Sound Development of the Next Generation Education

School Construction Support Project in Vietnam (2010 - 2012)

In Hue city of Vietnam, there is still a shortage of schools for the local children. At most schools, students can only study for half the day, either in the morning or afternoon. Starting from 2010, we carried out a three-year program to support the construction of schools in Vietnam. The project built 30 two-storey schools where students can now safely study even during floods and Hue's rainy season.

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School Opening Ceremony

A school opening ceremony was held in Hue Province of Vietnam in March 2012. In the morning, a mini-concert by Ms. Yuki and Ms. Yasuda was held and the children sang and danced along with them. In the afternoon, local children enjoyed soccer, gymnastics, and origami, and met and talked with the 73 volunteers from Japan.

School Opening Ceremony in Vietnam
  • Old school building
    Old school building
  • AEON Lotus School, opened in March 2012
    AEON Lotus School, opened in March 2012
school opening ceremony
  • Ms. Yuki and Ms. Yasuda at the ceremony
    Ms. Yuki and Ms. Yasuda at the ceremony
  • Vietnamese children's performance
    Vietnamese children's performance
Exchange activities with Japanese participants
  • Vietnamese children enjoying origami
    Vietnamese children enjoying origami
  • Participants from Japan teaching Vietnamese children Karate
    Participants from Japan teaching Vietnamese children Karate
  • Children learning from a Japanese Olympic gold medalist how to do rythmic gymnastics
    Children learning from a Japanese Olympic gold medalist how to do rythmic gymnastics
  • Children being taught by a project member how to do rythmic gymnastics
    Children being taught by a project member how to do rythmic gymnastics
  • Children enjoying making soap bubbles with Japanese participants
    Children enjoying making soap bubbles with Japanese participants
  • Vietnamese children singing the song "Aka Tonbo" in Japanese
    Vietnamese children singing the song "Aka Tonbo" in Japanese
School Opening Ceremony on 27 March, 2013
  • The old school building (Binh Than Primary School)
    The old school building (Binh Than Primary School)
  • Newly constructed school building
    Newly constructed school building
  • Children welcoming Mr. Hayashi, Director of AEON 1% Club Foundation and other participants from Japan
    Children welcoming Mr. Hayashi, Director of AEON 1% Club Foundation and other participants from Japan
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kato, Chairman of Kato-ken Holdings Co., Ltd., presenting local children with stationery
    Mr. and Mrs. Kato, Chairman of Kato-ken Holdings Co., Ltd., presenting local children with stationery
  • Ribbon cutting at the Opening Ceremony
    Ribbon cutting at the Opening Ceremony
  • After the plaque unveiling, Mr. Hayashi shook hands with Mr. Hoa, Vice Director of Hue City People's Committee
    After the plaque unveiling, Mr. Hayashi shook hands with Mr. Hoa, Vice Director of Hue City People's Committee
  • Ms. Yuki and Ms. Yasuda singing songs in Vietnamese with local children
    Ms. Yuki and Ms. Yasuda singing songs in Vietnamese with local children
  • Japanese students singing Vietnamese songs with local children at the opening ceremony
    Japanese students singing Vietnamese songs with local children at the opening ceremony
  • Japanese participants teaching origami to local children
    Japanese participants teaching origami to local children
  • Vietnamese children enjoying origami with participants from Japan
    Vietnamese children enjoying origami with participants from Japan
  • Japanese participants and Vietnamese children playing soccer together
    Japanese participants and Vietnamese children playing soccer together
  • Vietnamese children enjoying jumping rope with participants from Japan
    Vietnamese children enjoying jumping rope with participants from Japan
Voices of the Participants Voices of the Participants
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I had a lot of fun. I was a bit anxious at first, because just me and my younger sister came together, but the other participants were very kind and supportive. It was a fantastic first trip abroad. (A participant of course A)
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This is the first time I participated in this event with my son, and I think it was a good opportunity for him. I was impressed to see other children participating in the event by themselves without the company of their parents; it was helpful to me as someone raising a child. (A participant of course B)
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I helped teach the local children karate during the exchange part of the ceremony. It was a very meaningful experience for me. Also, thank you for providing a subsidy so that I could take part in the event. (A participant of course C)
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It was really wonderful. I wished I could play more with the local children. This was a great experience to me, and I want to join the program again. (A participant of course D)