SINGAPORE, 16 APRIL 2019 - Today, underprivileged women beneficiaries of non-profit organisation, Daughters Of Tomorrow (“DOT”) learned to speak with confidence and practiced creative pitches through a fun and unique baking session, organised by AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte. Ltd. (“AIG”).
Held at edutainment culinary studio, CulinaryOn – AIG’s venue partner for this half-day event - 10 beneficiaries from DOT and some of their children were joined by AIG employees who took time off work, utilising AIG’s Volunteer Time Off programme1, to contribute to the local community by mass baking over 1,500 cookies, and packing them into bags they designed. During the event, the participants received tips on speaking with confidence, and had the opportunity to practice creative pitches with the entire group at the end.
Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific, AIG General Insurance, Mr. Sachin N. Shah, shared his personal story on the importance of projecting confidence and speaking persuasively with the beneficiaries of DOT at the event. Commenting on the event, Mr. Shah said, “AIG celebrates Global Volunteer Month every April and with this being our Centennial year, it is a time to do good for our community and honour our long-standing commitment to volunteering and giving back.”
Present at the event as AIG’s guest was Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., at the U.S. Embassy in Singapore, who shared her personal story with the goal of building confidence. “There is so much power in almost every woman I’ve met. Every woman gets up and does the best she can, and often betters the world along the way. Grab every opportunity that you can because experience helps you grow your confidence.”
The cookies that were baked during the event will be sold to employees in the AIG office to raise funds for DOT. AIG honors the communities in which we live and work, as we strive to make a better world through the power of corporate citizenship. With over 65 years of being part of the Singapore community, we are committed to giving back to our community through programmes and events like this that leverage the skills, experience, knowledge and enthusiasm of our employees.
1AIG offers our employees 16 hours of Volunteer Time Off per year to donate their time and energy toward a greater good. To learn more about AIG’s Corporate Citizenship activities and to view the AIG 2017 Corporate Citizenship Report, visit: www.aig.com/citizenship.
About Daughters Of Tomorrow
Daughters Of Tomorrow is a registered charity organization with IPC status in Singapore whose mission is to facilitate livelihood opportunities for underprivileged women, and support them in building financially independent and resilient families. We partner with public, private and community sectors to address urban poverty in Singapore, through building the capacity of low income women and their families towards social mobility. Additional information about Daughters Of Tomorrow can be found at www.daughtersoftomorrow.org.