Learning Materials Project Journey in 2019

Learning Materials Project Journey in 2019

Fuji Xerox and Save the Children have been successful with the “For the Children of Tomorrow” Learning Materials Project in Hai Phong and Dong Nai

Hai Phong, Vietnam 13 December 2019 – 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 fourth launch of its Learning Materials Project in Hai Phong and Dong Nai. 

Primary education is critical to breaking the chain of poverty and boosting community development. Achieving universal primary education is also one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (1). However, according to its report on the progress of the Goal, “in 2015, an estimated 617 million children and adolescents of primary and lower secondary school age worldwide – more than 50 per cent – were not achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics. Of these, about two thirds were attending school but were not learning in the classroom or dropped out school”.(2)

In Vietnam, there are still many children who have limited access to education, especially reading materials due to social challenges and living circumstances. Since starting in fiscal year 2016, Fuji Xerox’s Learning Material Project has aimed at assisting disadvantaged children of early age in remote provinces across Vietnam by providing significant amount of reading materials. 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.

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Over the last 3 years, with significant support of Save the Children, the project has delivered 19,500 picture books to 7,500 children across 5 far-flung provinces in Vietnam, adding remarkable values to narrowing educational gaps among children in distant areas of the country. 

 

“Books are friends, teachers and open the world to our eyes. Unquestionably, books play an important role in enriching our experience and sharpening our intellect and it will always be of great value to human beings even when we are in the midst of a significant transformation to Industry 4.0. For reading to become a habit, it should start at an early age. Unfortunately, reading has drawn a special attention recently  


when Vietnam has not appeared on the list of countries with high reading ratio, with an average Vietnamese person only reading an average of 1.1 books per year. With that in mind, Save the Children would especially like to increase the availability and access to reading materials for children, especially those in remote areas, and create an environment in which children as well as parents or caregivers feel encouraged to pursue reading as an regular activity. In such an effort, we are delighted to have been collaborating with Fuji Xerox for the past 4 years to increase reading interest amongst young children, especially disadvantaged children. This year we hope that more children in Hai Phong and Dong Nai will have access to story books thereby forming and nurturing the dream of exploring the world themselves”, said Ms. Le Thi Thuy Duong, SC’s Education Program Manager.

In fiscal year 2019, Fuji Xerox delivered 8,000 books to 3,500 children in Thuy Nguyen District, Hai Phong and Bien Hoa, Dong Nai Province for children aged between 3 to 6 years with the hope of developing their reading skills. 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 15 kindergarten and elementary school libraries, allowing access of teachers, children as well as parents. 


Partnering with Fuji Xerox are D2 Printing who has been the sole printing provider of the project for the past 4 years and KOKUYO Vietnam who provide its high-quality notebooks for children attending the launching events. 



At Fuji Xerox, Corporate Social Responsibility is synonymous with corporate management. Contributing to the advancement of the global community by offering quality reading materials for local children continues to be Fuji Xerox’s key priorities in our social engagement. We hope to make a difference to lives of underprivileged children through our Learning Materials Project and contributing to Fuji Xerox’s commitment in making UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 “Quality Education” a reality.(3)

(1) SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals): is a set of sustainable development goals by 2030 to address global issues faced by the international community, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly held in 2015. The 17 goals and 169 targets include no poverty, equality and justice, good health, quality education, decent work, climate action and the environment.

(2) Source: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg4  

(3) Source: https://assets.fujixerox.co.jp/sites/com/files/2019-11/183dfc5b717376d2d24d9c215ef74589/process_2019.pdf


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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 consolidated subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation with direct sales force covering Japan and the Asia-Pacific region including China. As a 10 billion dollar enterprise, we employ approximately 40,000 people globally, with more than 80 domestic and overseas affiliates / sales subsidiaries.  

Founded in 1962, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. is a leading company in offering smarter ways to work with its document-related solutions and services, as well as with the world-class office multifunction devices, printers and production printers that we develop and manufacture for worldwide distribution.  

Fuji Xerox Vietnam is the No.1 market share in A3 multifunctional devices for 6 consecutive years (2013-2018) and A3 multifunctional devices for 11 consecutive years (2008-2018)
Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker 2018Q4 

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 focuses 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.