MHI Group Employees Serve as Volunteers at Shiki Theatre Company's "Theater of the Heart" Performances in Osaka and Yokohama
Since fiscal 2013, in line with its CSR Action Guidelines and its commitments to "create a more harmonious society" and "inspire the future," 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 across Japan. Group employees, as well as their family members, regularly assist as volunteers at the troupe's performances near their workplaces.
Between November 6 and16, the Shiki Theatre Company gave 17 performances of "Majorin Who Threw Away Magic" at Orix Theater in Osaka. The shows were enjoyed by a total of some 37,200 sixth graders from 496 elementary schools throughout Osaka Prefecture. In addition, between November 27 and 30, another 8 performances of the same show were given at Kanagawa Kenmin Hall in Yokohama, here seen by approximately 18,000 sixth graders from 195 schools in the city. A total of 5 MHI Group employees assisted as volunteers at these performances, helping to guide and usher the young guests to their seats.
"Majorin Who Threw Away Magic" is an original story about a witch named Majorin who, from her interaction with human beings, comes to understand the warmth and compassion imbued in the words "thank you." From this lesson, Majorin learns the importance of kindness, friendship and courage in everyday life. It is hoped that from this show young children will cultivate their richness of spirit.
Going forward, through various opportunities MHI Group will continue to actively support the development of the children of the next generation.
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Employee volunteers guiding the children