Social Responsibility

How Shiryama 601 is Held Accountable

In Paris on December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, setting the standard for achievements for all humans, everywhere.
This declaration gives ‘recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world…’ [The Universal Declaration of Human Rights]
Since this declaration, the world has shifted many times. Our human family has yet to fulfil its obligations to care about and protect each other. However, foundations, charities, individuals and various organisations have worked for years to meet the expectations of our social contract.
In 1989, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) set out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children. The nations which have signed and ratified the convention (all nations, except the United States and Somalia) are required to report to the UNCRC committee periodically and agree to be bound to the convention by international law.
‘The four core principles of the Convention are non-discrimination; devotion to the best interests of the child; the right to life, survival and development; and respect for the views of the child. Every right spelt out in the CRC is inherent to the human dignity and harmonious development of every child.’ [UNCRC]

That the world requires such conventions to protect the human family is a sad reality. That there are foundations and organisations that work to support and uphold the values that make for a peaceful and just society is the relief.

Shiryama 601 supports Bright Kids Charity because it upholds the values set out in the UN conventions on human and children’s rights by supporting children who are growing up in orphanages and those who are from underprivileged circumstances.

Bright Kids Charity is committed to providing aid for medical care and high-quality education to children who might otherwise not have access to such basic rights. The charity, which shows foresight and commitment to real-world issues, provides children with an education in computing and technology and funding to support medical needs so that their future can be bright.

Shiryama 601 is a regular donor to the charity. We understand that access to learning and development is the opportunity that every child needs to secure a future for themselves.
However, children growing up in difficult circumstances have additional needs that cannot be easily met. Without a secure family unit and adult guidance, children require more from their role models. For children to emulate the qualities that matter most in a harmonious and functional society they must be given access to the development of emotional intelligence. These life lessons are taught through interactions with community leaders and skilled artisans who generously share their time and knowledge with the most vulnerable in our society. By providing opportunities for children to learn art, languages, sports, and other social activities, these children are accessing and developing the high-level skills needed to participate in society, secure a job in adulthood and end a cycle of poverty and deprivation.
While education is the cornerstone of a bright future, without the basic necessities of life, such as medical care, it means little. Bright Kids Charity works hard to provide clothing, healthcare, and basic necessities to the orphanages and underprivileged children it supports. Shiryama 601 is always striving to meet the needs of the charity to ensure that no child who supported by the charity goes without.

Shiryama 601 chooses to work with Bright Kids as part of a commitment to ensuring that the success of the business means more than just creating wealth. We want to create futures too. We do this by providing funding for equipment, education, enrichment and other necessities provided for by Bright Kids Charity to those it supports.
Understanding that improving the quality of life for our human family today will affect how we interact tomorrow is a basic concept that appears to be eroding under the strain of government forces worldwide. By private businesses, corporations or individuals choosing to take action to support those who are identified as our most vulnerable human family members, we can make a difference.
Shiryama 601 is committed to raising human dignity by helping raise our children and offering them a bright future through the support of Bright Kids Charity.