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Dai-ichi Life Vietnam on mission for a better life
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Dai-ichi Life Vietnam on mission for a better life

The Saigon Times

Dai-ichi Life Vietnam employees join a blood donation in Bac Ninh Province - PHOTOS: DAI-ICHI LIFE VIETNAM

Sticking to the humane philosophy “People First,” Dai-ichi Life Vietnam, one of the leading life insurers in the country, has put social responsibility on the front burner, apart from its business activities over the past 13 years. With the commitment to bring great values to the community, the life insurer is relentlessly initiating a variety of community programs, spending over VND42 billion on practical activities.

“For a better life” foundation

To make a firm commitment to bringing long-term benefits to the Vietnamese people, the insurer managed to establish its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Foundation named “For a better life”, which gained approval from the Ministry of Home Affairs on April 6, 2016. The establishment of the non-profit organization operating on a voluntary and financially independent basis was aimed at supporting the community in the fields of education, healthcare and environment to help residents improve their quality of life and contribute to the sustainable development of the nation. 

“The sustainable business foundation shows the responsibility towards the community. Dai-ichi Life Vietnam’s responsibility to the society is to carry out humane and charitable programs to improve living standards for Vietnamese citizens,” Takashi Fujii, Chairman of Dai-ichi Life International for Asia Pacific, and Honorary Chairman of Dai-ichi Life Vietnam and the foundation, told the establishment ceremony of the foundation.

“Once in operation, the “For a better life” CSR Foundation will enable us to embark on long-term and regular community programs throughout the country, affirming our prestige and sustainable development commitments in the Vietnamese market,” he added.

Focusing on contribution to the community

In 2019, through the foundation, Dai-ichi Life Vietnam spent over VND8 billion conducting a wide range of charitable programs, including seven blood donation drives with a combined 1,102 blood units donated, five programs providing clean water and building restrooms at schools and installing 39 water filter systems.

Moreover, the foundation donated ear-nose-throat endoscopy equipment to a hospital serving some 1,000 patients in a mountainous area in the country, provided free cataract surgeries for 500 people who could not afford treatments, and gifted over 8,000 scholarships and presents to poor students nationwide.

This year, the foundation organized blood donation programs in the northern province of Bac Ninh on June 11, in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on July 24 and in HCMC on October 20 with a total of 780 blood units for donation.

Apart from donating blood to save lives, the foundation helped bring light to 500 sight-impaired patients in HCMC, Daklak and Kien Giang provinces in June, July and October, respectively.

In an effort to improve the life quality of residents across the country, Dai-ichi Life Vietnam donated VND50 million help poor households in HCMC’s Phu Nhuan District to enjoy the New Year 2020, while the foundation spent another VND50 million supporting residents of Moc Chau District in the northern mountainous province of Son La who were hit by natural disasters in April.

Nurturing talents for the future, Dai-ichi Life Vietnam spent some VND2 billion benefiting many poor students with outstanding academic performance across the country, including the southern region (Binh Phuoc, HCMC, Soc Trang, Ben Tre, Vinh Long, Tra Vinh and Hau Giang), central Vietnam (Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Thua Thien-Hue, and so on), and the northern region (Ha Giang, Yen Bai, Hai Duong, Bac Giang, Phu Tho, Hanoi, etc.).

Besides this, the firm also attaches great importance to the learning and living environment of students. This year, the foundation has deployed the clean water and restroom project worth over VND380 million; and building six restrooms and a flower garden for Nguyen Van Troi Primary School in Quang Nam Province’s Thang Binh District. The foundation also presented 461 gift sets valued at VND58 million to students of the school at the handover ceremony.

Dai-ichi Life Vietnam donates hand sanitizers and face masks to join the fight against Covid-19

Following the Government’s directive and policy in the fight against Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, Dai-ichi Life Vietnam’s foundation spent some VND6 billion on Covid-19 infection prevention and control activities from February to May, including delivering one million leaflets instructing locals to protect their health and prevent the transmission of Covid-19.

Aside from awarding 200,000 face masks and bottles of hand sanitizer to its customers, residents and front-liners, the foundation also supported 2,000 Covid-19 affected residents in Tay Ninh, Ha Tinh, Ha Giang provinces, and Da Nang and Can Tho cities.

These days, as natural disasters are wrecking Central Vietnam havoc, Dai-ichi Life Vietnam is making plans to lend a helping hand to flood-hit residents this month through the “Connecting millions of hearts-Toward the central region” program, while the foundation will continue to give scholarships to needy students and conduct clean water for schools and restroom projects nationwide.

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