To help the mentally and physically challenged achieve full participation and equality in society through work, MC engages in efforts to support their independence and initiatives in social welfare activities. We also provide assistance in various fields of education with the aim to foster our youth and rear the next generation's leaders. In addition, we run scholarship programs for study in Japan and abroad.
Friendship Camp for Mothers and Children
MC has been holding the two-night, three-day Friendship Camp for Mothers and Children in mountain village of Yoshizato, Minamiuonuma-shi, Niigata Prefecture, every year since 1974. The camp is for single mothers and their children who reside in the Tokyo metropolitan area. This program gives children the chance to interact with nature, something that is difficult to do in a big city, and to make new friends. Mothers, meanwhile, enjoy playing with their child(ren) as well as getting the opportunity to talk about their daily concerns with counselors and exchange information with other mothers. With the assistance of around 30 MC employee volunteers, participants take walks in the mountains, camp out and etc.., among other activities.
MC/Tokyo YMCA Fall Camp at Lake Yamanakako
Since 2003, MC has held an annual outdoor camp during the fall at Lake Yamanakako in Japan for children with learning disabilities. The camp is planned and operated by Tokyo YMCA with assistance from MC as a collaborative program; employees participate on a volunteer basis as camp leaders. The program offers children a variety of challenges designed to build self-confi dence and increase communication skills by learning how to work together in teams. Approximately 40 children participate over 3 days.
Support for the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon
Launched to celebrate the International Year of Disabled Persons in 1981, the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon draws the world's top wheelchair racers every year. MC began supporting the marathon in 1991 and MC employees volunteer to help with its organization. The Oita International Wheelchair Marathon also serves as a valuable opportunity for raising global awareness about disability issues.
Mitsubishi Corporation International Scholarship for Studies in Japan
Since fiscal 1991, MC has provided scholarships to international students attending universities in Japan. Since fiscal 2008, MC significantly expanded the scale of the program to provide scholarships to about 100 students each year.
MC holds get-togethers and volunteer activities with the students who have received the scholarship.
Mitsubishi Corporation International Scholarship
Since 2000, MC has been providing scholarships to university students in various countries around the world, particularly developing countries. In 2010, MC provided scholarships to 487 students from 44 universities in 30 countries.