Helping Children Envision the Future

The Nikon Group assists school enrollment and attendance for children who struggle to go to school due to economic reasons. We support children who live primarily in areas involved in Nikon and Nikon products.

Children Receiving Financial Assistance from Nikon Group 443students
  • 4 Quality education
  • 1 No poverty
  • 2 Zero hunger
The scholarship program in Thailand holds scholarship award ceremonies twice a year, in the spring and fall. The photo here was taken at an awards ceremony in Bangkok in November 2022.

Scholarship Program in Thailand

Nikon and Nikon (Thailand) Co., Ltd. provide scholarships through the Shanti Volunteer Association, an international development NGO, and the Seeker Asia Foundation in Thailand. In fiscal year 2022, Nikon provided scholarships to 150 junior and senior high school students and 20 university students. Our efforts have provided scholarship recipients to a total of 2,747 recipients over 16 years.

Nikon continues to provide support by visiting the junior high schools and homes of scholarship students to understand their lives.

Scholarship Program in Laos

Nikon, Nikon (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and Nikon Lao Co., Ltd. provide scholarships to 100 students every year in Thailand and Laos through Minsai, an international educational NGO. Over the span of nine years, we have provided scholarships to 900 students. Scholarship funds are distributed to students not in cash, but in exchange for items such as uniforms and school supplies needed for school.

Since fiscal year 2013, the Nikon Group in Japan has participated in WFP Walk the World, a charity event organized by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Association.

Cooperation With UN WFP School Meal Assistance

The Nikon Group in Japan cooperates with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in school meal assistance to improve the health of children in developing countries and encourage school attendance. Since fiscal year 2017, we have operated an internal campaign to match donations to the number of actions taken by Nikon employees in support of WFP. As a result of this campaign and other efforts, Nikon donated ¥1,298,186 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in fiscal 2022. This donation was equivalent to 43,273 meals supporting 173 students for one year.

Pick UpPicture Books in the Lao Language

The Nikon Group in Japan participate in the Lao Language Picture Book Project of the specified nonprofit corporation Action with Lao Children (ALC) and conducts volunteer activities with employees. In this project, employee volunteers create Lao language picture books by sticking Lao texts on Japanese picture books and delivering them to school libraries in Laos through ALC.
In Laos, children have limited access to books, and the country generally lacks the number and diversity of books and bookstores found in Japan. Understanding the situation, we launched this activity in the fiscal year 2017 as an educational support program from Japan to Laos, and we have continued these efforts for the past five years. During the fiscal year 2022, a total of 108 employees participated, delivering 272 picture books to Laos.

Picture book created by employee volunteers cutting and pasting Lao translations.