Supporting Children with Schooling

Main initiatives and results in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020

Children Receiving Financial Assistance from the Nikon Group

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The Nikon Group has been working to assist children with school enrollment and attendance who find it difficult to go to school for economic reasons, primarily in regions involved in our products.
Going forward, the Nikon Group will continue these initiatives in the hope that going to school will inspire children to create their own visions for the future.

Three companies, Nikon, Nikon (Thailand) Co., Ltd., and Nikon Lao Co., Ltd., provide scholarships in Thailand and Laos through international education NGOs. In Thailand, we provided scholarships for 172 junior and senior high school students and university students in the year ended March 31, 2020, bringing the total number of scholarship recipients over 13 years to 2,237. In Laos, we provide scholarships to 100 junior high school students each year, with 600 total recipients over six years.In addition, the Nikon Group provides support for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) school feeding. In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, we donated 1,020,100 yen, enough for 34,003 school meals.

4 Quality education 1 No poverty 2 Zero hunger
Scholarships in Thailand are provided through Shanti Volunteer Association in Japan and Sikkha Asia Foundation in Thailand. There are local visits every June to interact with scholarship recipients.
Scholarships in Thailand are provided through Shanti Volunteer Association in Japan and Sikkha Asia Foundation in Thailand. There are local visits every June to interact with scholarship recipients.
Scholarships in Laos are provided through the Education for Development Fund (EDF)-JAPAN and EDF-Lao, an NGO in Laos. The scholarship students receive regular home visits when Nikon conducts its site tours.
Scholarships in Laos are provided through the Education for Development Fund (EDF)-JAPAN and EDF-Lao, an NGO in Laos. The scholarship students receive regular home visits when Nikon conducts its site tours.
Every year, the Nikon Group employees in Japan participate in Walk the World, a charity event organized by the Japan Association for the World Food Programme. 197 employees and family members participated in the event in May 2019.
Every year, the Nikon Group employees in Japan participate in Walk the World, a charity event organized by the Japan Association for the World Food Programme. 197 employees and family members participated in the event in May 2019.

Pickup ‐ U.N. WFP School Feeding Programme

The Nikon Group support the School Feeding Programme by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). School meals not only help to improve children's nutrition and health, they are also believed to lead to improvements in school attendance and academic performance. Every year since 2013, Nikon had participated in the “Walk the World” charity event organized by the Japan Association for the World Food Programme. While continuing our participation in this charity event, in 2019 we launched an in-house campaign to expand our support for the WFP School Feeding Programme. In the future, the Nikon Group will continue to support children’s learning in this way.

As part of the Nikon Group's campaign to support the WFP School Feeding Programme, starting from April 2019 the employee cafeterias at all Nikon Corporation facilities in Japan, and at Tochigi Nikon Corporation and Sendai Nikon Corporation, have been providing menu items linked to this initiative on a regular basis. Nikon makes corresponding donations to the Japan Association for the World Food Programme based on the quantity of these menu items purchased by employees.
As part of the Nikon Group's campaign to support the WFP School Feeding Programme, starting from April 2019 the employee cafeterias at all Nikon Corporation facilities in Japan, and at Tochigi Nikon Corporation and Sendai Nikon Corporation, have been providing menu items linked to this initiative on a regular basis. Nikon makes corresponding donations to the Japan Association for the World Food Programme based on the quantity of these menu items purchased by employees.