Launch of Hyundai Lanka Foundation | Sunday Observer

Launch of Hyundai Lanka Foundation

The Foundation will allocate Rs 10,000 for each Hyundai vehicle sold from month of December
The Foundation will allocate Rs 10,000 for each Hyundai vehicle sold from month of December

Hyundai Lanka Pvt. Ltd, Sri Lanka’s sole authorized importer and distributor of Hyundai vehicles launched Hyundai Lanka Foundation to uplift and empower people through selected charitable organisations.

Established as a subsidiary of Hyundai Lanka, the Hyundai Lanka Foundation will operate with a strong CSR vision to enable people from vulnerable and marginalized communities to achieve their full potential through holistic social and entrepreneurial development with a focus on education, life skills and health.

The Foundation will allocate Rs 10,000 for each Hyundai vehicle sold from December and will channel the funds to a worthy cause or for the betterment of an impoverished community.

As a first initiative, the Foundation has partnered SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka this season and will support the villages by directing funds collected during seasonal transactions for the improvement of the SOS Villages Sri Lanka which is focused on providing a loving home for needy children.

“Although, Sri Lanka is experiencing rapid socio-economic growth, the country continues to be challenged with a large amount of unemployed youth, children and deprived communities, with a need for basic livelihoods. With the establishment of the Foundation, we aim to contribute to mitigate these numbers by collaborating with non government forward thinking organisations to drive our CSR vision in the long term. We are certain that the Foundation will occupy a strong foothold and will help the country’s most pressing issues in the long term,” Hyundai Lanka Pvt Ltd Director Julian Reuter said.

With the support of the Hyundai network, we look forward to reaching out to garner more participation from individuals, organizations, hospitals and other NGOs to join us in our CSR drive to help improve the country and the lives of its people, he said.

“While we are honoured to partner with one of the world’s most renowned

automotive brands, we also recognize and understand the approach of the Hyundai Lanka Foundation to fuel hope for the people of Sri Lanka, which strives to be considerate and compassionate.

We believe that the establishment of the Foundation will not only help to empower children across the country, but will also enable the country to achieve new heights in building a prosperous nation,” SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka National Director Ananda B. Karunarathna said.