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Opening a colorful world for children: FORVIA opened its first Green IT Classroom in Zhangzhou, Fujian

On March 24th, 2023, with strong support from its leadership and volunteers, the world's seventh largest automotive technology supplier FORVIA established its first FORVIA Green IT classroom in a Zhangzhou Central Primary School in Fujian. This Green IT Classroom is also Faurecia’s the tenth Green IT Classroom, opened with the support of Maverlinn & Netspring teams. Since 2013, the program has provided 270 environment-friendly refurbished computers to schools in need, which benefited over 6500 students.
Ms. Kathy Sun, Vice President of Faurecia Asia Human Resources, handed over the Green IT Classroom nameplate to the school principal. Joyful students also expressed their welcome and gratitude with a very colorful performance during the opening ceremony. FORVIA management team also jointly planted an osmanthus tree with the school together in the school garden, and looks forward to witness the blooming of the tree in the future and the growth of the students.
“We always adhere to the faith and original intention to keep on supporting education and environmental protection. We also have greater confidence to give more happy meaning to this project. It is expected that with the participation and support of more people in the future, this project can maintain vitality and innovation forever and pass on positive social energy.”
_Xiaoli Zheng, Director of External Communications and Public Affairs of Faurecia China
“Our school doesn’t have the funds to replace advanced computer equipment, and cannot satisfy the students' desire to learn IT skills. Thanks to the Green IT classroom and extracurricular activity materials provided by FORVIA Group this time, it has solved the school's urgent needs.”
_School Principal
The volunteers also shared many happy moments with the students in the classroom, teaching Netspring coding classes and Maverlinn handicraft activities. In the coding classes, the students learned to write programs to plant trees. In the handicraft activities, they developed their imagination by composing pictures with natural elements. 
Before these activities, volunteers fully engaged in their preparation, under the guidance of Maverlinn Impact Innovation. After thorough in-class volunteering preparation, 95% of surveyed volunteers felt: "The volunteering training has brought me closer to other department employees and has had a positive impact on our future work." And "Our company is a socially responsible company, and I am proud of this.”
“This is the tenth time that I have participated in common good activities, but it is the first time that I participated as a FORVIA volunteer. This is one of the most heartwarming experiences I've ever had. It is unforgettable and meaningful to be able to help kids answer their questions closely”.
_From one FORVIA Volunteer
We would like to thank FORVIA Group and its volunteers into making a long lasting difference in the lives of these students, and also our local partner: Zhangzhou Xiangcheng Xiange Social Work Service Center for their support to the program.