Building Healthy and Sustainable Communities in Association with United Nations ‘World Food Programme’
With an objective of strengthening our 4Es initiatives and making a long-term sustainable impact on communities, Canon India Involve embarked a new project in association with the United Nations ‘World Food Programme’.
The project involved a two-pronged approach where Canon employees were trained by the UN team under the concept of ‘Train the Trainer’. Employees further trained children of our adopted village Maheshwari, Haryana (North India) so that they can become ‘Ambassadors of Change’ to spread awareness in their respective communities on the perils of Health and Hygiene.
The first leg of the project commenced at Canon India Corporate Office with a training session on ‘Health & Hygiene’ for employees, in the presence of Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO, Canon India and all senior management.
During the session, 47 employees were trained on the basics of personal hygiene, food & water habits, sanitation and clean home & surroundings.
Further commencing the second phase of the project, employees from Corporate Office visited Maheshwari village and conducted multiple sessions with the children on ‘Health and Hygiene’. An informative booklet on the topic ‘Health and Hygiene’ consisting of ‘Role Plays’ and ‘Storytelling’ was developed to transmit impactful learning in the children. The booklet focused on the importance of personal hygiene, food and water habits, sanitation and clean home and surroundings. Further, teachers of the Resource Centre conducted repeat training sessions with children for a period of 3 months. Marking the culmination of our first topic, Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President and CEO, CIPL, on his visit to the village, was delighted to see the impact of the learnings on children, which was exhibited via skit performance. Our vision is to empower children as ‘Ambassadors of Change’ and enable them to create awareness on important issues influencing lives of their near ones.