Nikon Scholarship Program in Thailand

Since 2007, Nikon Group has operated the Nikon Shanti Scholarship in Thailand, home to Nikon (Thailand) Co., Ltd., a key digital camera production base. Working with the Japanese NGO Shanti Volunteer Association and Thailand's Sikkha Asia Foundation, the scholarship provides funds to support the education of junior and senior high school students and university students from economically disadvantaged households. In the year ended March 31, 2018, scholarship money was provided to 150 junior and senior high school students as well as 25 university students. In the 10 years the scholarship has been in operation, funds have been given to a total of 1,893 students.

Conferral ceremony in Bangkok (June 2017)
Conferral ceremony in Bangkok (June 2017)
Conferral ceremony in Tak (May 2017)

Gift from Nikon Project

Based on our desire to encourage children in their daily lives and studies through photography, since 2013 Nikon has provided new scholarship students each year with framed photos of their family, friends, and other loved ones.
For the purposes of this project, Nikon has donated three digital SLR cameras to the Shanti Volunteer Association. In 2013, Nikon Sales (Thailand) Co., Ltd. provided the staff member from the Sikkha Asia Foundation, a local organization, with photography training. Since that time, they have taken photos of scholarship students with their families and friends and presented each student with framed photos to keep.

A Sikkha Asia Foundation staff member taken photos