SMBC awarded for education support to Myanmar

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CEO Makoto Takashima presents Dark Blue Ribbon Honourable Award to the representative from the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), Yangon branch. Photo: Phoe Khwar

The Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), Yangon Branch was honoured with the Konju Hojo (Dark Blue Ribbon Honourable) Award from the Japanese government for the UNICEF – SMBC Teacher training programme.
The announcement was made by the branch on 16 July from their offices in Strand Square in Yangon.
The Konju Hojo (Dark Blue Ribbon Honourable) Award is one of the most prestigious accolades. It is awarded to remarkable individuals or organisations who donate personal belongings for public benefit and exceptionally generous financial contributions for the well-being of the public. The award is granted twice each year. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation was awarded the Konju Hojo (Dark Blue Ribbon Honorable Mention) through its CEO Makoto Takashima on 31 May, in recognition of its contributions to the education sector in Myanmar.
The SMBC entered into a partnership with Japan UNICEF in November 2015.

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