Activities in Each Country
Panasonic is committed to an extensive number of citizenship activities around the world focusing on two key areas: the next generation, and the environment, in addition to providing assistance for disaster relief.
*The content of this page is information updated before September 2010. For latest information, please visit “Panasonic Corporate Citizenship News”.
Eco Educational Project for Student in Thailand
On June 26, 23 employees from 20 Panasonic companies operating in Thailand jointly organized the Eco Education Project for Student at Wat Bang Pleng School.
The activity aimed at promotes Panasonic eco ideas to communities and raise environmental awareness for children at elementary school in the first to six grades.
This activity, we provided 4 education learning groups consist of waste recycle,water conservation, global warming and energy saving for 150 students through education game, training and environmental quiz that student are more involve this activity and also spread the information to their family too.
Under project, we donated waste recycle bin to promoting waste recycle for all students at school.
Kid Witness News
Kid Witness News (KWN) is Panasonic's global hands-on video education program created to encourage middle and high school students to develop valuable cognitive, communication and organizational skills through the use of video. The unique program provides schools with an array of video equipment and offers participants the opportunity to develop selected interests, abilities and creativity through the production of videos.
"Assumption College Sriracha" was the winner in Thailand and also won the KWN Regional Contest 2008 in Malaysia, with the video "Buffaloes in the rice field."
Panasonic schools in Thailand
With the firm belief that education is essential to assure a bright future for the next generation and therefore the country, Panasonic Siew Sales (Thailand) Co., Ltd. is implementing a grass roots strategy to improve primary education in Thailand. In 1991, the company started a project erecting Panasonic school buildings in rural areas throughout the country.
The bold original target of "one school per province" was achieved in 2003, when the construction of a total of 75 elementary schools was completed.
The company also set up the Siew-Matsushita Foundation, with resources of THB 200,000 for each of these schools.
In addition, Panasonic continuously supports maintenance work on the school buildings and provides the schools with equipment such as televisions, video cameras, DVD players, DVD mini systems, flashlights, ceiling fans, and stationery.
This year, Mrs. Maevadi Navapan, Chairman of Panasonic Siew Sales, presented all schools with textbooks and dictionaries for the schools'libraries.
Panasonic Education Support Fund in Thailand
As a responsible member of Thai society, the Panasonic Group in Thailand (20 companies as of 2008) started its "Panasonic Education Support Fund" project.
This project aims to provide lunch to schools in remote areas of Thailand where school lunch provision is inadequate. Local governments provide lunch budgets of only THB10 (approximately JPY28) per student, and sometimes this budget does not cover all students in one school.
The project is conducted jointly by employees of the group and local dealers in each province.
Apart from cash donations to support school lunches, books and other educational materials are also provided to schools every year. Started in 2007, this activity has brought joy to over 1,700 children in 6 provinces in the northeast of Thailand.
Aimed at fostering the future leaders of Asia and promoting mutual understanding between their home countries and Japan, Panasonic has provided a total of 22 scholarships through the Panasonic Scholarship program to Thai students since 2000. The program enables students to pursue master's courses in such fields as science, engineering, bio-technology and information technology at universities in Japan.
Panasonic Contemporary Exhibition
In collaboration with the Fine Arts Department of Silpakorn University, the company has organized and held the Panasonic Contemporary Exhibition at the National Gallery in Thailand eight times over the past eleven years. Besides offering young promising artists a chance to display their art to the general public, the exhibition also aims to promote an understanding of contemporary art. Artworks submitted to the contest are judged and the artists behind the winning masterpieces are awarded scholarships as well as Panasonic products.