Fuji Xerox and Save the Children continue to launch “For the Children of Tomorrow” Learning Materials Project to Can Tho and Yen Bai province
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 3 December 2018 – Fuji Xerox Vietnam Co. Ltd., (Fuji Xerox Vietnam), Fuji Xerox Hai Phong Co. Ltd., (Fuji Xerox Hai Phong) and Save the Children (SC) today organize the third launch of its three-year Learning Materials Project in Can Tho and Yen Bai province.
As a booming economy, Vietnam has seen sweeping changes over the past two decades since the 1980s’ economic reforms. One of many critical factors that helps the country achieve the economic rise is its significant educational reforms. Providing children with access to education will help prepare a future skilled labor force which will in return further boost the country’s economy. With its efforts to achieve this goal, however, Vietnam still sees many challenges in closing the gap between urban and rural regions.
Starting in fiscal year 2016, the Learning Materials Project is the first collaboration between Fuji Xerox and Save the Children in reducing educational disparity in remote areas of Vietnam, contributing to the country’s educational goal. By using our printing technology to offer educational materials to underprivileged children, Fuji Xerox aim to reduce educational gap among 100,000 children by 2023 in Asia Pacific region.
To date, the Learning Materials Project “For the Children of Tomorrow” has reached out to 4,500 children in rural North, South and Central Vietnam and provide them with access to 12,000 story books which were printed by using Fuji Xerox’s multifunction device. 4 different provinces that are benefited from the program include Yen Bai, Quang Nam, Dien Bien and Tien Giang province.
Aiming at children aged between 3 to 6 years to develop their reading skills and Vietnamese vocabulary, in fiscal year 2018, Fuji Xerox deliver 7,500 books to 3,000 children in Thoi Lai District, Can Tho and Mu Cang Chai District, Yen Bai. The content of the books was provided by SC, translated into Vietnamese by Fuji Xerox Vietnam and printed by D2 Printing using Fuji Xerox’s production printing technology.
There are 11 different story books which are greatly visual and interactive covering a wide range of different educational topics on environmental protection, friendship, cultural diversity and morality, suitable for pre-school learning. The books are to be placed in 18 kindergarten and elementary school libraries, allowing access of teachers, children as well as parents and siblings of children themselves.
Having been working with Fuji Xerox over the last 3 years, Ms. Le Thi Thuy Duong, SC’s Education Program Manager said, “In its operational strategy for 2019-2021, Save the Children International's Education Program will continue its efforts to improve the quality of education for disadvantaged children in Viet Nam in which enhancing literacy skills is one of the prioritized interventions. In addition to improving the learning environment and fostering teachers’ competence through active teaching methods, we believe that providing children with access to books and reading materials will help them develop and maintain reading habits, thereby improving their reading skills and learning outcomes.
“For 3 consecutive years, Fuji Xerox Vietnam has teamed up with Save the Children International to develop and present books for elementary school children in areas with limited access to quality education. This year, we hope that ethnic minority students in Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai and poor children in Thoi Lai, Can Tho will have enjoyable experience reading books that Fuji Xerox ‘s Learning Materials Project offer. We would like to sincerely thank Fuji Xerox for the efforts in bringing positive changes to Vietnamese children during the past 3 years and we hope to continue this journey in the future”, Ms. Duong emphasized.
One of the significant changes this year is that the project observes the first collaboration between Fuji Xerox Vietnam and Fuji Xerox Hai Phong which is one of the largest foreign invested companies in Hai Phong city. With the commitment and contribution of Fuji Xerox Hai Phong to the project, the number of books has increased to benefit more children as well as teachers in the supported areas.
More than 20 Fuji Xerox Vietnam and Fuji Xerox Hai Phong employees attended the event and spent a meaningful time reading and playing exciting games as well as other outdoors activities with the children.
Education for future generation is regarded as one the most important social contribution activities at Fuji Xerox. The Learning Materials Project is Fuji Xerox Vietnam’s flagship educational development and community outreach that provide learning assistance to disadvantaged children. Fuji Xerox Vietnam and Fuji Xerox Hai Phong will continue to work together and alongside with a range of stakeholders to help solve issues through its business operations going forward.
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. As a leading company in the Document Services & Communications field, offering solutions and services to help customers resolve their business challenges, Fuji Xerox’s underlying solutions and services are world-class office multifunction devices, printers and production printers that are developed and manufactured for worldwide distribution. Together with cloud and mobile solutions, Fuji Xerox build an environment of communications that enables customers to access the right information, at the right time, and in the right form, thereby contributing to their valuable communications.
Fuji Xerox Vietnam is the No.1 market share in A3 multifunctional devices for 5 consecutive years (2013-2017) and A3 multifunctional devices for 10 consecutive years (2008-2017)
Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker 2017Q4 (CY2017 Q1-Q4) A3 Laser MFP/SF-DC.)
About Fuji Xerox Hai Phong
Fuji Xerox Hai Phong Co., Ltd. is a 100% Japanese-owned company, a subsidiary of Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
Established at VSIP Hai Phong Industrial Zone on August 17, 2012 with the capital of USD 36 million, Fuji Xerox Hai Phong is one of the largest foreign invested companies in Hai Phong city that specializes in manufacturing and exporting laser printers, digital electronic copiers, laser scanners and related accessories.
Anchored by the Good Company Concept to become a “Strong”, “Kind” and “Interesting” manufacturer, Fuji Xerox Hai Phong strive to introduce the best products to customers and at the same time actively contribute to the development of the society through its community engagement activities.
About Fuji Xerox’s Learning Materials Project
Fuji Xerox’s Learning Materials Project aims to help resolve educational disparity among 100,000 children by 2023 in Asia Pacific region by offering educational materials. This multi-stakeholder community partnership approach establishes a sustainable social contribution system in emerging nations. Fuji Xerox is responsible for the overall management of the initiatives. Utilizing the best of its printing technologies, Fuji Xerox find like-minded business partners and NGOs to work with to close the gap on education disparity. The Learning Materials 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 Asia Pacific footprint to advance the corporate social responsibility in educating future generations.
About Save the Children
Save the Children is one of the leading independent global organizations for children.
It has been operational in Vietnam since 1990 and focus on programs in Education,
Health and Nutrition, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Child Poverty, Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Response.
With the belief that every child deserves a future, Save the Children’s mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.