Regional Communities

Foreign contribution activities

  1. ▼ Initiatives in China
  2. ▼ Initiatives in India

Initiatives in China

Donating Notebooks through the Consulate General of Japan in Shanghai

Donating Notebooks through the Consulate General of Japan in Shanghai

In March 2017, while giving a lecture introducing Japan at the China-Japan Friendship Changzheng Elementary School in Huangbo Town, Ruijin City, Jiangxi Province, the Consulate General of Japan in Shanghai gave KOKUYO notebooks as gifts to the students there.

Chasing Big Dreams with Small Notebooks! - Handing Dreams and Books to Children

Chasing Big Dreams with Small Notebooks! - Handing Dreams and Books to Children

Chasing Big Dreams with Small Notebooks! - Handing Dreams and Books to Children

From May 21 to 23, 2017, five employees from the Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen offices of KOKUYO (Shanghai) Management Co., Ltd., KOKUYO Commerce (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and KOKUYO Furniture (China) Co., Ltd. gathered together to visit Liufang Primary School in the town of Mingkou in Leping City, Jiangxi Province, and interacted with the children there.

On this visit, in addition to donating KOKUYO stationery including Campus notebooks, we donated about 200 books collected from all the employees of KOKUYO Group in China. The employee volunteers spent a meaningful day with the children, reading books and doing crafts using KOKUYO stationery.

We organize these kinds of interchange activities with children every year. Seeing the stationery they have made bring smiles to so many children's faces was an irreplaceable experience for the employees. KOKUYO is actively having its employees participate in volunteer activities to help them personally understand the concept of contributing to society through our products.

Presenting Gift Sets to Poor Children to Celebrate Discharge from Hospital through Cherry Blossom Foundation of the Shanghai Japanese Commerce & Industry Club

In May 2016, the Shanghai Japanese Commerce & Industry Club established the Cherry Blossom Foundation based on a cooperative agreement with the Shanghai Children's Health Foundation. For three years, the Cherry Blossom Foundation has been helping poor families with surgery or treatment expenses for their children who are suffering from strabismus or congenital dislocation of joints. Additionally, the Club presents celebratory gift sets packed with stationery, sweets, etc. to children being discharged from the hospital.

On September 15, 2017, members of the Club visited the Children's Hospital of Shanghai and handed the celebratory gift sets directly to the child patients who had been receiving support. The gift sets included stationery donated by KOKUYO.

2017 KOKUYO Mid-Autumn Moon Cake & Fund-Raising Activities

2017 KOKUYO Mid-Autumn Moon Cake & Fund-Raising Activities

For the Mid-Autumn Festival of 2017, the KOKUYO Group in China distributed specially made moon cakes to its employees as part of a fund-raising activity. The employees were able to donate money by simply scanning a payment code found inside the moon cake box with a smartphone. Notebooks, erasers, pencils, etc. purchased with the donated money were presented to primary schools in mountainous areas.

The mountainous regions and farming areas in the interior of China still lack sufficient educational infrastructure, and students in many areas do not have enough school supplies. In order to help as many children as possible have dreams for the future, KOKUYO plans to continue pouring resources into educational support activities for children.

Initiatives in India

World Art Day 2017

World Art Day 2017

As part of its annual celebration of Camlin Art Week, Kokuyo Camlin celebrated with a series of art events including a painting activity organized at the renowned Welham Boys School in Dehradun. Camlin Art week was organized to commemorate World Art Day, which is on April 15th, the birthday of Leonardo Da Vinci.

Students divided into 15 teams, hailing from well-known boarding schools from across Dehradun and Mussoorie, participated in an art event on April 12, 2017. The students painted large canvases on the theme of "Future through the eyes of the Past", under the special guidance of their art instructors.

The beautiful paintings created by these school children were exhibited on April 13th at the Welham Boys School, allowing the general public to enjoy them, as well. In a glittering function held at the School, all the participants were honored for taking part in the painting activity. Noted Indian Artist and Sculptor Jatin Das was the special guest. Other important dignitaries attending the event included Chief Marketing Officer, Kokuyo Camlin, Saumitra Prasad, and the Principal of Welham Boys School, Gunmeet Bindra. To add to the celebrations of Camlin Art Week, a number of workshops were organized on various subjects including Caricature, Calligraphy, Lino/Wood cut etc. In addition to the on-ground activities, Kokuyo

Camlin also organized an initiative reaching out to audiences on social media platforms. Using the hash tag #ArtWeekChallenge, art enthusiasts were invited to post their artwork every day from April 11-14 and to nominate three friends to participate as well. Winners will receive exclusive Camlin Fine Art Supply baskets worth Rs. 7000, as well as a host of other art merchandise. Kickstarted on April 11th, the Art Week Challenge received a tremendous response from by leading artists in India and art communities on Facebook and Instagram. Prize winners were announced on April 15, World Art Day.

Kokuyo Camlin gifts notebooks to Assam Flood-affected children

During the recent floods in Assam in the month of August, Kokuyo Camlin helped children there with notebooks for their regular studies. This activity was done in association with Child Help Foundation Trust which distributed the notebooks to the affected regions of Assam.

Rally for River

Kokuyo Camlin joined hands with the Isha Foundation, which organized a campaign to save dwindling rivers of India in September and October 2018. The campaign was led by the spiritual teacher and founder of Isha Foundation, known as "Sadhguru." Kokuyo Camlin organized a creative writing contest across the community's schools, in which the children were asked to write about the importance of rivers with Camlin Mechanical Pencils - pencils which do not destroy trees during their manufacture. The activity was very well received with the participation of 1500 schools in 26 cities and the key events attended by leading dignitaries, including chief ministers, Union Ministers & the Vice President of India.

Children's day with CRY children at Kidzania

Children's day with CRY children at Kidzania

Kokuyo Camlin worked together with the NGO CRY to make Children's Day (14th November) a very special day for underprivileged children. An event was organized at the most exciting venue in the area - Kidzania, where the children enjoyed a fun learning experience, particularly at the Camlin art & craft studio.

Holding New Year's Celebration with Childhood Cancer Patients

Holding New Year's Celebration with Childhood Cancer Patients

In 2017, KOKUYO Camlin again held an event for children fighting childhood cancer at Shree Ghadge Maharaj Dharmshala, as it had in 2016. At the event, the children passed a pleasant time drawing pictures using KOKUYO Camlin products and enjoying a magic show.

Celebrating Teachers day with tree planting

Celebrating Teachers day with tree planting

In what could be termed a unique way of celebrating National Teachers' Day, premiere stationery giant, Kokuyo Camlin joined hands with the CK Group of educational institutes for a tree planting day. School children from the institutes each pledged and planted a sapling to honor their favorite teacher, as a token of appreciation and gratitude.

A plaque was placed alongside each sapling with the teachers' name on it, as well as details on the plant and the species it originated from. The activity was unique in the sense that, by planting a sapling, each student presented their favorite teacher with a gift that would last a lifetime. At the same time, the students also made a small contribution to the environment by planting a sapling to make it greener.

The teachers were extremely humbled and touched by the gesture of students planting a sapling in their name and were thrilled with the plaques bearing their names placed alongside.

Kokuyo Camlin beautifies the slums in Mumbai

Kokuyo Camlin beautifies the slums in Mumbai

Kokuyo Camlin joined hands with the Social Service League to beautify under-equipped schools in slum areas. Volunteers beautified the walls of government schools there, using Camlin products to create a friendlier and more colorful study environment.