Fuji Xerox and Save the Children Launch the Inaugural “For the Children of Tomorrow” Learning Materials Project in Rural Central and North Vietnam.
First Industry Collaboration that Provides Innovative, Value-based Learning Materials to Local Children with Limited Education Access
Hanoi, Vietnam February 17, 2017 – Fuji Xerox Vietnam Company Limited (Fuji Xerox Vietnam) and Save the Children Vietnam (STC) today launched the inaugural “For the Children of Tomorrow” Learning Materials Project to deliver innovative, value-based learning materials to underprivileged children with limited education living in remote areas of Central and North Vietnam.
FXV Staffs & Van Chan Children with their books
This is the first industry collaboration with Save the Children Vietnam, the world’s leading international non-government organization for children, to resolve education disparity. This project is an expansion of Fuji Xerox’s corporate flagship community engagement program aiming at educating future generations by leveraging the best of our printing technology and the spirit of our people in improving lives in disadvantaged communities across the Asia Pacific.
At Fuji Xerox, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is synonymous with corporate management. CSR values are deeply rooted in the DNA of our culture. Speaking about the project launch, Mr Hiroshi Shimoe, president of Fuji Xerox Vietnam said, “I’m delighted to collaborate with Save the Children to help 2,000 underprivileged local children to take the first step in learning. These children live in mountainous areas in rural cities. Through our project, I hope they can have a head start in learning.”
“This is not a one-time corporate giving, I hope to continue the success of “For the Children of Tomorrow” project in the future,” added Mr Shimoe.
The contents of the book was developed and provided by STC in the Vietnamese language. The reading books are printed using Fuji Xerox’s production printing technology and printed by Bao Ngoc Co. Ltd., one of our business partners.
The learning materials are targeted to cultivate the joy of learning for children aged between 3 to 6 years old. There are 11 different story books in a set. Each book is highly visual and interactive, suited for pre-school learning. These stories teach knowledge of the world we live in and core values such as respect for elderly, cleanliness and honesty. 5,500 of these books will be distributed to schools located in Van Chan District, Yen Bai Province and Tay Giang District, Quang Nam Province.
One of our missions is to achieve lasting change in the lives of children. We are pleased to find a company like Fuji Xerox Vietnam to start a unique community engagement project that can reach out to the most remote places to create reading habits, develop reading skills and Vietnamese vocabulary as well as enhance school readiness among pre-primary children of ethnic minorities. Providing basic early childhood education is vital to empower children to protect themselves against exploitation,” said Ms. Duong Le, project representative from Save the Children Vietnam.
In the event, Fuji Xerox Vietnam was proud to receive in-kind donation from our Channel Business partner. Tan Hong Ha Co. Ltd. provided 01 copier machine and 01 shredder to Van Chan Department of Education. Seeking CSR sponsorship from our business partners has become an integral part of our annual CSR plan so that we could maximize the benefits that we can bring to local community together.
Reading books to the children
The launch event is held in Yen Bai Province; where the event welcomes children at pre-primary and primary education, teachers and parents for a day of fun learning together with Fuji Xerox Vietnam’s employees. Fuji Xerox Vietnam has been actively engaging employees in the community engagement activities since the establishment in 2010, and now expanding these activities to employees in Hanoi (Capital, North Vietnam) and Danang (Central Vietnam). This meets one of the CSR goals which is to enhance employee engagement across our offices in Vietnam and raise their awareness on our commitment in supporting the community as a corporate citizen.
About Fuji Xerox Vietnam
Fuji Xerox Vietnam is a fully owned subsidiary of Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. The Tokyo Headquartered Fuji Xerox Co Ltd. is a joint venture between FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation and Xerox Corporation. The company's diversified business portfolio primarily ranges from office multifunction devices, production services to the most comprehensive software solutions. Fuji Xerox Vietnam proudly meets specialized needs of every business partners, aiming to become a total document solution provider of leading quality and innovation throughout service territory.
In addition to the existing dealer channels, Fuji Xerox Vietnam also offers a full range of quality products to end users through our proactive and competent direct sales force plus excellent on-site service supports.
About Fuji Xerox’s Learning Materials Project
Fuji Xerox’s Learning Material Projects aims to help resolve educational disparity among 100,000 children by 2023 in Asia Pacific region by offering education materials. This multi-stakeholder community partnership approach established a sustainable social contribution system in emerging nations. Fuji Xerox is responsible for the overall management of the initiatives. Utilizing the best of our print technologies, we find like-minded business partners and NGOs to work with us to close the gap on education disparity. The Workbook project was first launched in the Philippines in 2014, and has been expanded to Thailand and Myanmar. In 2017, Vietnam is the 4th country in our Asia Pacific footprint to advance our corporate social responsibility in educating future generations.
About Save the Children Vietnam
Save the Children started operations in Vietnam in 1990, assisting the most disadvantaged children and their families in the central region. We are now operating in 20 provinces, working in the areas of Education, Health and Nutrition, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Youth Development, and Humanitarian Response. In the last decade, Save the Children has supported over 4 million children to get a healthy start in life, receiving better education, and ensuring they were kept safe from violence, neglect, abuse and exploitation. In coming years, Save the Children aims to continue to work with the government and other organizations in addressing these new social challenges.
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