Kuala Lumpur - Manulife Financial, parent company of Manulife Holdings Bhd, this year celebrates its 125th global anniversary and 115 years in Asia. To mark the occasion, management and staff of Manulife Malaysia have joined hands to provide total of 1,250 children’s books in an effort to bring the gift of knowledge to underprivileged children.
The month-long book donation campaign encourages every staff member to contribute pre-loved as well as new books as part of its mission to build a better future for children in Malaysia. The books will be gifted to the library of The Pure Life Society, a home for underprivileged kids.
“It is with great honor to give back to society as we celebrate our global 125th anniversary. A book is the greatest gift any child could receive and the knowledge gained from these books will be priceless for the future of the children of Pure Life Society,” said Alex Wong, Chief Financial Officer of Manulife Holdings Berhad at the Manulife 125thAnniversary event held at Menara Manulife.
The 125th Anniversary event is part of a global celebration held across Manulife’s global network of offices around the world. The event in Malaysia gathered over 200 Manulife staff members to celebrate the company’s long history of enriching lives through financial services and products offered by the company.
At the ceremony, a Manulife cube filled with contributed books together with a giant-size cheque was presented to Mr P. Subramaniam, representative of the Pure Life Society.
“Serving customers worldwide for 125 years is the best testimony of the integrity of our business. With the help of our staff and agency members, we strive to grow even stronger and more reliable than we already are. So as well as a birthday celebration, the book donation is our way of championing the future, both ours and the children who will benefit from reading them,” added Alex Wong.
The Pure Life Society
The Pure Life Society is a non profit organization and provides home to underprivileged children. The Home currently houses 66 children and the senior administrator is Mr. P.Subramaniam.
About Manulife Malaysia
Manulife Insurance Berhad, a wholly owned subsidiary of Manulife Holdings Berhad, is part of Canada-based Manulife Financial Corporation. Manulife Insurance Berhad currently serves the needs of more than 290,000 policyholders. Through its subsidiary companies, the Manulife Group offers an innovative range of financial protection and wealth management products and services to meet different customer needs. Manulife Holdings Berhad has been listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia since 1984. As at March 31, 2012 its assets under management were over RM3.5 billion. Manulife Malaysia can be found on the Internet at www.manulife.com.my
About Manulife Financial
Manulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. In 2012, we celebrate 125 years of providing clients strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking solutions for their most significant financial decisions. Our international network of employees, agents and distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management products and services to millions of clients. We also provide asset management services to institutional customers. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were C$512 billion (US$512 billion) as March 31, 2012. The Company operates as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in the United States.Manulife Financial Corporation trades as ‘MFC’ on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under ‘945’ on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at manulife.com.