Singapore 18 February 2013: The Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC) with the Sompo Japan Foundation and Tenet Sompo Insurance Pte Ltd; have come together for the common purpose of enabling disabled athletes to realise their sporting dreams.
President of SDSC Associate Professor Mohan Menon said that sponsorships like these to the Council help create platforms for our students with intellectual disabilities to showcase their talents.
The donation by Sompo Japan Foundation will provide the SDSC with funds to organise the 4th National Special School Swimming Championships on 8 March at the Singapore Sports School.
In her address, CEO of Tenet Sompo Insurance Ms Stella Tan pointed out that Sompo Japan Foundation is delighted to make the monetary contribution to SDSC, because they admire the work the Council is doing which will benefit and create opportunities for sports-persons with disabilities to realise their potential.
Two swimmers who have participated and indeed benefitted from these National Special School Swimming Championships are Ms Chew Zi Ling and Mr Lawrence Tay. Both student athletes who were witnesses to the signing ceremony, agreed that competitions like these allow them to build their fitness and improve their timings.
Associate Professor Mohan Menon, President Singapore Disability Sports Council: ’It is through sponsorships like these that help create a platform for our students with intellectual disabilities to showcase their talents. More importantly it empowers the students to make sports both a rehabilitative and recreational aspect of their lives. It also encourages and develops a sense of competitiveness, confidence and achievement.’
Ms Stella Tan, CEO Tenet Sompo Insurance Pte Ltd: ‘On behalf of Sompo Japan Foundation, we are delighted to be able to support the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC) in the invaluable work they do. We hope that this donation will help
SDSC inspire more young people with disabilities to participate in sports so as to realise their individual potential and dream.’
Mr Henry Tan, Executive Director, Singapore Disability Sports Council: ‘This donation from the Sompo Japan Foundation is timely. It will directly benefit our group of para-swimmers in Special Schools and act as a stepping stone for them to join higher level competitions at international level as well as live fuller lives.’
SDSC is the only organisation in Singapore that caters to sports for persons across all kinds of disabilities. It aims to help persons with disabilities lead full and independent lives through sports. Besides providing sporting opportunities for them to realise their potential, SDSC trains talents to represent Singapore and pursue excellence at regional and international competitions. Find out more at www.sdsc.org.sg .
About Tenet Sompo Insurance Pte. Ltd.
Tenet Sompo Insurance Pte. Ltd. was established on 1 January 2013 as a result of the merger of Tenet Insurance Company Ltd. and Sompo Japan Insurance (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. Having been in the Singapore market since 1957, the company provides a comprehensive range of general insurance products and services ranging from commercial products encompassing property, marine cargo, liability and engineering to personal insurance products which include travel, personal accident, motor, domestic maid and home insurance. Tenet Sompo Insurance Pte. Ltd.’s parent company Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. is one of the largest insurance groups in the Japanese general insurance market with presence in 28 countries and 172 cities worldwide. Tenet Sompo Insurance Pte. Ltd. has a strong credit rating of A by Standard & Poors, while its parent company Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. maintains a strong credit rating of A+, as at 1 January 2013.
About Sompo Japan Foundation
Sompo Japan Foundation was established on October 1, 1977 with the charitable contributions of Yasuda Fire and Marine Insurance Co., Ltd. (now Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.) as an arm to carry out the social contribution activities of the company. The main activities of the Foundation aside from “overseas grants” include the provision of grants to social welfare organizations for the purchase of automobiles, the awarding of “Sompo Japan Foundation Awards” which honour outstanding academic social welfare works in Japan, as well as the provision of research grants and the holding of workshops and seminars on social welfare, social insurance, and Property and Casualty insurance.