Five students from different schools are heading to Japan at the end of the week courtesy of Yazaki EDs Summer Camp programme.
The Vice President of Yazaki EDs Samoa, Shuji Tange, said the programme will give the children the opportunity to explore Japan and its culture, experience the life in Japan and most of all visit other Yazaki factories.
“This programme started in 1988 and so it’s been 27 years since the company facilitated for this programme,” he said.
“Yazaki Company is in 47 countries of the world and so this programme there will be 476 children that will be travelling to Japan for the Summer Camp Programme.
“Samoan students have a good reputation so I am sure you will enjoy your trip, try and learn as much as you can about the culture and the places that you will be visiting.”
He reminded the students that this opportunity came through the hard work of their parents within the company.
“Because of your parent’s loyalty to the company and the hard work that they are doing within this company we think this is our way of showing our appreciation to them,” he said.
“So return the favour by being good boys and girls in Japan and enjoy the trip and bring back good news for them so they can continue working hard in the company.
“Stay safe and help each other as some of you this is your first time in Japan, so take care and look after yourselves out there and most of all have fun.”
According to the Personal assistant of the Vice President Etsuko Okishiita, the opportunity is priceless.
“Parents of these students have been working for the company for about 20 years now and so this is our way of showing appreciation by giving the chance to their children to travel and have fun at the Summer Camp.”
The parent of one of the students from Leifiifi College, Isaac Laiafi thanked the management team of Yazaki Samoa for the opportunity.
“Opportunities like these don’t come often every day but we as parents want to thank you for appreciating our work within the company,” he said.
“I know there were a lot of other students who applied but you have given the chance to our children to go on this memorable trip so thank you very much.”
Tofuola Siaki from Lauli’i Primary School is looking forward to seeing Japan for the first time.
“I am so excited because this will be the first time I will be travelling to another country,” she said.
“This trip is very important because I want to see what it’s like in Japan, their culture and most of all I will be having a lot of fun.
“I would also like to thank my mother for working so hard that I am able to get this chance to travel, I love you.”
The team will be led by Sione Alesana and they will leave for Japan today.