In order to give back to the community, Mitsubishi Motors together with company employees have donated a total of 3 million yen (about Php 1.5 million) in order to build a new classroom building for the Camayse Elementary School in Santa Rita City, Samar. The donation was made from Mitsubishi Motor's STEP Fund, which matches the voluntary donations made by employees with an equivalent contribution from Mitsubishi Motors themselves.
The donation was done in partnership between Mitsubishi Motor STEP funds and World Vision Japan (WVJ), a Japanese NGO in partnership with World Vision (WV) and international Christian relief, development, and advocacy organization, which helped select the Camayse Elementary School as the recipient of the donation. The World Vision Development Foundation (WVDF) a WV partner in the Philippines helped to engage with the local community and carried out the construction of the new building.
"We would like to show our gratitude for the many years of support from Mitsubishi Motors STEP Funds. Thanks to the new, clean, and bright classroom, the learning environment for the Camayse Elementary School has been greatly improved, with the fourth and fifth-grade classes now having dedicated classrooms. Going forward, all of the school's children will be able to go to class in a comfortable and supportive environment," said Yoko Kiyomi, Corporate and Major Donor Unit of WVJ.
Construction of the new classroom began in October 2018 and was completed only this January 2019. An opening ceremony will be held this April with representatives from local authorities, WVDF and Mitsubishi Motors Philippines at the school.
Mitsubishi Motors sees the ASEAN as an important region for the company and will continue to contribute strongly to both economies and support local communities through CSR.