Canon Vietnam Limited Company has built new classrooms and toilets for Phu Lam 2 kindergarten in An Phu village, Phu Lam commune, Tien Du district, the northern province of Bac Ninh as part of its project “Canon Friendship Schools Chain” 2014.

During the handover ceremony on November 1, Canon Vietnam Director Katsuyoshi Soma presented to the school a key as the symbol of friendship between the firm and Phu Lam commune’s people as well as furniture and stationery to support its education.

Principal Do Thi Xuan expressed her gratitude to the company for providing 120 children in An Phu village and surrounding areas with better facilities and learning conditions.

The project “Canon Friendship Schools Chain” aims to foster educational environment for teachers and students living in poor mountainous regions.

It has been supporting 38 schools in 17 northern and central provinces since 2009 by funding the construction of new classrooms, teacher’s rooms, restrooms, hand-washing stations and gifting books, bicycles, beds, cameras, printers and computers to the students.

In September this year, it launched a bicycle donation programme in Bac Giang province, aiming to support outstanding disadvantaged students through the donation of 140 bicycles, worth 154 million VND (7,700 USD) in total.

Under the programme, called “Canon - With you to school”, 100 bikes are to be distributed to four schools participating in the programme for the first time, while the rest will be given to four schools that joined last year.

Canon Vietnam also launched its “Light up the countryside” project, which will oversee the installation of street lights along more than 9 kilometers in disadvantaged areas in Bac Giang. The lighting system, which costs nearly 200 million VND (9,400 USD), will help maintain social security in rural areas.

Since the project commenced in 2013, the company has invested 600 million VND (28,500 USD) in lighting up over 28 km of roads in four districts in Bac Ninh province and two others in Bac Giang province.-VNA