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Kia funds classroom projects

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. Randy Jackson, KMMG’s vice president of human resources and administration (left); Dr. Kelli Hodge, superintendent of Chambers County Schools (back, right); and Sheree Core, principal of Eastside Elementary School (back, center); are shown with Eastside Elementary School students and teachers that had classroom projects fully funded thanks to KMMG’s partnership with DonorsChoose.org.
. Randy Jackson, KMMG’s vice president of human resources and administration (left); Dr. Kelli Hodge, superintendent of Chambers County Schools (back, right); and Sheree Core, principal of Eastside Elementary School (back, center); are shown with Eastside Elementary School students and teachers that had classroom projects fully funded thanks to KMMG’s partnership with DonorsChoose.org.

Thanks to the partnership between Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) and DonorsChoose.org, hundreds of students in Chambers County are among the more than 56,000 students overall who have had classroom projects funded through KMMG’s $75,000 contribution.

Through this partnership, KMMG team members were able to allocate the company’s contribution to projects in classrooms important to them with a number of the contributions going to classrooms impacting more than 1,700 students in LaFayette, Valley, Lanett and Five Points.

Randy Jackson, KMMG’s vice president of human resources and administration, visited with students at Eastside Elementary School and J.P. Powell Middle School in LaFayette recently and was impressed with the enthusiasm he saw for the project.

“The students, teachers and administrators were so grateful to have these projects fully funded,” Jackson said. “This partnership has been very rewarding for KMMG and our team members who have helped allocate funds to projects important to them and their children.”

Items received in the classrooms throughout Chambers County range from iPads to science kits introducing students to forensics.

“The laptop purchased made small group instruction time so much more meaningful to my students,” said Ms. Trina Green a second grade teacher at Eastside. “They now have the opportunity to perform hands-on activities with phonics, fluency and math. It also allows me to re-teach PowerPoint, lessons, etc. one-on-one. My students have become more computer savvy while they are learning.”

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) is the first manufacturing site in North America for Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, Korea. With an annual capacity of 360,000 units, KMMG is located on 2,200 acres in West Point, Georgia, and began mass production on Nov. 16, 2009. KMMG is home to the Sorento CUV and the Optima mid-size sedan, two of the brand’s top selling models in the U.S.

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