Dai-ichi Life Insurance Myanmar Ltd., part of a leading Japanese life insurer, Dai-ichi Life Group with 118 years of experience, donated 50,000 USD to Japan Heart, a non-profit organization to support its volunteer-based services in Myanmar. Through the three-year partnership with Japan Heart, Dai-ichi Life Insurance Myanmar aims to improve Myanmar’s communities’ wellbeing by delivering healthcare to medically-isolated communities and instilling hope for the futures of children in Myanmar.
Commenting on the donation, Daw Zarchi Tin, Chief Executive Officer of Dai-ichi Life Insurance Myanmar said, “We are committed to put ‘People First’ wherever we go and contribute to local communities by providing peace of mind. Through this three-year partnership with Japan Heart which was born out of the same core values and beliefs that the two of us share, we have pledged to support these institutions: Htee Saung Hospital in Sagaing and the Dream Train Facility.”
Founded in 2004 in Tokyo, Japan Heart is a volunteer-based international health care organization in Myanmar, which focuses on healthcare and social welfare. The organization has been offering low-cost (free for children) and safe healthcare services in Wachet Hospital located in Sagaing Division in central Myanmar. Japan Heart has also established a child nurturing facility, Dream Train, in Yangon. Dai-ichi Life Insurance Myanmar hopes to benefit thousands of children and patients through these donations.
Japan Heart assists approximately 10,000 outpatients and performs as many as 1,200 surgical operations annually in Sagaing Hospitals. Additionally, it also provides a safe shelter to many children who live in an abusive environment, are at risk of human trafficking, and are forced to work instead of pursuing education. With the partnerships of Japan Heart and Dai-ichi Group, Htee Saung Hospital will be receiving yearly contributions over 3 years which will help fund their mobile clinic and surgeries and will continue to benefit the Myanmar people.
Through the Dream Train Facility, Dai-ichi Life Group has focused its efforts on providing hope for these children through skill set contributions. Not only will these children be provided with iPad Pros, and Apple Pencils, but they will also receive yearly contributions that will further the Learning Support Program through Business English classes, Personal Effectiveness and Career Education and expand their knowledge of digital tools. These various programs are designed for children ranging from ages 10 to University in Myanmar, to give them practical tools and job skills that will help them lead independent lives and provide them with an environment where security and peace of mind are assured.
Speaking on behalf of the Japan Heart Organization, Mr. Kyoichi Hayasaka, Managing Director of the Myanmar project emphasizes the appreciation they have for Dai-ichi Life Group, “These contributions will provide for these children in not only giving them safe healthcare services, but also a safe environment where they will be taught skill sets that they can take forward with them in life. As a leader in the insurance industry, Dai-ichi Life Group continues to show its commitment to giving back to communities, and its dedication towards providing for those in need, especially the most vulnerable
who cannot do so for themselves.”