Allianz launches mentoring program for youth and para-athletes

Event commenced with 35 students and athletes embarking on a six-month journey

Allianz launches mentoring program for youth and para-athletes

Insurance News

By Kenneth Araullo

Allianz Asia Pacific, in partnership with the Halogen Foundation and the Singapore Disability Sports Council, has launched the inaugural MoveNow Mentoring Program, with the event taking place at the insurer’s regional office in Singapore.

The program is designed to bridge the gap for youths and young athletes with disabilities in Singapore, aiding their transition from academic to professional life.

The initiative commences with 35 university students and para-athletes, ranging in age from 17 to 29, embarking on a six-month journey of growth and development. The launch featured a symbolic plant-watering ceremony, attended by Anusha Thavarajah, regional CEO of Allianz Asia Pacific, Dr Teo-Koh Sock Miang, president of the Singapore Disability Sports Council, Ivy Tse, CEO of Halogen Foundation, and senior leaders from Allianz's Singapore operations.

The program includes volunteer mentors from Allianz who have undergone specialized training to effectively guide the participants. The mentees will participate in at least six structured mentoring sessions, supplemented by additional events organized by Allianz. These events include CEO talks, introductions to the roles of insurers and asset managers, and discussions on career development, business, and sustainability with university and business partners.

As part of Allianz's broader corporate citizenship initiatives, the MoveNow Mentoring Program reflects the company's commitment to social responsibility through mentorship. The program offers mentees the chance to gain industry insights, expand their networks, and achieve personal development goals with the guidance of experienced mentors.

"This partnership shows our commitment to empowering the next generation, as Allianz strongly believes in guiding and supporting today's youth, especially those facing unique challenges, Thavarajah said. “We are dedicated to equipping young minds with the tools for success, ensuring they can confidently shape their future. Collaborating with various entities across the organization as One Allianz, we are excited to launch this mentorship initiative as part of our ongoing global youth development efforts, where we strive to move now, towards a more sustainable and brighter future.”

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