Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) is doing its part to give underprivileged Filipinos a shot at a sustainable livelihood.
The official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the Philippines has just inaugurated the Hyundai Dream Center (HDCP)—a world-class training facility put up in partnership with Plan International. The goal? To teach young scholars vehicle maintenance and repair techniques so they can "elevate the level of vocational-technical skills" in the local automotive industry.
The center's launch was attended by representatives from Hyundai Motor Company Asia-Pacific, government officials, as well as the first batch of HDCP scholars.
HARI President and CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo unveiled the center's marker, saying any dream can be achieved as long as different parties put their minds towards working together: "When you dream alone, chances are you will stay dreaming. But when you dream a dream together and pursue it, then that dream becomes a reality. Built on the pillars of commitment, inclusiveness, and human capital, the big idea comes alive before our very own eyes—Hyundai Dream Center Philippines!"
"HDCP symbolizes not just our commitment to contribute to human capital development in the automotive industry, but our dream of improving the lives of Filipinos as well. We are especially proud that our partners could meet the first batch of scholars and witness their progress firsthand," she added.
The event was capped off with the creation of a colorful "mural of handprints," which HARI says represents scholars' dreams and future contribution to the program.