Tokio Marine Group Launches "Mobile Library"
As one of routine programs of corporate social responsibility to actualize the compassion of Tokio Marine Group in developing the education and improving the intelligence of the Indonesian people. Tokio Marine Group consisting of Tokio Marine Asia Pte Ltd (TMAsia), PT Asuransi Tokio Marine Indonesia (TMI) and PT Indonesia Tokio Marine Life Insurance (TMLI) have launched a mobile library. By utilizing motorcycles to reach people living in inner part of the cities, especially for children who reside in Penjaringan area, North of Jakarta. Penjaringan Sub-district is selected as a beneficiary with consideration that this region is one of a densely populated residential areas which inhabited by nearly 5,000 people per square kilometer. It is also one of the areas expressing their commitment to support the efforts to realize Jakarta as a city of worthy children.
In this social activity, TMAsia, TMI and TMLI are cooperating with Wahana Visi Indonesia Foundation (WVI Foundation), the partner of World Vision Indonesia (WVI), a humanitarian organization focusing on children, as counterpart. The launching event was held on Monday, May 27, 2013, at the front office of RW 13, Penjaringan, North Jakarta and attended by the management of Tokio Marine, WVI, local communities and the media. The event was opened by dance performances from children in Penjaringan area. Then followed by a speech from Mr. Tjahjono Soerjodibroto (WVI),Mr. David J. Beynon (TMLI), Mr. Josef Gunawan Setyo (TMI) and Mr. Ronni Jartiko (Local Government Area Representative).
Tokio Marine and WVI Foundation provide 2 units of motorcycle with boxes which are full of children books. This bike runs from Monday to Friday 9: 00-18: 00. The mobile library officers are also well-trained on how to gather children by simple activities such as story telling, drawing and coloring to make the daily activities more interesting and colorful. The type of available books are varies from lesson books, story books to magazines which differentiated by age. Periodically, all these books will be updated with new ones to prevent children from being bored and to continue to increase their interest in reading. This activity also involves TMI and TMLI employees by way of donating children books to the donation box provided office area. Tokio Marine and WVI Foundation have come up with a 1-year plan which include operational schedule, volunteers’ activities, and other events.
After a few speeches, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony, the division of the book, handing two motorcycles, photo sessions and lunch time. Tokio Marine Management also took a walk around to see the houses around the area of Networking. The children were very excited with all the provided books during the event.