Water & Enviroment
“Mizuiku – I love clean water”: SPVB Reviews the Second Year of Implementing Water Education Program in Vietnam
On December 27th 2016,Suntory in collaboration with SPVB and Tuong Lai Center organized the closing ceremony of “Mizuiku - I love clean water” 2016 as a landmark of project first-ever successful implementation in the south and acknowledgement for the development quantitatively and qualitatively. Previously, SPVB in cooperation with Live&Learn Center organized the closing ceremony on December 20th 2016.
In 2016, the project continued to focus on education, raising awareness among elementary students about clean water preservation through unique learning models from Japan. In particular, more than 12,200 pupils are exposed to the project in 2016 through teaching classes and such outdoor activities as: Water Festivals, Factory tours, teaching activities within “Mizuiku - I love clean water” fund and a series of environmental programs sponsored by SPVB.
In view of its two-year implementation, the project has gained impressive figures including: 400 well-organized classes for over 5,000 pupils; 16 Water Festivals for more than 7,700 pupils, 15 factory tours with 1,500 pupils ; 8 newly-installed RO water filtering systems and 10 upgraded restrooms for 16 participating schools. Takenobu Shiina, Senior General Manager, Planning Department, Corporate Communication Division of Suntory Holdings Limited shows his optimism upon reviewing project deliverables in its second year implemented in Vietnam: “We received positive feedbacks from participating schools, pupils and commitment of two local education departments to remain and expand project model to the whole areas. What makes us even happier is the visible improvement in pupils’ awareness on water resource protection.”
Mizuiku is a water education program that has been successfully deployed in Japan since 2004 by Suntory Group in Japan. Vietnam is the first country other than Japan having this project developed. Suntory plans to implement the project on a nationwide scale in the next three years with funding by Suntory and SPVB. Ben Tre will be project destination in 2017.