Hanwha Builds Primary School of Hope in Uganda

Students in Muyagu Primary School

[13 April, 2011] Hanwha Group made an incredible contribution to the Muyagu Primary School in Uganda’s Kachonaga region, building seven classrooms, five bathrooms and a house for teachers. Before Hanwha’s support, 500 students at Muyagu Primary School had to study under trees to avoid the rain and teachers had to walk more than seven kilometers each day to come to school due to the lack of teacher’s housing. During the rainy season (March to May and September to November) there were many days when students could not study.

"We are so happy now we can study even in a raining day!"
- students from Muyagu Primary School

Additionally, there were only two bathrooms for all of the students and no clean water to wash or drink. This resulted in students avoiding school.

To improve this educational environment, Hanwha worked with World Vision to build necessary facilities. The governor of Butaleja and the principal of this primary school were deeply touched with Hanwha’s action and expressed sincere gratitude. They promised to provide a good education to the students.

Since 2008, Hanwha has been supporting underdeveloped Africa regions to fulfill its social responsibility as a global company. The company conducted provided development support in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda to improve quality of life for local residents.

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Hanwha Group, founded in 1952, is one of the Top-Ten business enterprises in South Korea and a “FORTUNE Global 500” company. Hanwha Group has more than 85 domestic affiliates and over 380 global networks in three major sectors: manufacturing and construction, finance, and services and leisure. With more than 65 years track record of industrial leadership, Hanwha’s manufacturing and construction businesses encompass a broad range of fields from chemicals & materials, aerospace & mechatronics, total solar energy solutions, and global construction. The finance network, covering insurance, asset management and securities, is the second largest non-bank financial group in South Korea. The services and leisure sector offers premium lifestyle services with retail and resort businesses.

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