HARI Foundation (HFI), the corporate social responsibility arm of Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI), together with the Haribon Foundation, recently unveiled the third of its fully customized classroom-on-wheels, the HARI EcoVan.
Like its predecessors, the EcoVan is a custom-built, mobile classroom that's geared toward educating the youth on environmental sustainability. Specially configured by Centro Manufacturing Corporation, the personalized Hyundai H-100 van features a closed compartment that can be opened on the side to reveal a small library complete with a wide-screen TV, a built-in audio system, several reading materials, and learning toolkit.
With the first two EcoVans being assigned to the Luzon and Visayas regions, the third unit will be deployed to Mindanao schools "to transport Haribon’s training and education teachers to conduct biodiversity learning sessions." Joining them will be Hyundai college scholars acting as eco-teachers in an effort to expand the reach of the HARI Foundation and Haribon's green advocacy.
"Educating people, especially the youth, on the role everyone must play as stewards of the planet is key to environmental sustainability," said HFI and HARI president Maria Fe Perez-Agudo at the third EcoVan's unveiling ceremony. "These HARI EcoVans follow through HARI Foundation’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."