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Panasonic Risupia Vietnam Celebrates 5 Years in Nurturing The Younger Generation

Press Release   •  Sep 10, 2015 15:37 SGT

[8 September 2015, Hanoi, Vietnam] – Panasonic Vietnam celebrates five years anniversary of Panasonic Risupia Vietnam – the Hanoi based science center founded by Panasonic Corporation with the attendance of representatives from Ministry of Labor, War invalids and Social Affairs, Ministry of Education and Training and Embassy of Japan in Vietnam.

At Panasonic Risupia Vietnam, children can get hand-on science experience not only by playing interesting games but also by participating in different science and eco workshops every weekend. The Center is unique for the utilization and combination between Panasonic’s advanced technologies and fundamental scientific principles which convey into a wonderful world of science. After five years operation, the Center has welcomed nearly 250,000 visitors including 100,000 students and became a frequent and familiar education address for schools, families and visitors.

“At Panasonic, we recognize our social responsibility as to improve the lives of people around the world through our business operations. In Vietnam, over the last few years, Panasonic has implemented various educational programs and donations to bring benefit to over 300,000 people. Among our CSR activities, Panasonic Risupia Vietnam – the science center founded by Panasonic Corporation represented strong commitment of Panasonic in contributing to the development of Vietnam’s young generation” Mr. Eiji Fukumori, General Director, Panasonic Vietnam said.

At the anniversary ceremony, Panasonic Vietnam and National Fund for Children has signed a new donation agreement for the year 2015 with total value of 600 million VND. Approximately 11,000 children in 44 schools and social facilities will benefit from this donation.

Ms Dao Hong Lan, Deputy Minister of Labors, War Invalids & Social Welfare said: “I believe Panasonic’s donations of washing machines, refrigerators, televisions for kindergartens, hospitals, orphanages, centers for disabled children, social humanitarian organizations will improve the living condition for thousands of disadvantaged children.”

In collaboration with National Fund for Children – Ministry of Labor, War invalid and Social Affairs, in 2014, Panasonic Vietnam donated 1000 washing machines to more than 400 schools, social institutes and clinics in the whole country. The new donation announced today will continue with this meaningful project and mark the new round of contribution for the young generation.

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, enterprise solutions and device industries. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates 468 subsidiaries and 94 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.715 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2015. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for its customers. To learn more about Panasonic: http://www.panasonic.com/global

About Panasonic Asia Pacific

Panasonic Asia Pacific provides the whole range of the brand’s products and solutions across the Southeast Asia and Oceania (APAC) region, covering 27 countries including 10 offices in Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Based in Singapore, Panasonic Asia Pacific regional headquarters focuses on creating A Better Life, A Better World by promoting its Business-to-Business portfolio while maintaining solid Business-to-Consumer growth. The region has 40 manufacturing sites, supporting Panasonic’s global production activities in the housing, agriculture, energy solutions, appliances, components and devices sectors.