SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 30 November 2018 - Chubb observed
its seventh annual Regional Day of Service in the Asia Pacific (5-9 November)
with more than 800 employees in 12 territories participating in community
projects to increase educational opportunities for underprivileged children.
Focused Approach for Greater Impact on Communities
Chubb believes that
positive contributions to communities return long-lasting benefits to society
and the company's employees and business. To boost the impact of its annual Regional Day of Service
across the region, employees from both the general and life insurance
operations again joined forces with their collective outreach efforts organized
around the theme, Education@Heart. Chubb employees led a variety of activities,
with a focus on skills-based volunteerism, to meet the needs of local
communities where they live and work.
Paul McNamee, Regional President for
Chubb in Asia Pacific said: "Education
has the power to bring about impactful change to the lives of individuals
throughout their life journey. Our aim is that the Education@Heart program will
provide children with the knowledge and skills they require to succeed later in
life and fulfill the hopes of their communities. Since its inauguration in 2012, the
Regional Day of Service has become part of our corporate identity, with the
spirit of giving deeply ingrained in the hearts and minds of Chubb employees.
We're very proud of the way our employees have embraced the values of volunteerism
and philanthropy and how they have strengthened employee engagement."
Cunqiang Li, Chief Operating Officer of Chubb
Life added: "Spending time with, and giving our attention to, children
in the communities that we serve is one of the highlights of the year for us at
Chubb Life. Our Education@Heart program includes
activities from science and technology to protecting the environment. All are
designed to spark curiosity, nurture creativity and sharpen the concentration
of every child. I believe that it is these qualities that will equip today's
young people to succeed in our rapidly changing world and we are proud to play
our part in helping them."
Cross-section of Non-Profit Collaborations Reflects
Chubb's Cultural Diversity
Twelve markets took
part this year in a range of volunteer projects, reflecting the company's
cultural diversity across the region. Participating markets included Australia,
China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines,
Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Regional Day of
Service activities for underprivileged children ranged from educational
programs, skills coaching and creating green spaces to fund-raising field-trips
and the giving of school equipment and basic necessities.
Regional Day of Service Highlights
In Australia, employees
donned wacky costumes and completed tasks to raise funds amazing-race-style in
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. All proceeds went to KidsXpress, an
organization which runs expressive therapy programs for children impacted by
traumatic experiences to learn to express themselves through music, art, drama
protecting the environment: a team of volunteers in Australia completing one of
the tasks in the "amazing race" fundraiser
Hong Kong volunteers collaborated
with St. James Settlement, a charitable organisation providing diversified
services for the community, provide diversified services, including children and youth services,
elderly services and rehabilitation servicesto run four painting sessions for more than 100 underprivileged
children. Over 80 employees gave more than 250 hours to help the children.
Over in Indonesia, volunteers visited
the SDN Kedung Dalam 1 &
2 schools of Kidoso Village in Mauk, Tangerang. During the visit,
the volunteers organized a range of educational activities aimed at developing
the children's psychomotor and
cognitive abilities, from storytelling to learning about the planets and
the solar system to financial literacy.
Striking a unique note, volunteers in Korea
made special tactile books about Korean traditional musical instruments for
visually impaired children. These books were donated to schools and
various educational institutions in commemoration of "Sight Day" in Korea.
Volunteers making special tactile
books in Korea
In Malaysia, a series of activities
such as batik painting and health awareness workshops, and a field trip to the
Spritzer Ecopark were organized for about 250 children and volunteers in
several states across the country.
Children from the
Seremban Children Welfare Organization taking part in a batik painting workshop
Meanwhile in the Philippines,
volunteers supported Ronald McDonald House Charities' (RMHC) Read-To-Learn
Program. Employees assisted in a Teaching Beginning Reading Workshop for
educators, Pre-Test Evaluation for students, and Post-Test Evaluation of the
program. They also donated Read to Learn Kits to students and organized fun activities for the children.
Staff volunteers in Taiwan
worked with the Family of Joy Social Welfare Foundation, an organization supporting
children with autistic spectrum disorder and Down syndrome. Volunteers
organized a series of educational activities for the children, including a
visit to the Taipei Astronomical Museum and an environmental protection field
trip to clean up Da-an Forest Park, Taipei.
trip to the Taipei Astronomical Museum for children from the Family of Joy
Social Welfare Foundation
A donation of THB 100,000 was made to
support Teach For Thailand's initiatives at the Science Museum in the province
of Pathumthani. Volunteers made it possible for over 120 children from schools
affliated to Teach For Thailand to enjoy a day out at the Science Museum. Watch
this video for more information.
In Vietnam, employees
visited Thanh An Primary School, situated in the impoverished Thanh An commune,
Can Gio District, donating school equipment and grants to 100 underprivileged
students. Chubb volunteers also created green corners around the school,
decorated classroom corridors and redeveloped the campus garden.
Chubb has a rich
tradition of corporate philanthropy and volunteerism. The Chubb Annual Regional
Day of Service demonstrates the company's commitment to being a responsible
corporate citizen by helping those in need in the region where it has a long
and deep presence.
Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty
insurance company. With operations in 54 countries and territories, Chubb
provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal
accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a
diverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and
manage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairly
and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service
offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and
local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New
York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index.
Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London and other locations,
and employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide.