On 17 August 2015, Obayashi Vietnam Corporation welcomed Japanese internship student, Ms. Arisa Kawano, for 2 weeks, as one of CSR activities in our company. On her first day at Hochiminh Head Office, she had a chance to say “Hello” to all staffs in Regular Monday Communication Morning. As scheduled, she worked with each department in turn to understand more about the construction company’s operation.
Kawano participated in most of company activities such as teaching assistant in Japanese course, making plan for a company monthly newsletter, visiting orphanages for notebook donation to unlucky children, attending trips and learning about the operation of Hospital, University, Labor Department and visiting construction site. She didn’t encounter any difficulties in different language, culture, food or weather, but this young girl proved us that she’s always positive and strong to adapt to new challenges. Obayashi Vietnam’s staffs were really impressed by her bright smiles and willing helps.
On the last day of the internship, everyone decided to surprise Kawano with a small farewell party. Only 30 minutes, but the presence of everyone and their enthusiasm made her so touching and bursting into tears. The two - week internship filled with all good and sweet memories about the company, Vietnamese people and culture. Obayashi Vietnam Corporation will continue this internship program for students in coming years and warmly guide them to acquire more helpful experience in future work.