Support for the Leaders of Tomorrow
To escape poverty and generate self-reliant economic development, we believe it is essential for countries to have an adequate primary education infrastructure.
In many developing nations, however, there are not enough schools, and many students are exposed to the heat and swirling dust or in cramped classrooms. To improve this situation, Sumitomo Chemical wants to put the revenues it receives from its Olyset™ Net business to good use. As a result, it has teamed up with the NPOs World Vision Japan and Plan Japan to support 18 projects (as of March 2016) in 11 countries such as Tanzania, Kenya and Ghana. The projects include the construction of elementary schools, junior high schools, school lunch facilities, and housing for teachers as well as the provision of education materials, sometimes in partnership with other companies.
Sumitomo Chemical will continue its long-term support for education so that more children can have access to a better education.