Kia Builds School in Malawi as Part of Green Light Project
Believing in the value of corporate social responsibility, Kia began the Green Light Project back in 2012. The most recent Green Light activity was the opening of a new Green Light School in Lilongwe, Malawi, in Southeast Africa. This secondary school is meant to increase enrollment rate in the area, which is currently at 30 percent.
Kia will give continued support to this community over the next five years by supporting after-school programs. Ultimately, Kia hopes to see the community become self-reliant after this time period.
Other Green Light projects have seen schools and daycare facilities put up throughout Africa. In addition, Kia has provided buses for transport in less mobile communities to ensure that students can get to school and that those ailing from an illness can get to a medical facility.
Recently, 24 Kia employees also made their way to Tanzania to stay for ten days. During those ten days, the Kia employees helped to construct and renovate a school facility, offered educational activities in school and at home, and provided school bus maintenance training. The volunteers also hosted a sporting event that let the local communities come together, forget their troubles for a little while, and just enjoy the day.
Learn more about the Green Light Project’s endeavors here.