Chubb Life Assurance PCL. is committed to increasing the educational opportunities for students and improving the livelihood of communities across Thailand. Recently, it joined hands with Teach for Thailand foundation (TFT) to organise its ‘Say Yes to Less Plastic’ competition. This initiative is designed to raise awareness of environmental issues and encourage students to develop new ideas to reduce plastic waste in their schoools. The program offers opportunities for the students to enhance their knowledge and skills to present sustainable solutions.
In November, Chubb employees across 12 markets in Asia Pacific devoted their time to various charitable projects as part of their ‘Regional Day of Service’. This has two main objectives - increasing educational opportunities for underprivileged students and improving the livelihood of communities. Due to the Covid-19 situation and prevention measures, Chubb Life joined hands with the Teach for Thailand foundation to hold an online competition, ‘Say Yes to Less Plastic’, in collaboration with Khun Romtham Khumnurak, an environmental columnist known as ‘Environman’, who was a program advisor and part of the judging panel. Over 200 students, between grade 7-9 from the TFT network nationwide, submitted ideas for the project and received certificates and scholarships valued at THB 170,000.
Angela Hunter - Country President, Chubb Life Thailand said, ‘Chubb Life understands the importance of education as an essential foundation for young people. We also aim to enhance the livelihood of their communities by educating students about the importance of preserving the environment. We launched the program,‘Say Yes to Less Plastic’, last year by providing environmental education to schoolchildren at a mangrove forest and then doing a public service by collecting garbage. This year we continued our initiative by raising awareness of optimizing and protecting natural resources. Due to the Covid-19 situation, we decided to run it online. We worked with the Teach for Thailand foundation to invite the students from across their network to develop and present their ideas under the ‘3Rs’ concept: Reducing, Reusing or Recycling, and then apply this concept to plastic waste in their schools. We are confident this activity has benefited students, schools and communities and will do so for years to come.’
The winning ideas for the competition were: