The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund

Introduction to Grant Projects

Class for Everyone (NPO)

Providing environmental education with the purpose of spreading mobility-type off-grid power systems to areas without electricity as well as Japanese communities

Activity grant

Project Description

This project aims to develop mobility-type off-grid power systems and provide environmental education necessary for their dissemination in both the non-electrified regions of Africa and certain Japanese communities. The two main points of this project are that the mobility function of these systems enables the wide-range and versatile use of electricity, and that these systems function as a method of preventing crime and disaster during emergencies. Additionally, they are to be produced using reusable materials as much as possible. By creating an environment in which these systems can be produced through DIY efforts by African and Japanese communities, this project aims to promote cooperation between residents and strengthen the resilience of communities while spreading natural energy-powered electricity usage. [No. K19-0024]

Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund FY2019 Activity Grants List (PDF 470KB)

Resource Circulation
Grant year
FY2019 Activity Grants
Grant term
2 years (April 2020 - March 2022)
Grant amount
Activity region
Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan; Korogwe, Tanga Region, Tanzania
An electricity-making workshop underway in Tanzanine

Overview of the Organization

Representative: Koji Takahama
Project organization
Class for Everyone (NPO)
Chairman: Koji Takahama
Establishment Purpose
Class For Everyone aims to "create equal opportunities," "realize human potential" and "develop sustainable humans and societies" by carying out projects mainly targeting poverty-stricken people in rural areas of developing countries and through means such as using the internet to correct information gaps suffered by those people.
Recent Activities
With a focus on "learning from reuse," Class For All develops activities that provide children with sustainable and high-quality educational opportunities which transcend national borders. CFA also utilizes mobile libraries in its efforts which center on the reuse of computers and solar panels to built ICT education environments for children in developing countries in Asia and Africa.
Number of Full-time employees: 1 / Number of Part timers:3 / Number of Members: 20
WEB site
Voice of Representative
Through opportunities to reconsider the extent to and methods by which they use electricity, I want to see people in Africa and Japan gain the ability to solve problems through DIY, cultivating the mindset from their own perspectives that "we can make electricity on our own!"