Social Contribution Activities (FY2018 initiatives)
Meidensha Manufacturing Classes: Teaching children about the Joy of Manufacturing
Since fiscal 2007, which was our 110th anniversary, we have held Meidensha Manufacturing Classes at elementary schools located nearby each of our sites, including Hosui Elementary School. Through these Manufacturing Classes, we will enable children to experience the joy of manufacturing by having them assemble and operate toys that incorporate motors by themselves. In fiscal 2018, we held the first Manufacturing Class at Iwakuni Elementary School, which was attended by the founder, Hosui Shigemune.
Supporting the Cultural Exchange Project Conducted by Japanese and Thai Elementary Schools
We support cultural exchange between children at Hosui Elementary School in Shinagawa-ku, which was established at the behest of the founder, Hosui Shigemune and recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, and Mae Cam's Baan Thung Yao Primary School in Northern Thailand, to which we donated school buildings in 2017 as one of Meidensha’s 120th Anniversary Projects.
We held visiting lectures to learn about other cultures and we helped children, who carry the hopes of the future, feel the importance of coming into contact with other cultures by donating tools using the bell mark, and exchanging video letters and pictures between the schools.
Workplace Visits and Visiting Science Lectures for Junior High Schools Nearby Our Sites
At each of our sites, we actively encourage workplace visits by local junior high school students and conduct explanations of corporate initiatives, observations of facilities, and question and answer sessions with employees, etc., as part of children’s career education.
Furthermore, since fiscal 2017 we have held visiting lectures entitled “how does electricity reach us?” for second-year junior high school students in the areas around our sites, through which children can learn about the importance of electricity through experience.
Endowed Courses at Thai and Indian Universities
The Meiden Group conducts endowed courses at overseas universities in Thailand and India, which began as one of our 120th Anniversary Projects. We have rolled out a unique curriculum at the Ladkrabang Campus of Thailand’s King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology and India’s NBKR Institute of Science & Technology in order to develop future engineers.
Environmental Beautification Activities at sites Around Japan
The Meiden Group engages in environmental beautification activities such as cleaning up litter and weeding at sites around Japan on a day-to-day basis, in order to coexist with local communities. Local residents value the contributions we have made over many years, and these beautification activities also contribute to a sense of social contribution and foster a sense of community amongst employees.