To aid communities affected by recent widespread floods across Myanmar, Panasonic Asia Pacific, along with its Group Companies in Singapore, has donated approximately US$23,500 to spur relief efforts in the afflicted nation according to a press release from the company on 5 September.
Funds are primarily being channelled through Japan Platform, an international emergency humanitarian aid organisation that offers the most effective and prompt emergency aid in response to natural disasters and refugees’ situations worldwide. Some of the funds are also donated to the Red Cross Singapore.
In addition, Panasonic has also started an Eco Learning Programme (ELP) to help educate youths on the impact of climate change and what can be done to protect the environment as part of disaster risk reduction. The ELP is a global programme that started in August 2010 which aims to provide eco education to children around the world to help nurture global sustainable leaders of tomorrow.