FY2018 - FY2019
Myanmar Activity Report
Contributed to increasing the rate of children's enrollment in advanced schools by utilizing lighting and electricity.
Since April 2018, Panasonic has operated a student dormitory and developed communities mainly in the Baingbin Senna Village of the Ayeyarwady Region with the cooperation of the Association for Rengein Tanjoji International Cooperation (ARTIC).
Toward the goal of making a social impact by achieving sustainable growth in communities, we designed activity processes mainly targeting children. Through the use of electricity supplied from photovoltaic and energy storage systems in the dormitory of the village-run school, students have now become able to study later in the evening. Our efforts yielded positive results including a contribution to increasing the rate of enrollment in advanced schools1 by about 15%.
- Pass rate of the graduation exam
- Schools with fewer teachers and inadequate facilities compared to high schools
Future activities to create more social impacts
In March 2020, we completed our projects in the Baingbin Senna Village of the Ayeyarwady Region, and shifted the focus of our activities to the Tauntolon Village in the same region. Toward the improvement of living standards by utilizing solar storage units, we will continue working with ARTIC and tackle challenges for contributing to the improvement of the educational environment and increasing income through the utilization of electricity.
Our activities will also focus on supporting the development of human resources in Myanmar. We will use a biography of Panasonic's founder Konosuke Matsushita as educational material and providing teachers in training as well as students with opportunities to learn new ways of achieving success.