HARI Foundation Inc. (HFI), the corporate social responsibility arm of Hyundai Asia Resources Inc., (Hari), in partnership with Haribon Foundation, said it recently unveiled the fully customized classroom-on-wheels vehicle called the Hari Ecovan. HFI said the project is part of Hyundai’s continuous effort in promoting environmental awareness and biodiversity among students in the Philippines.
HFI said that leading the Hari Ecovan turnover ceremony were HFI President Fe Perez-Agudo and Haribon trustee lawyer Teodulo San Juan Jr., along with Hari legal adviser lawyer Lilia de Guzman, Haribon officer-in-charge Belinda dela Paz and Acer Phils. Human Resources Officer Grace Napi.
HFI said the Hari Ecovan is the country’s first custom-built, mobile classroom that’s geared toward educating the youth on environmental sustainability. Specially configured by Centro Manufacturing Corp., the personalized Hyundai H-100 van features a closed compartment that can be opened at the side to reveal a small library that comes complete with a widescreen TV, a built-in audio system, several reading materials and learning toolkits.
“Educating people, especially the youth, on the role everyone must play as stewards of the planet is key to environmental sustainability,” Agudo said. “These Hari Ecovans follow through HFI’s environmental education advocacies, which centralize on learning and interactive activities that aim to raise responsible eco-citizens, as well as future Filipino climate scientists and innovators who can help mitigate the problems caused by climate change.”
HFI said that while the first two Hari Ecovans were assigned to Luzon and Visayas, a third classroom-on-wheels will be deployed to Mindanao schools.