Asia & Oceania
Establishment of a Girl’s Senior Secondary School in India
SDG 4 : Quality education
In India, over 60% of the population lives in rural areas, so cultivating the next generation is critical for the development of villages. A government survey found that half of the students in the classroom were unable to read and write, which presents a challenge to the educational environment.
Honda Cars India Limited has established a school for female students in Tapukara, Rajasthan, where the company’s vehicle assembly plant is located. The aim is to aid the development of female students who have had limited educational opportunities compared to their male counterparts. We started the project by finding the land. The new building was completed in March 2020, fitted with spacious classrooms, a clean and well-equipped cafeteria,and restrooms. In terms of education, the program focuses on a wide range of areas, including classes that incorporate STEM education, together with moral and leadership training. In total, approximately INR 83 million has been provided so far, with 1,253 students enrolled in the program in FY2023.
Integrated Healthcare Program Supported by Astra Honda in Indonesia
SDG 4 : Quality education
PT Astra Honda Motor (AHJ) collaborated with Faculty Medicine of Padjajaran University, West Java (UNPAD) to provide special training and consultation services to parents to educate them about children’s immunity.
This is a set of health programs offered at Posyandu (Integrated Healthcare Center) which are supported by AHJ through various activities, including the provision of vitamins and protein, seminar session on nutrition, as well as assistance and consultation services by doctors specializing in nutritional science to guide parents on how they can maintain their children’s health.
Water Conservation Initiative Conducted Through the Establishment of Women’s Self-Help Groups in India
SDG 7 : Affordable and Clean Energy, 11 : Sustainable cities and communities, 13 : Climate action, 15 : Life on land
In line with Honda’s environmental vision “Blue Skies for the Children”, Honda India Foundation(HIF) have offered support to vulnerable villages through a water conservation project carried out by NGO “Centre for Social Research”, which consisted of the following activities:
- Establish women’s Self-Help Group (SHG) and train them to construct reservoirs
- Develop reservoirs, dams, culverts, anicuts, ponds johads, etc.
- Improve the livelihood of vulnerable generations through government schemes, such as, MANREGA
- Increase groundwater wells, irrigation systems and drinking water available for animals
This initiative benefited 80 women directly and 2000+ villages, in addition to establishing 180+ SHGs by women and supporting the livelihood of 5,000+ villagers
Elephant Salt Lick Promotion Project Supported by Honda Thailand Foundation
SDG 15 : Life on Land
On February 25, 2023, Honda Thailand Foundation organized the “Elephant Salt Lick Promotion Project” to support the operations of Patchara Suthakchanurak Foundation under the royal patronage at Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary in Chachoengsao Province.
This year, over 200 associates from Honda group of companies in Thailand and approximately 60 local villagers volunteered and participated in this project by providing minerals in six salt lick areas. The contribution from the foundation for the project has come up to a total of THB 400,000 in value.
Honda Vietnam Donates Helmets to Children in Vietnam.
SDG 3 : Good health and well-Being
In Vietnam, the volume of traffic is on the rise, driven by the nation's economic growth.
In particular, motorcycles are now being frequently used by citizens for commuting to work, school, and other business activities. Countless number of these motorcycles are congesting the road during peak hours in the morning and evening.
In recent years, the number of owned automobiles has also begun to increase, making the promotion of traffic safety one of the major social issues.
In response to this growing concern on traffic safety, Honda Vietnam Company Limited (HVN) began donating helmets to elementary school students in 2015 with the aim to raise awareness of children on the importance of wearing a helmet. In 2022, 620,000 helmets were donated to first and second graders in the three major cities of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Can Tho.
This initiative was implemented jointly with the National Traffic Safety Committee. HVN is also working actively with the Ministry of Education and the police to educate children about traffic safety.
The 7th Helmet Society Project Supported by Thai Honda
SDG 3 : Good health and well-Being, 11 : Sustainable cities and communities
Thai Honda (TH) cooperated with the Office of Basic Education Commission(OBEC) and 264 schools nationwide in a safety project aimed at raising the students’ awareness on the importance of wearing helmet while commuting and traveling through their communities.
The project has been proving to be effective in enhancing the helmet wearing ratio and contributing to the minimization of traffic accidents in Thailand.
Honda Khiang Khang Thai Fund Provides Support for Flood Victims
SDG 3 : Good health and well-Being
Honda Khiang Khang Thai Fund has provided support to flood victims in 4 provinces, Chaiyaphum, Ubon Ratchathani, Sisaket and Chainat, together with the local motorcycle and automobile dealers.
The fund contributed a total of THB 1.8 million to provide various support to those residing in these provinces that suffered severe damage from flooding during September and October 2022, which included volunteers who worked diligently and generously to clean up the schools and other flood-affected areas.
Atlas Group and Honda Provide Flood Relief to Pakistan
SDG 1: No poverty ,2: Zero hunger ,3: Good health & well-beings , 10: Reduced inequalities
Atlas Honda and Honda group of companies, comprising of Atlas Honda Limited, Honda Atlas Car (Pakistan) Limites, Honda Atlas Power Products (Private) Ltd., in Pakistan and Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd in Thailand, have together announced support of Rs.220 million as initial contribution to the flood relief effort.
Contributed food boxes, shelters, tents, and water filtration units. Distribution was arranged through 10,000 touch points of Atlas Honda motorcycle dealers and community networks developed across the country through 60 years of presence.