1-4. Charity activities in partnership with international external organizations

Approximately 800 million of the world‘s 7.5 billion population suffer from hunger and malnutrition, while nearly 2 billion have color-related lifestyle-related diseases such as obesity. Our project is committed to eliminating this global color imbalance and simultaneously improving the health of people in both developing and developed countries.

Our program of delivering school meals to children in developing countries while encouraging healthy eating habits in developed countries can help achieve the seven goals of the SDGs. Children can be educated and gain the knowledge to get out of poverty by eating school lunch. We also contribute to poverty alleviation by purchasing ingredients from local farmers and providing agricultural technical guidance. We provide environment-friendly products at employee cafeterias, restaurants, supermarkets, etc. in developed countries, and at the same time provide nutritious school meals in developing countries with a part of the donation. In developing countries, the provision of school meals is directly linked to educational opportunities for children. When school lunch starts, the school enrollment rate and attendance rate in school classes will improve dramatically.

Instead of using firewood to cook school lunches, we use solid fuel made by reusing garbage such as sawdust to prevent deforestation. Agricultural support recommends the cultivation of native and endemic species. We work with companies, local governments and program participants to promote our activities. We have partnerships with about 700 companies and organizations in developed countries and 10 organizations in support recipients.

We will strive to eliminate poverty by delivering warm school meals to children living in poor areas of Africa and Asia. In recent years, we have delivered about 6 million meals (for about 25,000 people) every year. The mechanics of our program, which converts excess calories in developed countries to calories ingested in developing countries, have also helped eliminate inequality.

We will contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through its meals sharing program by promoting healthy eating in developed countries and serving school meals to children in need. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

Regular school meals are important for children. Not only are they helping children maintain good health, but it’s also helping them to start school. Satisfied children will be able to focus more on their classes. Furthermore, running the school meals program has been helping adults realize the importance of education and nutrition in the local community.

We support school meals, community and school gardens, and sustainable school meals in seven countries in East Africa: Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, and Rwanda.

We also support the establishment of school and community gardens for sustainable development in the areas we support. Many of the residents are small scale farmers who have not had an opportunity to learn about efficient agricultural practices and have limited knowledge of how to grow high value crops. We work to improve the knowledge of children and farmers by providing guidance on how to improve agricultural productivity.

Through our experience with the school meal program, we have found that there are some challenges that many communities have in common regarding the provision of school meals. For example, poor food storage conditions cause damage to maize and soybeans due to insects and mold, and high prices due to lack of knowledge about the market price of ingredients are common challenges not only in the areas TFT supports, but also in many other communities . We are also proactively working on measures to resolve these issues.

We also support projects that provide shoes that are environmentally friendly. Currently, more than 25 billion shoes are sold annually worldwide. Half of the products, such as sneakers and sandals, use PU and PVC (oil-based) materials in a very high proportion. In addition, EVA (vinyl) material is often used for the midsole part of sneakers and the like. After these shoes are worn out, they are mainly disposed of by burying them as non-burnable garbage, which is one of the main factors that cause environmental nightmares due to their low degradability, which has been regarded as a problem in recent years. VOCs (volatile organic compounds) affect the formation of ground-level ozone, which is harmful to human and animal and plant life.

Natural rubber foam material was born with the intention of eliminating these problems and making shoes with a low environmental load. "This product is infinitely harmless to human and animal and plant life." Natural rubber made from the sap of naturally grown rubber trees is a very good material to meet these environmental issues.

By reducing the use of organic solvents that are normally used and of concern for human health and the environment, and by using water-soluble synthetic leather (PU) that does not contain organic solvents as the upper material, we are able to do so. We are considerate of health and the environment. In addition, by using natural rubber foam material, we are contributing to SDGs by using soles (outsole) that have achieved "biodegradation" that is difficult to achieve with other sole materials.

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