MHI Group Employees and Family Members Serve as Volunteers at Shiki Theatre Company's 2016 "Theater of the Heart" Performances in Yokohama
Since fiscal 2013, in line with its CSR Action Guidelines and their commitments to "create a more harmonious society" and "inspire the future," the MHI Group has supported the Shiki Theatre Company's "Kokoro no Gekijo" (Theater of the Heart) musical productions aimed at cultivating a richness of spirit among children of the next generation from the Company's local communities. Group employees, as well as their family members, regularly assist as volunteers at the troupe's performances near their workplaces.
The participating volunteers spoke enthusiastically of the day's experience. "Children today have lots of opportunities to come in contact with the digital world, but I came away with a strong sense of the importance of giving them a place where they can see a live performance on stage and interact directly with other people," one commented. Another remarked that it was wonderful to have the children see a professional show unfold before their very eyes, and to give them an opportunity to interact with the actors after the performance. The volunteers expressed special pleasure when the children, on leaving the hall, told them how much they had enjoyed themselves.
The MHI Group is strongly committed to continue actively supporting children of the next generation through activities of these kinds.
Guiding children into the hall
Helping to dismantle the stage equipment