GLORY has for some time been conducting programs dedicated to the sound development and well-being of Japan's future citizens, such as the Hands-on Science Class, Children's Theater, and Kendo Meet for elementary school students.
We founded the GLORY Foundation for Elementary School Students in 1995 as one of our commemorative programs honoring the 50th anniversary of GLORY's founding, and its work has continued and expanded since then while also branching out into new endeavors. Certification as a "public interest incorporated foundation" was acquired in April 2012 to develop the programs for public service.
|1. Name||GLORY Foundation for Elementary School Students|
|2. Address||1-chome, 6-15 Shimoteno, Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan|
|4. Chairman||Shigeo Kayashima|
|5. Founded||March 31, 1995
Note: Certified as a public interest incorporated foundation on April 1, 2012
|6. Goal||To promote the sound development of elementary school students and contribute to the promotion of regional education.|
|7. Activities||・ Sponsorship of or assistance in sports activities for elementary school students
・ Sponsorship of or assistance in art, science and cultural programs for elementary school students
・ Other necessary work toward achieving those aims
20 tennis classes per year for about 30 students of levels from beginner through advanced.
Annual tennis tournament for a total of 60 invited participants and Tennis Clinic students.
Annual kendo tournament for around 150 elementary school student players selected from the local Kendo League
Financial assistance is provided to local sports organizations established in support of the sound mental and physical well-being of elementary school students
The Hands-on Class for Parents and Children is aimed at sound development of elementary school students by deepening their interest in and appreciation of the arts, science and culture.
Annual bus tours for around 80 children and parents to outdoor education facilities.
Around 300 elementary school children and parents enjoy rides in hot-air balloons and learn how hot-air balloons are constructed every November.
A Science Show and Engineering Workshop is held annually for about 200 children.
This program aims at cultivating rich imaginative powers and the germs of unique ideas of children though workshops under the guidance of GLORY employees.
We invite 3,200 children and parents to the "Living Doll Musical" every year at the end of February, with the goal of enriching the aesthetic sensibilities of children.
English conversation classes are conducted by three instructors, two of whom are native English speakers, for around 30 students, with the goal of improving English and deepening international understanding.
Financial assistance is provided to local organizations which are engaged in promoting arts, science and other cultural pursuits that give hopes and dreams to elementary school students and enhance their aesthetic sensibilities.