We are pleased to inform you that PADECO has signed a sponsorship contract with the soccer club Esperanza S.C. based in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Former Argentine national team player Ortega learned that the suicide rate of Japanese children is high and came to Japan to try to reduce this rate through his soccer coaching. He founded Esperanza (which means hope in Spanish) in 2002.
There are differences between Japan and the rest of the world, and vice versa, but we will share the idea of "working for the hopes of children" using our own tools, and aim for social contributions that we can make by ourselves. We signed a sponsorship contract with Mr. Ortega to mutually support and develop each other's activities.