SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 30 November 2018 - Chubb observedits seventh annual Regional Day of Service in the Asia Pacific (5-9 November)with more than 800 employees in 12 territories participating in communityprojects to increase educational opportunities for underprivileged children.
Focused Approach for Greater Impact on Communities
Chubb believes thatpositive contributions to communities return long-lasting benefits to societyand the company's employees and business. To boost the impact of its annual Regional Day of Serviceacross the region, employees from both the general and life insuranceoperations again joined forces with their collective outreach efforts organizedaround the theme, Education@Heart. Chubb employees led a variety of activities,with a focus on skills-based volunteerism, to meet the needs of localcommunities where they live and work.
Paul McNamee, Regional President forChubb in Asia Pacific said: "Educationhas the power to bring about impactful change to the lives of individualsthroughout their life journey. Our aim is that the Education@Heart program willprovide children with the knowledge and skills they require to succeed later inlife and fulfill the hopes of their communities. Since its inauguration in 2012, theRegional Day of Service has become part of our corporate identity, with thespirit 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 volunteerismand philanthropy and how they have strengthened employee engagement."
Cunqiang Li, Chief Operating Officer of ChubbLife added: "Spending time with, and giving our attention to, childrenin the communities that we serve is one of the highlights of the year for us atChubb Life. Our Education@Heart program includesactivities from science and technology to protecting the environment. All aredesigned to spark curiosity, nurture creativity and sharpen the concentrationof every child. I believe that it is these qualities that will equip today'syoung people to succeed in our rapidly changing world and we are proud to playour part in helping them."
Cross-section of Non-Profit Collaborations ReflectsChubb's Cultural Diversity
Twelve markets tookpart this year in a range of volunteer projects, reflecting the company'scultural diversity across the region. Participating markets included Australia,China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines,Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Regional Day ofService activities for underprivileged children ranged from educationalprograms, skills coaching and creating green spaces to fund-raising field-tripsand the giving of school equipment and basic necessities.
Regional Day of Service Highlights
In Australia, employeesdonned wacky costumes and completed tasks to raise funds amazing-race-style inSydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. All proceeds went to KidsXpress, anorganization which runs expressive therapy programs for children impacted bytraumatic experiences to learn to express themselves through music, art, dramaand play.
Superheroesprotecting the environment: a team of volunteers in Australia completing one ofthe tasks in the "amazing race" fundraiser
Hong Kong volunteers collaboratedwith St. James Settlement, a charitable organisation providing diversifiedservices for the community, provide diversified services, including children and youth services,elderly services and rehabilitation servicesto run four painting sessions for more than 100 underprivilegedchildren. Over 80 employees gave more than 250 hours to help the children.
Over in Indonesia, volunteers visitedthe 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 developingthe children's psychomotor andcognitive abilities, from storytelling to learning about the planets andthe solar system to financial literacy.
Striking a unique note, volunteers in Koreamade special tactile books about Korean traditional musical instruments forvisually impaired children. These books were donated to schools andvarious educational institutions in commemoration of "Sight Day" in Korea.
Volunteers making special tactilebooks in Korea
In Malaysia, a series of activitiessuch as batik painting and health awareness workshops, and a field trip to theSpritzer Ecopark were organized for about 250 children and volunteers inseveral states across the country.
Children from theSeremban Children Welfare Organization taking part in a batik painting workshop
Meanwhile in the Philippines,volunteers supported Ronald McDonald House Charities' (RMHC) Read-To-LearnProgram. Employees assisted in a Teaching Beginning Reading Workshop foreducators, Pre-Test Evaluation for students, and Post-Test Evaluation of theprogram. They also donated Read to Learn Kits to students and organized fun activities for the children.
Staff volunteers in Taiwanworked with the Family of Joy Social Welfare Foundation, an organization supportingchildren with autistic spectrum disorder and Down syndrome. Volunteersorganized a series of educational activities for the children, including avisit to the Taipei Astronomical Museum and an environmental protection fieldtrip to clean up Da-an Forest Park, Taipei.
Fieldtrip to the Taipei Astronomical Museum for children from the Family of JoySocial Welfare Foundation
A donation of THB 100,000 was made tosupport Teach For Thailand's initiatives at the Science Museum in the provinceof Pathumthani. Volunteers made it possible for over 120 children from schoolsaffliated to Teach For Thailand to enjoy a day out at the Science Museum. Watchthis video for more information.
In Vietnam, employeesvisited Thanh An Primary School, situated in the impoverished Thanh An commune,Can Gio District, donating school equipment and grants to 100 underprivilegedstudents. Chubb volunteers also created green corners around the school,decorated classroom corridors and redeveloped the campus garden.
Chubb has a richtradition of corporate philanthropy and volunteerism. The Chubb Annual RegionalDay of Service demonstrates the company's commitment to being a responsiblecorporate citizen by helping those in need in the region where it has a longand deep presence.
Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualtyinsurance company. With operations in 54 countries and territories, Chubbprovides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personalaccident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to adiverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, we assess, assume andmanage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairlyand promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and serviceofferings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength andlocal operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the NewYork 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.