Asian Children’s Enikki (Illustrated Diaries) Festa
The Mitsubishi Public Affairs Committee, in which Tokio Marine & Nichido is participating, has been sponsoring the Mitsubishi Asian Children’s Enikki Festa since 1990 as an effort to encourage people in Asia to understand each other’s cultures and build a better future together.
The Enikki Festa is an exhibition of illustrated diaries solicited from children in Asia between the ages of 6 and 12. The aim of the exhibition is twofold, specifically, to support literacy education and serve as a platform to foster mutual understanding among children. The Enikki Festa has been presenting the outstanding works of children in Japan and overseas. Some of these works have been turned into learning materials and distributed to participating countries and regions to promote literacy education.
Mitsubishi Asian Children’s Enikki Festa
>Mitsubishi Asian Children’s Enikki Festa
Participating in Room to Read’s Educational Support Program in Developing Countries
In fiscal 2010, Tokio Marine & Nichido participated in the educational support effort led by the international NGO Room to Read. During the three-year period until fiscal 2012, the company donated about USD100,000 annually in India and Bangladesh to provide comprehensive support for impoverished and vulnerable girls to help them attain independent living in the future and offer a study environment for children by opening reading rooms. For girls not attending school for economic reasons or because they are tied to household duties as a result of their parents’ lack of understanding, the program offers financial aid for tuition fees and endeavors to convey the importance of education to their families through home visits. These efforts have allowed girls to continue education, with many achieving excellent performance in their schoolwork to make their dreams a reality. In the last two years (2010 and 2011), the company’s cooperation assisted a total of 557 girls and led to the opening of four reading rooms.
India and Bangladesh are two mangrove planting regions covered under the company’s ongoing Mangrove Planting Project initiated in 1999. Through the Mangrove Planting Project and educational support program, Tokio Marine & Nichido will thus carry out the dual-purpose global social contribution activities of “nurturing both trees and people.”
>International NGO Room to Read