FWD celebrates 10 years with region-wide community initiatives

Featuring 10 programs across 10 of its markets that serve over 10 million customers

FWD celebrates 10 years with region-wide community initiatives

Insurance News

By Kenneth Araullo

FWD is celebrating its 10th year in the industry with a region-wide community initiative to better serve its over 10 million customers across 10 Asian markets.

The 10 grants in 10 markets initiative will support charitable programs with a focus on financial inclusion. The initiative directly supports the firm’s ESG strategy, which has financial literacy as one of its most important aspects.

  • Hong Kong SAR – supporting CareER to enhance its job-matching services for highly educated persons with disabilities and special educational needs
  • Macau SAR – supporting Caritas Macau to develop an online sales platform and physical store for handicrafts made by people with disabilities, including vocational skills training
  • Thailand – sponsoring 10 student scholarships for professional hospitality training, with support from the Pimali Foundation
  • Japan – partnering with NPO Welfare Beauty and Barber Training Association to develop a support program for young caregivers
  • Cambodia – sponsoring a financial literacy focused radio show with the Women’s Media Centre of Cambodia
  • Indonesia – launching the InnovateHer Academy program in partnership with KUMPUL.ID to support 10 female entrepreneurs to kickstart their businesses
  • Malaysia – partnering with NGOhub to deliver financial awareness and digital marketing programs to 10 lower income families to improve financial and digital literacy
  • Philippines – further expansion of the JA SparktheDream program to provide out of school youths with entrepreneurship and certified financial literacy training
  • Singapore – partnering with The Simple Sum to develop and distribute financial literacy e-comic book to beneficiaries through local NGO partners
  • Vietnam – further expansion of the JA SparktheDream program to create cartoon videos which educate on financial literacy

“Over the past decade, the FWD journey has been ambitious. It’s a story of growth, success, commitment, perseverance, and determination in changing the way people feel about insurance. FWD is 10 years young, and we have only just begun,” FWD Group CEO Huynh Thanh Phong said. “Caring has long been one of our values here at FWD and that extends to the communities where we live, work, and serve customers. We’re delighted to expand our Community Care programme further and boost financial inclusion in local communities with these meaningful projects.”

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