Social inclusion

Shimizu Volunteer Academy

The Shimizu Volunteer Academy is a volunteer training course that we hold to help train volunteers who have a broad understanding of people with disabilities and sports for people with disabilities. We held the academy in cooperation with local governments and schools during fiscal 2016.

Experiencing what it is like to be visually impaired
Experiencing what it is like to be visually impaired

Official Sponsor of the Japanese Para-Sports Association

Shimizu is now an official sponsor of the Japanese Para-Sports Association (JPSA).

We agree with JPSA's philosophy of promoting independence and social participation of people with disabilities through sports and striving to realize a vital society in which all can co-exist harmoniously. Shimizu will continue to actively engage in activities with JPSA to promote the expansion of sports for people with disabilities in the future.

JPSA

"Sports for Everyone" sports events to enable all people to experience para sports

Shimizu is a contributing sponsor of the Challenger’s website. This website reports on sports for people with disabilities and is run by the non-profit organization, STAND (Shibuya, Tokyo/Representative: Kazuko Ito) which supports para-sports. We also actively support the STAND-sponsored para-sports events that provide an opportunity for the general public to try out para sports. These events are held nationwide and officers and employees of Shimizu participate as volunteers.

Participants in a sports event
Participants in a sports event
Places Where Sports Events Have Been Held in the Past
Fiscal 2014 Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture
Koto City, Tokyo
Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture
Fiscal 2015 Hiroshima City, Hiroshima
Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture
Matsubara City, Osaka Prefecture
Fiscal 2016 Sapporo City, Hokkaido
Kawaguchi City, Saitama Prefecture
Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture
Fiscal 2017 Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Cumulative number of participants to-date: 984 (as of Nov. 2017)

Let's Try! Adapted Sports in Iwamizawa

adapted sports

Thirteen employees from Shimizu participated in an adapted sports event that could be enjoyed by a wide range of people, from small children to the elderly people, people with disabilities, and others. Volunteers assisted in directing parking lot traffic, operating try-out booths, and in the reception area while participants reveled in Paralympic sports such as wheelchair rugby and blind soccer.

Participation as Volunteers in the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon

Participation as Volunteers in the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon

Interested employees from the Kyushu Branch have served as volunteers for the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon, the largest wheelchair marathon in the world, since 2015. Volunteers assist with running the marathon by working as course safety patrols, checking the belongings of competitors, distributing boxed lunches, and serving in other roles.

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