Tokio Marine Insurance donates tablets to disadvantaged pupils in Ho Chi Minh City

December 06, 2021 | 13:30
Japanese-backed non-life insurer Tokio Marine Insurance Vietnam has partnered with Ho Chi Minh City Women's Union to launch the Loving Arms campaign, delivering 250 tablets to disadvantaged students in the southern growth centre who have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Tokio Marine Insurance donates tablets to disadvantaged pupils in Ho Chi Minh City
Isao Kotegawa, branch director & staffs of Tokio Marine Insurance Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City office, handing out tablets to disadvantaged students

The ceremony featured members of the Board of Directors and the employees of Tokio Marine Insurance Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City office, representatives from the City Women's Union and the Department of Education and Training, several local organisations, as well as more than 100 orphaned students who are in tough circumstances due to the pandemic.

The tablets are new and good quality products from Samsung and are expected to help students to pursue distant learning effectively.

“Education has been one of the areas most strongly affected by the pandemic. Millions of students nationwide could not go to school and had to participate in remote learning programmes. The lack of distant learning devices has been a challenge for many students,” said Isao Kotegawa, branch director of Tokio Marine Insurance Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City office on the occasion. “Tokio Marine Insurance Vietnam collaborates with the Ho Chi Minh City Women's Union to launch the Loving Arms campaign, playing a small part in accompanying local students in Ho Chi Minh City to overcome their difficult circumstances and join distant learning.”

Tokio Marine Insurance donates tablets to disadvantaged pupils in Ho Chi Minh City
Isao Kotegawa giving remarks at the event

According to Tran Thi Huyen Thanh, vice president of Ho Chi Minh City Women's Union, more than 23,000 people have died in Vietnam as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and thousands of children have been placed in orphanages after losing their parents' and relatives' affection, care, and support. To relieve some of that suffering, organisations, individuals, and businesses have expressed a sense of responsibility for the community, and organised different useful initiatives.

“The city provides social services and assists and cares for residents in times of adversity and epidemics. Today, the City Women's Union in collaboration with Tokio Marine Vietnam Insurance held a computer donation ceremony to support orphans as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic in Ho Chi Minh City, with the goal of providing them with additional energy to help them overcome difficulties and losses and look forward to a better future,” said Thanh.

Tokio Marine Insurance donates tablets to disadvantaged pupils in Ho Chi Minh City
Isao Kotegawa presented the donation to a representative of the Ho Chi Minh City Women's Union

Tokio Marine Vietnam Insurance is looking to help reduce the pandemic impact on vulnerable groups in the local community, particularly pupils who are the country's future. Previously, the insurer also contributed to the national COVID-19 vaccine fund and assisted customers and partners in preventing pandemic risks through the presentation of medical masks, hand sanitisers, and digital infrared thermometers.

Throughout its 25-year development journey in Vietnam, Tokio Marine Insurance Vietnam has been continuously pursuing social corporate responsibility projects to support vulnerable groups and contribute to the sustainable growth of local communities.

Two of its most successful projects are “Helmets for students” since 2019 under which the insurer has been presenting high-quality helmets to disadvantaged students nationwide to improve traffic safety in the school environment, as well as a long-term mangrove planting project. Thousands of hectares of mangrove forests have been planted in the northern provinces during the past decade, contributing to local environmental protection.

Tokio Marine Insurance Vietnam Co. Ltd. was established in 1996 as the first foreign-invested insurance company in Vietnam. With diverse non-life insurance products and services of Japanese quality, the company has been providing domestic and foreign customers with safety and security against risks in business and life. During the past 25 years of its establishment, the company has served more than 2,000 customers. More than half of them are Japanese corporations which have been investing in Vietnam.

By Ha Thuy

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