Kia Motors Corporation has handed over a healthcare centre in the town of Mayuge in eastern Uganda, having funded the build of the facility and its day-to-day management during a start-up phase.
The centre, which provides much-needed medical support in the region, has been renovated and furnished with new medical equipment as part of Kia’s ‘Green Light Project’ initiative – a corporate social responsibility (CSR) programne which aids social mobility and self-sufficiency.
Nigeria and other African countries are expected to benefit in the initiative.
Kia said its Green Light Project is to improve access to healthcare, education and employment for disadvantaged communities in Africa, in particular by helping to establish much-needed facilities.
The programme seeks to improve social mobility and self-sufficiency, and help people challenge and overcome any obstacle. With the establishment of each Green Light Project facility, Kia’s final goal is to hand over full control to a local community.
Kia CSR management team leader Kyehwan Roh said: “Kia has handed over a number of ‘Green Light’ facilities across Africa, with the aim of providing local people an opportunity to build better lives through improved access to healthcare, education and vocational training.”
To support Green Light Project, number of Kia employees from around the world visited one of GLP locations as part of a Green Light Project global employee volunteer group. The group spent 10 days working with local people, completing home-visits and joining educational activities.
Kia plans to continue expanding the Green Light Project to other countries and regions in the future through the cooperation of its global network.