Supporting Children with Schooling
Main initiatives and results in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019
Children receiving financial assistance from the Nikon Group
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 173 junior and senior high school students and university students in the year ended March 31, 2019, bringing the total number of scholarship recipients over 12 years to 1,916. In Laos, we provide scholarships to 100 junior high school students each year, with 500 total recipients over five 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, 2019, we donated 1,006,938 yen, enough for 33,566 school meals.
Pickup ‐ U.N. WFP School Feeding Programme
The Nikon Group support the School Feeding Programme by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). School feeding not only helps to improve children's nutrition and health, they are also believed to lead to improvements in school attendance and academic performance.