The ceremony was successfully with the attendance of representatives of People’s Committee of the district, Department of Education and Training in Quan Ba district, Ta Van commune People's Committee as well as all the teachers and pupils.

The core purpose of “Canon Friendship School Chain” is to improve studying environment for the pupils – the future master of the country then to make step to nurture human resources for developing nation.

Since 2007, Canon Vietnam has been supporting 99 friendship schools, bringing many new and spacious classrooms for unprivileged pupils in Vietnam. Moreover, every year we also visit, upgrade these schools if necessary and present equipment such as cameras, printers, computers, Canon bookcases, bunk beds for schools in the project.

Delegates cutting the ribbon to inaugurate the project 

This school point locates at Ta Van – a poor & border regional commune of Quan Ba District, the pupils have to cross mountainous roads with full of obstacles to reach the school. Moreover, the infrastructure is lack of many things, the classroom with mud material is small, downgraded, unsafe and lack of light.

Understanding its situation, Canon Vietnam and Vemba5 Charity Fund, Ella Charity Fund built three new classrooms for the school point and sanitary building as well.

Declaring at the ceremony, Mr. Sawa Shunji – General Director of Canon Vietnam Co., Ltd. shared: “Canon is originated from “Kwanon” in Chinese with the symbol of Bodisattva with a thousand of hands & eyes who always save people. Taking brand as Canon, we expect to bring the really useful products to everyone. Accompanying with us is Kyosei philosophy – Living and working for Living and working for a common good. Therefore, besides production operation, we have been implementing many projects with expectation to contribute to the development of society in general and education in particular. The “Canon friendship school chain” Project today that builds new school, improves classroom as well as supports educational equipment for students and teachers in mountainous and remote area also has this meaning.”

The sponsors presenting gifts to students of the school 

Besides the school handover, Canon Vietnam presented 60 gift sets including books, comics, stationeries for children. Vemba 5 Charity Fund, Ella Charity also gave pupils and school many meaningful presents.

With the concern from Canon Vietnam and these Charity Funds, on behalf of the school managing board, the teachers and the children, the school headmaster expressed thank you to all sponsors. The work has important meaning, creates better condition for all the pupils and teachers as well as reduces difficulties for each family of concerning their children’s study. The support and gifts from the company are encouragement for all pupils and teachers to get more achievements in the future.

“Canon Friendship School Chain” project once again affirms Canon's long-term strategic commitment in Vietnam as well as the Kyosei philosophy - Living and working for a common good that Canon has pursued.

Canon Vietnam hopes that with the efforts of company also the encouragement from Vietnam government and local authorities, the social contribution activities will be expanded widely, achieve more effective results for Vietnam education in particular, and Vietnam society development in general. Besides that, the project always hopes to receive the support and cooperation from the community, volunteers to bring meaningful activities to poor children in the whole country.

Song Anh