News Release 2010

Special Contribution Activities by the Toyota Boshoku Management Committee Collaboration in the Construction of Primary School Building in Thailand

Collaboration in the Construction of Primary School Building in Thailand

Toyota Boshoku Corporation’s Management Committee(1) (Headquarters: Kariya City, Aichi, Japan; President: Shuhei Toyoda) collaborated in the construction of a new building for the ‘Ban Koop primary school’ in eastern Thailand as part of its social contribution activities.

On 3rd December (Friday), a completion ceremony was held at the new building, and in total there were 650 people in attendance. Attendees included primary school students and other people involved with schools in this district, people involved with a local NGO, members of the Toyota Boshoku Management Committee, representatives from Toyota Boshoku Asia (Toyota Boshoku group’s Asia & Oceania regional management company), and many other people from the region. During the ceremony, Mr. Makoto Yamakoshi, the Chairman of the Toyota Boshoku Management Committee, stated, “We sincerely hope that all the students here will study hard in this better environment and will flourish in the society”. Additionally, the Toyota Boshoku Management Committee and Toyota Boshoku Asia gave gifts, respectively, of sports clothing and sporting goods, and the site overflowed with the happy, smiling faces of the children.

In the ASEAN region, there is an actual situation of children being unable to receive safe and suitable basic education, due to dilapidated buildings and a lack of facilities. The Toyota Boshoku Management Committee, in cooperation with the international NGO group Plan Japan (2), has actively supported repairs and new building construction for the primary schools that face these problems. Activities began in fiscal year 2006 and are now in their 5th cycle. Activities have been taken primarily in regions where Toyota Boshoku has local operations in Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

Toyota Boshoku, in response to regional issues, will expand its social contribution activities on a global scale to promote the development of society, and promote corporate growth while fulfilling our responsibilities as a good corporate citizen.

(1) 494 members. A voluntary organization of Grade 3 managerial class personnel in Toyota Boshoku. This organization puts emphasis on global activities that contribute to society, helping construction of elementary schools abroad, as well as carrying out a number of volunteer activities such as cleaning local areas, and managing local welfare events in Japan.

(2) The Japan office of Plan International (International Headquarters: England), established in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, Japan, in 1983. Plan International was established in 1937 as an NGO that promotes child-centered community development. At present its activities are spread throughout 65 countries worldwide, providing assistance in 48 countries by 20 supporting countries.

< Outline of the construction of the school building >

(1) Primary School Ban Koop primary school
(2) Address Nam Kliang District, Srisaket Province in eastern Thailand
(3) Number of students 560
(4) Contents Donation of about 2 million yen towards construction costs of a 4-classroom school building. (One of the 3 existing buildings was completely rebuilt.)

The happy faces of the children with gifts and 
Toyota Boshoku Management Committee
members in front of the completed primary school

Children and Toyota Boshoku Management 
Committee members visiting the completed 
school building

Children and Toyota Boshoku Management 
Committee members planting memorial tree of 
new school building completion