6 December 2012News

Philanthropy alive and well in the re/insurance sector

Endurance and Tokio Millenium Re (TMR) have both made significant contributions to programmes benefiting children in Bermuda. TMR recently raised significant funds for the Reading Clinic, Bermuda’s only charity dedicated to enhancing the literacy and maths skills of children with learning difficulties, specialising primarily in dyslexia. The re/insurer’s staff have been big supporters of the Reading Clinic, raising $11,000 at the Philanthropy Centre’s Give Back Games and $13,000 on the Clinic’s recent tag day.

TMR CEO Tatsuhiko Hoshina said, "We feel that there is a general lack of educational and community support for youth. As such, we are committed to combating this problem by facilitating the buidling of community support systems and creating educational opportunities for Bermuda's youth."

Endurance has also gotten into the philanthropy game—literally. The re/insurance company is working in partnership with Bermuda’s Brazilian Football School (BBFS) and Warwick preschool to offer 80 preschoolers access to a programme that provides football skills, positive male mentoring and nutrition education in a safe, fun environment.

BBFS CEO Cal Blankendal said, “Thanks to Endurance’s sponsorship, BBFS will be able to offer the programme at no cost to the school or students. BBFS is pleased to assist the all-female staff at Warwick PreSchool, with our football and life skills programme.”