(CPV) – In Hanoi, on June 30, Canon Vietnam Co., Ltd (CVN) signed a construction agreement of "Canon friendship school chain 2012” project with 4 districts - Chiem Hoa (Tuyen Quang province), Lac Son (Hoa Binh province), Tan Ky (Nghe An province), and Huong Khe (Ha Tinh province).
The project has been implemented since 2007, aiming to provide children - the country’s next generation with better learning and living conditions. In recent years, Canon has collaborated with many projects financed by the Government and other organizations in eliminating temporary classrooms made of bamboo and replacing them with more spacious, permanent and standard classrooms for mountainous areas.
This year’s kindergartens and primary schools are in downgraded conditions, with overcrowded classrooms and lack of toys and necessary equipments. Pupils from a kindergarten in Huong Thuy commune (Huong Khe district, Ha Tinh province) are now using boat to go to school, facing dangerous situations. With new classrooms, parents are assured that their children can play and study in new spacious and beautiful places; enjoy delicious meals and take full nap at school every day.
Representatives at the signing ceremony. (Photo: Thuy Hang)
When being handed over at the beginning of 2012-2013 school year, CVN will provide these schools with more teaching and learning equipment such as computers, furniture, toys, Canon bookcases and tools...
Within the framework of "Canon friendship school chain" project, CVN this year officially starts the pilot program "Canon – Delighting you to school", in cooperation with Bac Giang Communist Youth Union to provide pupils coming from underprivileged families and living far from school with 100 new bicycles.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Katsuyoshi Soma, CVN General Director, shared: "Children are always at the center of the universe and the future of every nation. If they have good condition in daily life and studying to develop they themselves, the society development can be reached. Being aware of this, our company always put social activities which are children-oriented in the top priority. The project is one of our efforts to support pupils in particular and contribute to the whole Vietnamese society in general".
So far, 31 friendship schools in 16 provinces from the North and the Central have benefited from the project including 68 new classrooms, 2 teachers' rooms, 7 standard toilets, hand-washing areas and 100 new bicycles as well, with a total investment of more than 12 billion VND.
From 2012, the Company will continue to donate teaching and learning equipments such as computers, cameras, printers, furniture, toys, stationeries, double-bed for pupils in the dormitory, desk lamps, Canon bookcases, class maintenance fee, recycle bins.... for four friendship schools of the project: Canon – Tran Yen (Bac Son, Lang Son province), Canon – Xin Cai (Meo Vac, Ha Giang province), Canon – Bet Tray (Cam Thuy, Thanh Hoa province), Canon – Bai Son (Do Luong, Nghe An province)./.