Ho Chi Minh City, September 5, 2016 – To provide the facilities of local schools with needed supplies and equipment and to address shortages in educational resources, Chubb Life Insurance Vietnam Company Limited (Chubb Life Vietnam) today announced the company’s continued support of four primary schools in Central Vietnam, which were sponsored and built with funds donated by the company from 2011 to 2014.
Under the auspices of the Central Region Natural Disaster Prevention and Support Fund, Chubb Charitable Foundation International and Chubb Life Vietnam have donated computers, books and equipment, valued at about VND 900 million, to supply the libraries and study laboratory of four schools - Xuan Lam (Phu Yen province), Trieu Do No.1 (Quang Tri province), Quang Thanh No.2 (Thua Thien Hue province) and Vinh Thanh No.2 (Nghe An province).
"We believe providing care and support to children is necessary for our society’s future. Our support to local schools over the past few years as well as this new donation aligns with our vision in contributing to education in a sustainable way,” Mr. Lam Hai Tuan, Country President of Chubb Life Vietnam said. “We believe the new schools, equipped with the facilities we sponsored, will serve many generations of students. We hope our efforts will help these students on their education journey and grow up to be responsible citizens. This project is also one of our ways to express our long term commitment to Vietnam”.
Being a socially responsible organization is one of the top priorities for Chubb Life Vietnam. Since it commenced operation in Vietnam 11 years ago, Chubb Life has actively contributed to Vietnam’s education system through its “Crossing Waves Fund”, a charitable fund launched in 2005. As of today, approximately VND 19 billion (US$ 850,000) has been donated to meet education needs via this Fund, including building schools and providing scholarships to 1,200 university students in need.
About Chubb Charitable Foundation – International
The Chubb Charitable Foundation – International is one of three charitable foundations associated with Chubb Group. In 2015, the combined foundations of Chubb and its predecessor companies made grants and matching gifts of more than US$7.5 million to support innovative initiatives around the globe. Chubb is a firm believer that positive contributions to the fabric of our communities return long-lasting benefits to society, our employees, and our company. We primarily focus our philanthropic support in the areas of education, poverty and health and the environment.
In 2015, The Chubb Charitable Foundation – International, in partnership with Chubb Life Vietnam, funded the rebuilding of the Yen My Primary School in Yen My Commune, Nong Cong District, Thanh Hoa Province. The new building meets the national standards for elementary schools at a new and safe location. With two floors and six classrooms, the new building offers adequate rooms and facilities to meet the basic learning needs of 200 local students. In addition to education, the school also serves as a safe shelter for approximately 300 local residents in the event of flooding.
In 2013, Chubb Charitable Foundation provided a two-year grant ofUS$465,400 (over VND 9 billion) to Roots of Peace (ROP) for the expansion of the Sustainable Horticulture and Agriculture Development Project (SHADE) in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam. With the grant from the Chubb Charitable Foundation, ROP has now expanded this program to provide subsidized plants and equipment, technical training, and follow-up activities through farmer field schools, farm visits, and mentoring to over 850 Vietnamese farmers in the Quang Tri Province.
About Chubb Life in Vietnam
Chubb Life is the global life insurance division of Chubb, the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries, 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. Chubb Limited, the parent company of Chubb Group, 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.
To meet the financial protection and security needs of its broad range of customers in Vietnam, Chubb Life Insurance Vietnam Company Limited offers a comprehensive array of quality life insurance and investment products. With a network of 44 offices, the company offers its products and services through banks and agents.
For further information, please visit life.chubb.com/vn.
Tran Thi Tuyet Minh
Chubb Life Insurance Vietnam Co., Ltd
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