Fuji Xerox Co. Ltd aims to resolve educational disparity among children in emerging countries in the Asia Pacific region where it conducts its businesses, by providing learning materials to them.
According to the document solutions provider’s media statement, Fuji Xerox seeks sponsors to offer contents of the learning materials for free, as well as financial sponsors to cover the printing and distribution costs. Thereafter, local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) distribute these materials to the children to support them in their studies.
Starting with the Philippines, the learning materials will be provided to approximately 400 children in a disadvantaged area near Manila. Fuji Xerox will also be launching this project in other countries such as Thailand and Vietnam. In its media statement, the company said that it hopes to increase the number of children being supported to 100,000 within 10 years.
In this particular project, Japan-based educational company Gakken Holdings Co. Ltd, has provided English language self-learning contents. The materials were then printed by Fuji Xerox production printers and delivered to children in several Gawad Kalinga villages in Bulacan Province by a local NGO.
To date, the company has been continuously making social contributions, such as offering support to product large font textbooks for visually impaired pupils and students. Besides that, its Fuji Xerox Setsutaro Kobayashi Memorial Fund also offers academic research grants for research projects in the humanities and social sciences conducted in the Asia Pacific region.
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