Deaf children enjoy the visit to Toyota Motor

About 40 Deaf children visited Toyota Motor in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture on December 10, 2008. They were from the 4th grade to the 6th grade of the schools for the Deaf located in Gifu and Mie Prefectures in the Tokai region in the central Japan.

Toyota Motor has accepted the children's visits as part of the social contribution activity every year since 1973.

Each child introduced himself/herself and shared the experience with drawing. They were offered a picture of a "Dream Car" with soap bubbles instead of the vehicle exhaust emission which was prepared beforehand for the event.

They enjoyed coloring with felt-tip pens actually that the designers of this company use, based on the rough sketch of a "Dream Car," with help from one of the designers. (see the photo on the link below)

The headmaster of the elementary department at the Gifu Prefecture School for the Deaf said that the children had been looking forward to the visit for one month. "It seemed that they were really happy, and I am glad about it."

After this activity, the Deaf children visited the assembly process such as Corolla at the Takaoka factory.

Source: Yomiuri Shimbun, Dec. 11, 2008
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1 comment:


Hello, I just now discovered your blog. Very good and interesting that you blog in English what happens in the deaf society in Japan. I myself have a blog in Dutch(Belgium) where I translate deaf news from all over the world.
Keep up the good work.

Martin Terryn