Library that Visits Every Week Kia Motors Corporation Mexico plant in the Pesqueria region is expanding its mobile library business. First of all, the Green Light Project (GLP) Center in the city center of Pesqueria will normalize operation of the library through the remodeling of libraries in schools. In addition, as a digital system, the mobile library’s books and visiting students are managed digitally, and it travels to four villages a week, making it a bona fide mobility program. Moreover, we utilize the expertise of NGOs to provide after-school language and reading education as well as artistic activities.
- Environmental Improvement and Child Education Support Program
- HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
- In collaboration with Good Neighbors, Hyundai Motor Company is enhancing
local environments and its children’s education project in Valparaiso, Chile.
From Waste Dump to the Most Beautiful Paradise City Valparaiso means the “stairway to heaven.” It is a beautiful port city and was listed as a UNESCO World Culture Heritage site. However, today the city suffers from a serious environmental pollution and sanitation problem as it produces 100,000 tons of waste annually from 170 waste landfills. The city also suffers from extreme economic inequality that has created an imbalance in children’s education. In order to solve this problem, Hyundai Motor Company donated two recyclable waste collection trucks equipped with a plastic and waste paper compressor and is helping the residents and children to collect waste themselves and make profits from the process. In this way, the program can enhance the environment while raising funds for the cause. Meanwhile, an environmental education center has been built to provide local children with environmental education and promote children’s rights.
Competition for Best Waste Collector Since last September, Hyundai Motor Company’s recycling truck went on a tour of schools in Valparaiso to collect recyclable waste. The recyclable waste collected by them will be sold under various product categories and the funds raised from sales will be used for improving schools. As part of this program, HMC held the Reciclaton-Recycling Contest in collaboration with Good Neighbors. The purpose of the contest is to encourage children to learn how to separate waste. Children separate household waste, then HMC visits their house to collect the waste accumulated and gives rewards to the school that has sorted the most waste, taking the number of students into account. The contest began in April and more than 19,000 children from 50 schools are expected join the contest. We hope that children’s enhanced awareness of the recycling process obtained from the contest will contribute to a cleaner environment in Valparaiso.