Dai-ichi Life Vietnam granted gifts to disadvantaged children of ethnic minorities in Lac Duong, Lam Dong

On July 21st, 2016, on the occasion of the company’s Mancom Meeting 2016 in Da Lat, the Board of Directors and senior management team of Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company of Vietnam, Limited ("Dai-ichi Life Vietnam") collaborated with the People’s Committee of Lac Duong, and the Sponsoring Association for Poor patients, Disabled people and Orphans of Lam Dong province, to visit and grant gifts valued at VND 120 million to needy children of K’Ho and Ma ethnics. As part of the charitable campaign “For a better life” to celebrate the 10th year Dai-ichi Life Vietnam partnering with the country and Vietnamese people (18/1/2016-18/1/2017), the sponsoring gifts consisting of student bags and sweets (totally worth VND 80 million), and cash (worth VND 40 million) were donated by Dai-ichi Life Vietnam’s Board of Directors and employees as an encouragement for struggling children of ethnic minorities in Lac Duong to overcome life hardships. 

Also under the “For a better life of needy ethnic children” charity program, the management team of Dai-ichi Life Vietnam conducted many games and activities such as drawing and planting trees for the ethnic children at the Center of Sport and Culture of Lac Duong. In addition, Dai-ichi Life Vietnam visited and sponsored cash and necessities worth VND 6 million for the Charity kitchen at Lac Duong Medical Center to support and contribute to improving local quality of life. 

Mr. Tran Dinh Quan, General Director of Dai-ichi Life Vietnam, said: “Throughout more than 9 years in operation, we always strive to be a pro-active member of the Vietnamese community, and consider this as our corporate social responsibility. On the occasion of our Mancom Meeting held annually in each province, Dai-ichi Life Vietnam have initiated numerous philanthropic activities in conjunction with our business motto “Thinking people first”, which is adhered to by all members of Dai-ichi Life Vietnam, especially the senior management team. In particular, granting gifts to disadvantaged children is one of our many meaningful and realistic social programs that have gained enthusiastic response from members of the company. With modest yet wholehearted gifts being offered today, we hope to bring more motivation for hard-working ethnic children to overcome difficulties and strive to study better.”

Aiming to serve the long-term interest of the community and contribute to the development of a better society, on April 6th, 2016, Dai-ichi Life Vietnam officially received the establishment license issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs for the CSR Foundation “For a better life”. Regular and long-term community support programs focusing on the fields of healthcare, education, environment and charity on nationwide scale will be implemented by the CSR Foundation in upcoming time.

Besides exceptional business endeavours, Dai-ichi Life Vietnam has proudly been the pioneer in many philanthropic and social programs with contribution of over VND15 billion, such as financing eye operations for the poor blinds, providing purified drinking water for rural schools, funding scholarships for the needy and hard-working pupils, offering aids for the families affected by floods in the Central provinces, donating warm clothes for the highlands children, rural bridge building program, blood donation program,… Dai-ichi Life Vietnam was honored to be awarded the “Corporate Social Responsibility Award” twice by the magazine Asia Insurance Review, the 1st time in 2013 for the program “For a better life” – installing water purifying system to provide clean drinking water to more than 18,000 pupils of the schools in rural areas of Vietnam, and the 2nd time in November 2015 for the program “A million red bricks, bridging the happiness” – building 10 bridges to facilitate safe and convenient travel for villagers in rural areas. The recognition and honour throughout Asia have demonstrated the strong commitment of the company to the development of a sustainable society for the sake of community benefits.