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    –The Starting Point for Social Contribution Activities Aimed at Creating an Inclusive Society–

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Special Initiatives of the Fujikura Group

Supporting Fujikura Gakuen: An Idea of the Founder Still Upheld Today
–The Starting Point for Social Contribution Activities Aimed at Creating an Inclusive Society–

What is Fujikura Gakuen?

Our support of Fujikura Gakuen forms part of the Fujikura Group's social contribution activities. The goal is to support its users, namely children with mental disabilities, in developing physically and mentally in a wholesome manner and gaining essential skills for living independently in the local community while preserving their dignity.
Fujikura Gakuen, a social welfare corporation, was founded on June 7, 1919, nearly 100 years ago in the town of Motomachi on Izu Oshima. Harukichi Nakauchi, the blood brother of the founder Zenpachi Fujikura (and originally the auditor), donated a sizable amount of his personal assets (currently worth approximately 2 billion yen) and 40,000 tsubo of land (approx. 132,000 m2) on Izu Oshima for the land and building to establish the school and residence for mentally handicapped children and adults. Today, Fujikura Gakuen has facilities on Izu Oshima and in Tama (Hachioji City). These facilities have around 100 workers who provide 24-hour care and education to approximately 130 individuals.

Since its inception, the Fujikura Group has made donations as a company and its individual employees have donated their own money, too, in supporting the organization to continue its operations. The support provided to Fujikura Gakuen is considered the focal point of the Fujikura Group's social contribution activities, and this support will be sustained going forward.Since its inception, the Fujikura Group has made donations as a company and its individual employees have donated their own money, too, in supporting the organization to continue its operations. The support provided to Fujikura Gakuen is considered the focal point of the Fujikura Group's social contribution activities, and this support will be sustained going forward.

Harukichi Nakauchi, founder of Fujikura Gakuen

Harukichi Nakauchi, founder of Fujikura Gakuen

Fuji Café, operated by Fujikura Gakuen

Fuji Café, operated by Fujikura Gakuen

Fujikura Gakuen in Izu Oshima

Fujikura Gakuen in Izu Oshima

Profile of Fujikura Gakuen social welfare corporation

  • Date founded: June 7, 1919
  • President: Yuichiro Shimoda
  • Business description: Oshima Fujikura Gakuen, Tama Fujikura Gakuen, Facilities for children and adults with mental disabilities
  • No. of clients: Approx. 130

Position of Fujikura Gakuen in the Community

Position of Fujikura Gakuen in the Community

Main Supporting Activities

Fujikura Gakuen Circle of Support

Support is provided through fundraising donations, volunteer activities and product sales, which also contribute to fostering the right mindset (thinking, action, and belief) among each individual employee.

Fujikura Gakuen Circle of Support

Soliciting Donations at the Works

Presenting the collected donations
Presenting the collected donations

Fujikura Sakura Works conducts fundraising activities in support of Fujikura Gakuen every year in December. In fiscal 2018, the funds raised were presented to the head of Fujikura Gakuen. Going forward, the business office will continue its support activities.

Distributing Fuji Café Products at the General Meeting of Shareholders

Distribution to General Meeting of Shareholders attendees
Distribution to General Meeting of Shareholders attendees

In order for shareholders to recognize and appreciate the efforts of our support activities, we hand out cookies made and sold by Fuji Café, which is operated by Oshima Fujikura Gakuen.

“Volunteer for a Day” Activities for New Employees

New employees creating a garden patch
New employees creating a garden patch

Each year, newly hired employees participate in volunteer activities at Tama Fujikura Gakuen as part of their new hire training. These activities enable new employees to foster bonds with their colleagues, appreciate the mission of the Group's founders, and recognize the importance of supporting Fujikura Gakuen.

On-site Sale of Fuji Café Products

On-site sale of Fuji Café products held at the head office twice a year
On-site sale of Fuji Café products held at the head office twice a year

Located in Izu Oshima, Fuji Cafe is a living assistance center where students of Fujikura Gakuen undergo vocational training to gain independence. The Fuji Cafe exhibition and sale, which features products made by Fuji Cafe (pound cakes, cookies, etc.), has been hosted at the Fujikura head office with ongoing support.

Installation of Vending Machines to Support Fujikura Gakuen

We have installed vending machines at Fujikura’s head office and each of its works to support Fujikura Gakuen. When Fujikura Group employees buy beverages from these vending machines, part of the proceeds is donated to Fujikura Gakuen. The installation of these vending machines was achieved through co-creation with POKKA SAPPORO Food & Beverage Ltd., a company in the Sapporo Breweries group.

Part of the proceeds from the vending machines is donated to Fujikura Gakuen Image1

Part of the proceeds from the vending machines is donated to Fujikura Gakuen

Part of the proceeds from the vending machines is donated to Fujikura Gakuen Image2

Part of the proceeds from the vending machines is donated to Fujikura Gakuen Image3

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