Supporting the Children's Forest Program in Thailand
Since 2012, Nikon Corporation has been supporting the Children's Forest Program in Thailand – an international program organized by The Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement - International (OISCA). The Children's Forest Program is a global project that seeks to expand the world's forests through awareness-raising activities aimed at children and through tree-planting activities.
In Thailand, the Children's Forest Program has focused mainly on northern Thailand, where there is an urgent need to strengthen forests' watershed protection function; activities are being implemented to raise awareness of the importance of forest conservation among local residents and their children, and to promote tree-planting near schools. Since 2015, tree-planting activities have been carried out in Maekpaklae Village in northern Thailand as a pilot project; in the year ended March 31, 2017, local residents and their children planted a total of around 2,500 trees on 2 hectares of land.
Nikon's Support for the Program
Nikon decided to support the Children's Forest Program in Thailand in June 2012, and since then has donated money to the program every year. In 2012 and 2013, Nikon visited Chiang Rai and Chiang Khong in the Northern region of Thailand and planted trees with the local people. In connection with support for the Children's Forest Program, employees of Nikon (Thailand) Co., Ltd. participated in tree planting at Tongpu Municipality Primary School in Ayutthaya Province and delivered lunch consisting mainly of organic vegetables to the school.