HARI Foundation, Inc. (HFI) and Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) has teamed up with local NGO Youth for Sustainable Development Assembly express their one vision to build sustainable climate change resilient nations, one community at a time.
The first to to benefit from this joint venture are some 200 students of Rawang Elementary School of Tanay City. The students are among the first beneficiaries of the Rain Water Harvesting System. An innovation of Prof. Han Moo Young of Seoul National University, it is a filtration method capable of producing and storing potable water from rain gathered in roof gutters.
According to the Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) office of Corporate Social Value, HFI has excellently echoed and implemented in the Philippines the Hyundai CSR vision of responsible corporate citizenship in the international community, particularly in the area of climate change and has engaged HARI stakeholders to work together to ensure a more sustainable future for the Philippines.
Said HFI President Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo, “We stand for relevant and accessible innovation. The launch of the pilot rain water harvesting system excellently addresses the issue of water scarcity in the Philippines in the face of the effects of climate change. But the success of this system depends on the local government and the pilot school's commitment to keep it in tip top shape so that the people may have continued access to potable water. From Tanay, we can multiply the success of this project in the various islands of the country.”