Bangkok, December 2016 – Chubb announced today that its life and general insurance operations in Thailand, held their ‘Day of Service’ during which more 150 volunteers spent time with 150 elementary school students together with their teachers to launch the ‘English @ Heart’ initiative. The latter is a long term initiative to teach Thai students from public elementary schools the importance of learning and using English as a means to thrive and compete in the broader South East Asian community.
To kick off Chubb’s ‘English@Heart’ initiative, a mini camp was held at Bangkok’s Children’s Discovery Museum with students from five schools participating in a series of fun activities designed to motivate them to love learning English. The students participated in English language cooking and art classes, as well as a ‘Mission Possible’ walk rally which paired Chubb volunteers with children to complete English language tasks such as finding hidden messages in the museum.
A tradition which dates back to 2012, the annual Regional Day of Service reflects Chubb’s firm belief that positive contributions to communities return long-lasting benefits to society and the company’s employees and business. Employees across 12 markets in the Asia Pacific region devoted their time to various charitable projects in November. Their community outreach activities focused on two main causes – increasing educational opportunities for underprivileged students, and improving the livelihood for individuals and communities.
Sally O’Hara, Country President of Chubb Life Assurance Public Company Limited, said, “Whilst the project is launched under the umbrella of Chubb’s Regional Day of Service, the English@Heart initiative is not a ‘one-off activity’. It will be run over a one-year implementation timeframe for the first group of participants. We would like to thank Professor Adam Bradshaw who is the lead educator in helping us to introduce this program. We also thank Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and Children's Discovery Museum for offering venue support for this year’s program.”
Nittaya Piriyathamwong, Country President of Chubb Samaggi Insurance PCL., added, “Chubb is committed to investing in education to help students prepare for the future. We have been supportive in the past to fund education facilities and equipment for underprivileged children especially in remote regions across the country. The ‘English@Heart’ initiative adds another dimension to our continued commitment of education because of the importance placed on learning English since it is the language of commerce. Given the success of this inaugural initiative, we are hopeful of encouraging other elementary schools to join the program.”
Chubb is the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurer. 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. 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.
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Chubb Life in Thailand
Chubb Life is the global life insurance division of Chubb. Chubb Life in Thailand (Chubb Life Assurance Public Company Limited), established in 2001, offers a comprehensive array of quality life insurance products to meet the financial protection and security needs of a broad range of customers. By taking a needs-based approach, the company skillfully helps customers evaluate their financial requirements and devises customized plans to safeguard their future, property and business. Chubb Life distributes its products through its professional and growing tied agency network of around 3,500 agents, as well as through its partnerships with leading banks, financial institutions, independent brokers and other companies to tailor insurance policies for their clients and employees. The variety of distribution channels employed enables Chubb Life to continuously grow its customer base.