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ACE launches CSR project to encourage university students to give back to the society

August 21, 2014 Destination Thailand No Comments Email Email

ACE Groupannounced today that its life and general insurance operations in Thailand jointly launcheda Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project, ‘Enhancing Lives with ACE’, to local university students.

ACE CSR campaignWith a total financial support of THB 200,000, the initiativeis open to university students to submit CSR proposals that arein line with ACE’s over-arching philanthropic support for improving education and health, alleviating poverty and saving the environment.

Three teams will be selected from among the entries – the top team will receive up to THB 100,000 while two runner-up teams will each receive up to THB 50,000 to support their proposed CSR programs.Applications are now open until 12 September 2014.

In addition to financial support, the winning teams will have the opportunity to participate in ACE’s Regional ‘Day of Service’in October.A regional initiative inaugurated in 2012, the ‘Day of Service’ provides an opportunity for ACE’s employees in Asia Pacific to rally together and be involved in community outreach projects and activities in their localities.

According to Mr. Rob Wilkinson, Country President of ACE’s general insurance operation in Thailand, “ACE is committed to giving back to the communities in which we live and work. We are aware that some university students have innovative ideas to help the underprivileged and contribute towards a greener environment; however, they lack the funds to implement their plans. Hence, we have introduced the ‘Enhancing Lives with ACE’ project to offer these students the opportunity to bring their ideas to fruition.”

Ms. Sally O’Hara, Country President ofACE’s life insurance operation in Thailand, added, “Apart from creating awareness among the youth of the importance of giving back to the society, the ‘Enhancing Lives with ACE’ project aims to make a difference in the lives of the less privileged and contribute towards environmental protection. ACE will therefore select quality CSR proposals that will result in visible improvements for the communities for which they are intended. We arelooking forward to receiving the proposalsfrom the students and will work closely with the winning teams to execute their plans.”

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