NLNG Corporate Teamwork banner First bank FinTech summit Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Allianz and SOS children’s villages focus on social inclusion

By News Express on 04/08/2016

Gmail icon

Views: 2,336


Allianz SE and SOS Children’s Villages on Tuesday in Johannesburg announced their global partnership at a joint event. The initial three-year partnership will see Allianz companies across the globe lend their support to SOS Children's Villages. In addition to projects to provide children with individual support, Allianz will be contributing its risk management expertise, for example by helping to turn children's villages into safe ports of call for local communities in the event of a catastrophe.

Allianz, which operates in 15 countries in Africa, has been providing young people with targeted support for more than 20 years now. "As an insurer and investor, we think and plan ahead longer-term than many others do,” said Oliver Bäte, CEO of Allianz SE. “With our ‘Encouraging Future Generations’ social programme, which has now entered into its first global partnership with SOS Children’s Villages, we are seeking solutions for challenges relating to social inclusion. Together with the SOS Children’s Villages, we are encouraging young people worldwide to shape the future in a sustainable manner.”

Richard Pichler, Special Representative of SOS Children’s Villages International, said: “We currently provide 80,000 children and teenagers in 134 countries (47 in Africa) with a safe place to call home. As a result, we are delighted to have secured the support of Allianz, a global partner that shares our values and objectives and can also contribute complementary knowledge and skills. We want to achieve more together by launching training programmes for young people, improving the opportunities open to them on the labour market, dealing with risk provisions within communities to mention only a few of the areas we want to focus on.”

The joint event included a podium discussion on “What contribution can the corporate sector make to social inclusion?” Experts from both organisations had a lively discussion on security and the fulfillment of basic human needs as the fundamental prerequisites for social inclusion, as well as on the need for the corporate sector to show a commitment to social issues.

More than 12,000 Allianz employees worldwide had taken part in the first Allianz World Run to mark the beginning of the partnership. In the period between May and the end of July, they covered a distance of 1.4 million kilometers to raise funds for SOS Children's Villages, the equivalent of circling the globe 34 times, and raised EUR 600,000 that will be used to finance children's village projects in twelve countries (Argentina, Austria, China, Colombia, Croatia, Germany, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Luxembourg, Mexico, Syria, Thailand).

The Group set a new world record in connection with the Allianz World Run: “Longest distance covered by one team in 90 days”. Allianz World Run pictures from across the globe were also used to break the Guinness World RecordsTM for the "longest line of photographs” (8,470 images, 1,225 metres).  Click here to read testimonials of some of the employees.

Source News Express

Posted 04/08/2016 2:27:05 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
5th Lagos Public Relations Stakeholders Conference beams searchlight...

Akume intensifies lobby for Senate Presidency, meets Obasanjo,...

10 killed, 31 injured in accident on Zaria-Kano...

New theory on Chibok girls kidnap •Why and...

Arrest Obasanjo now, Miyetti Allah tells Buhari

Militants give conditions for peace, say Nigeria to...

Government forces kill more than 400 civilians in...

6 in the net over murder of policeman...

Sierra Leone wants more Nigerian investment

FRSC seeks cooperation to manage Lagos-Ibadan gridlock

Ekiti Guber: APC to conduct fresh governorship primary...

AAC blames Wike administration for rising insecurity in...

 

Latest News We have entrenched transparency and accountability at NPA — Hadiza Bala-Usman Panic as lion escapes from Kano zoo Kidnappers seize Police Area Commander, demand N50m ransom Impeachment: Suspense in Kogi as judges avoid swearing in of new Deputy Governor How we were sexually abused in illegal Kaduna rehab centre — Victim SERAP demands probe of Senate, MDAs over employment slots scandal Nigeria’s oldest ex-prisoner dies 134 days after release Government summons fuel marketers over oil spillages on roads Alleged N259m Debt: Firm moves to wind up Aiteo Onitsha Inferno: I’m shocked that people paid to do a job abandoned it — Ohanaeze President-General •Ifeanyi Ubah raises traders’ hope Top Senate Republican Sees Trump’s impeachment trial as inevitable We are hungry, Nigerians cry out •Fault Agriculture Minister

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (552,067 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (447,815 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (395,462 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (331,067 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (299,388 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (265,873 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (256,321 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (253,689 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (235,193 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (221,335 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (198,812 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (195,967 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (105) Business & Economy (4,500) Business Verdict (85) Columnists (1,131) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (218) Entertainment (692) Features (835) Global Business Monitor (468) ICT Monitor (66) International (4,096) Interview (205) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (174) Maggie's Blog (452) News (52,869) Opinion (1,399) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,589) Religion (1,112) Sports (2,197) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera