Panasonic “Light up the Future” Uses Solar Lanterns to aid Rural Cambodia


Panasonic Cambodia, in collaboration with the non-governmental organisation Light with Dignity (LWD), recently provided 1,050 Panasonic Solar Lanterns to people living in areas of Cambodia without access to electricity – in particular in Battambang and Pursat Provinces.

Panasonic is helping rural Cambodia to address the problem of those living in areas without access to electricity with its “Light up the Future” program.

Panasonic Cambodia Solar Lanterns – “Light up the Future” program

Yasunobu Matsumoto, CEO and Country Head of Panasonic Cambodia, led the mission to Veal Village which was also accompanied by the district governor and other dignitaries. The recipients of the donation of solar lanterns from Panasonic also included people from three other rural districts; Prek Pir Village, Ta Deh Village and Boeng Krolor Village from Pursat and Battambang provinces.

Panasonic "Light up the Future" Rural Areas Cambodia

Mr. Yasunobu Matsumoto stated his excitement at meeting the people of Veal Village in person, as well as his desire for Panasonic Cambodia to become more active in community programs, he said:

“This is not a one-time effort, and Panasonic will continue to assist in improving the lighting condition of the people living in rural Cambodia.”

Before the lights were distributed to the village, LWD conducted a survey to select the families that needed the lanterns the most. Solar lanterns have many uses:

  • People can use lanterns for lighting up their houses so that they can more easily and safely cook.
  • Children can continue to study when it gets dark outside.
  • These lanterns can also be used as a substitute for streetlights at night.

A Panasonic Cambodia representative described how the firm is committed to creating an inclusive society free of poverty by participating in activities that address social issues.

The representative said, “the ‘Light of the future’ program is one of our social duties to end poverty, which is why we are partnering with LWD, a non-governmental organisation that works with vulnerable people and communities to alter their personal and socioeconomic conditions towards self-sufficiency through a holistic development strategy.”

Cambodia Panasonic "Light up the Future" Rural Areas

About Panasonic Corporation

Panasonic Corporation is a global leader in developing innovative technologies and solutions for wide-ranging applications in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, and B2B sectors.

The company, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018, operates 522 subsidiaries and 69 associated companies worldwide and reported consolidated net sales of 6,698.8 billion yen for the year ended March 31, 2021. Committed to pursuing new value through collaborative innovation, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for customers.

Founded in 2010, Panasonic Cambodia is the official representative office of Panasonic Singapore in Cambodia, responsible for the sales, aftermarket sales, marketing, and distribution of Panasonic products in both the B2B and B2C segments.

Panasonic Cambodia also plays an active role in creating lasting, positive impacts on society and the communities it serves. For more information, please visit the Panasonic Cambodia website.

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