Over the last three years, Generali Indonesia (Generali) has gone above and beyond to support less-privileged members of the community.Through The Human Safety Net (THSN), a global movement to empower disadvantaged people, Generali has been actively involved in the development of early childhood in disadvantaged families and parenting classes, which includes building good parenting between children and parents.
Working with multiple nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), the company runs its Saturday Academy – volunteering activities every Saturday that focus on the character development of children, parenting classes and providing nutrition for pregnant women and toddlers.
Generali involves members of its management team, employees and agents as volunteers in the activities, allowing them to contribute directly to the movement. To date, more than 300 of its personnel have joined as volunteers.
In addition to the volunteering activities, Generali also introduced a payroll donation programme that allows its employees to donate a portion of their salary to the THSN programme. Last year, its employees managed to contribute IDR250m ($17,000) to the cause. As of 2019, Generali’s THSN programme has helped around 2,000 children through play sessions, tutoring, and health check-ups, and almost 500 parents through parenting and financial literacy classes.
This year, the company has enhanced the THSN programme by strengthening its knowledge base and improving the creativity of its tutoring and teaching sessions, and launched several initiatives to support the programme through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since March, it has purchased 30,000 cloth face masks from local suppliers and distributed them to employees, customers, agents, NGOs, bank partners and the general public (as social media giveaways).
Payroll donations from the company’s employees and agent have also been used to provide three portable hand washing units for health education, while and extra IDR50m was raised to support NGOs in purchasing protective equipment for doctors and nurse and to print educational posters which are placed in strategic areas.
To work around social distancing measures, Generali has gone digital with its employee volunteering activities, supporting NGOs with learning materials shared through WhatsApp.