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RICOH's Education Support Program in India-Quality Education for All-


  • Education Support Program in India
  • Program Details
  • Activity Report
  • Situation Regarding Education in India
  • PhaseⅠBuilding a network for better education

    Ricoh aims to help educational stakeholders (children, parents, teachers and governmental agencies) build a network to provide children with a better educational environment, encouraging local communities to improve standards in an independent and consistent manner so that more kids can attend school on a continual basis.

    Features of the Program

    Under the program, a mechanism was built for local communities to execute an action cycle to improve their educational environment.

    • 1.Help improve the infrastructure for information sharing using donated digital duplicators.
    • 2.Conduct education support activities focusing on enhancing of the skills of children, parents, teachers and governmental agencies.
    • 3.Support the establishment of a network involving schools, communities and governmental agencies.
    Cycle to Improve the Educational Environment through utilizing digital duplicators.
    Cycle to Improve the Educational Environment Executed under Ricoh's Program to Support Education

    Targeted Area and Program Period


    Medak District and areas nearby in Andrha Pradesh
    *About two hours by car from Hyderabad, the state capital

    Medak District


    May 2011 to March 2014

    Population 2.67 million
    Area 9,669km
    (Men 65.52 : Women 40.68)
    No. of
    3,551 (elementary, junior,
    and senior high schools)
    Agriculture (78% of the popu-
    lation engaged in agriculture)

    Major activities and achievements


    Donated digital duplicators and implemented support activities aimed at enhancing the local school management system

    I. Donation of digital duplicators

    • ・Installed digital duplicators at 20 locations, including hub schools and governmental offices in the region
    • ・Provided training to teachers on effective usage of the donated duplicators

    II. Supporting education

    Implemented educational support activities at 60 schools (with 9,800 students) located in 23 villages (housing 49,000 people) in Hathnoora Mandal, Medak District

    • 1Established local School Management Committees, and provided awareness-raising and capacity-building programs
    • 2Established Child Protection Committees, and provided awareness-raising and capacity-building programs
    • 3Provided support to Children’s Group activities for creating a better learning environment for children
    • 4Provided awareness-raising programs and made proposals to the government for improving the education standard


    • 1Improved the quality of teaching through utilization of digital duplicators
    • 2Encouraged successfully local communities, teachers and children to work to improve school environments and solve issues facing children
    • 3Established networks of local education-related parties
    Phases and the Goal of the Program

    What is a digital duplicator ?

    A digital duplicator looks like a copier, but for a duplicator, unlike a copier that scans each sheet of paper to copy it, a master is made and ink is permeated into it to make a lot of copies, and this process is called "duplicating."

    More about digital duplicator
    digital copier

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