Supporting children for future prosperity
[China] Mazda Motor (China) Co.,Ltd. (MCO), Changan Mazda Automobile (Nanjing Company) (CMA)
Support through Exchange and Correspondence
Through the Wheat Field Project Education Foundation, set up as a non-governmental NPO for educational support in China, MCO is supporting children in the Mazda Wheat Seedlings Class. They started offering this class in 2012 with the aim of encouraging "tiny seedlings to grow vigorously into golden wheat fields."
In addition to funding libraries and teacher training, the class allows MCO employees to provide both financial and emotional support to children through the exchange of letters and the gifting of daily supplies.
In July 2018, employee representatives visited the school to participate in the graduation ceremony. They also visited the homes of and spoke with the next students to be supported.
After speaking with them, students commented, "I want to volunteer once I become and adult too," "I'll work hard to get into my dream university," and teachers said, "The students are growing a lot as they enjoy their studies."
In December, MCO sent the children books, writing materials, and sweets, along with letters from the employees. After receiving the presents, the children responded with photos and letters of thanks, deepening their connection.
By the numbers
Duration of program: 7 years (three-year per period)
Total number of students: 140
Supporting Schools Together with Mazda Owners
CMA ask the local government how it can help improve the learning environment for children in the mountainous region. Together with Chinese dealers and customers, CMA is supporting schools. In FY2018, in addition to donating money to repair school buildings and create soccer fields, CMA customers gave the schools new books. Customers participated in the presentation ceremony and had a good time interacting with the local students and teachers.
By the numbers
Duration of program: 4 years