Yamaoka Scholarship Foundation Continues Collaboration with Bogor Agricultural Institute and Darma Persada University with Ceremony for New Scholarship Recipients
On 18th November 2020, Yamaoka Scholarship Foundation has operated a scholarship program in Indonesia in cooperation with the Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB) and Darma Persada University (Unsada) since 2018. In continuation of the collaboration with the two universities, the Yamaoka Scholarship Foundation held an acceptance ceremony to welcome the new scholarship recipients at the PT. Yanmar Diesel Indonesia office at Depok on 18th November 2020 while implementing a strict health protocol.
<Scholarship handover by Kai Yasuda, President Director of PT. Yanmar Diesel Indonesia (right)>
The ceremony was attended by representatives from the Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB), Darma Persada University (Unsada), and PT. Yanmar Diesel Indonesia. The scholarship was awarded to 9 3rd-year students: 4 students from IPB and 5 students from Unsada. The students will receive the scholarship for 2 years, receiving a total of 1 million rupiahs each month.
"We are very proud to be able to help future generations that are going to lead the world of agriculture in Indonesia,” said Nobuyoshi Fujita, Executive Director of the Yamaoka Scholarship Foundation who addressed the ceremony via videoconference. “We sincerely hope that this scholarship will be able to help them to continue excelling in their studies at their respective universities and we hope that this scholarship program can further strengthen the good relationship between Indonesia and Japan".
The Yamaoka Scholarship Foundation began providing scholarship assistance in Indonesia at the 60th anniversary of Indonesia's diplomatic relations with Japan in 2018 with a plan to establish a support system for universities in Indonesia. The foundation was established by Magokichi Yamaoka, founder of Yanmar Co., Ltd. using his personal assets. In Japan, the Yamaoka Scholarship Foundation provides and manages scholarships for high school and postgraduate and students.
Since 2013, the foundation has also been active in Southeast Asia, and in Indonesia offers academic support to junior high school students in Jakarta and Surabaya to continue with soccer training while attending school, offering a lucky few the opportunity to pursue a professional football career.
In the future, the Yamaoka Scholarship Foundation will continue to expand the scholarship program with other universities in Indonesia with the ultimate aim of nurturing the next generation.
“We are happy that this scholarship ceremony was still possible even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Kai Yasuda, President Director of PT. Yanmar Diesel Indonesia. “Next year, through the partnership with IPB and Unsada, we aim to continue contributing to prosperity in Indonesia.”
Kai Yasuda continued: "PT. Yanmar Diesel Indonesia has been actively expanding the business by exporting Japanese products made in Indonesia. Like the spirit of our founder, we hope that the scholarship recipients will develop both themselves and the agricultural world and continue the legacy of advancing Indonesia’s agriculture.”
■About Yamaoka Scholarship Foundation
Universities: DARMA PERSADA UNIVERSITY (since 2018) and INSTITUT PERTANIAN BOGOR
Number of recipients: 5 students x 3 grades
Amount of scholarship: 1,000,000 rupiah per month
Period of scholarship: 2 years
About Yamaoka Scholarship Foundation (Japanese) : http://www.yanmar.co.jp/fund/index.html
■About PT. Yanmar Diesel Indonesia
Established on 17 March 1972, as a joint venture company between the Yanmar Group and a local company. PT. Yanmar Diesel Indonesia (YADIN) is the first diesel engine manufacturer and exporter in Indonesia. YADIN started its manufacturing on June 1973, with a production capacity ranging from 5HP (horsepower) to 30HP. YADIN also expanded its business operations in July 2011 to become a distributor of agricultural machinery. Currently, YADIN operates as a manufacturer of diesel engines and spare parts, as well as a distributor of agricultural machinery. YADIN’s office and factory are located in Depok, West Java.
With beginnings in Osaka, Japan, in 1912, Yanmar was the first to succeed in making a compact diesel engine of a practical size in 1933. Then, with industrial diesel engines as the cornerstone of its enterprise, Yanmar has continued to expand its product range, services, and expertise to deliver total solutions as an industrial equipment manufacturer. As a provider of small and large engines, agricultural machinery and facilities, construction equipment, energy systems, marine equipment, machine tools, and components, Yanmar’s global business operations span seven domains.
On land, at sea, and in the city, Yanmar’s mission of “providing sustainable solutions focused on the challenges customers face, in food production and harnessing power, thereby enriching people's lives for all our tomorrows” is a testament to Yanmar's determination to provide us with “A Sustainable Future.”
For more details, please visit the official website of Yanmar Co., Ltd.