AXA and AXA XL partner with Lutheran School and Ebenezer School to create wonderful dragon boat experience for hearing and visually impaired students

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 26 July 2023 - AXA Hong Kong and Macau ("AXA") and AXA XL organised two dragon boat activities with the theme of "Faster Together" on July 8th and 15th at Sha Ha Beach in Sai Kung. The event aimed to unleash the potential of hearing or visually impaired students and encourage AXA employees to work together in promoting the agenda of an inclusive society, striving to uphold AXA Group's purpose of "Act for human progress by protecting what matters".

David Ng, Deputy CEO of AXA Hong Kong and Macau (Front, first from the left) together with the champion of the race.

AXA and AXA XL invited students from the Lutheran School for the Deaf, the only school in Hong Kong that provides special education for hearing-impaired students, and Ebenezer School and Home for the Visually Impaired ("Ebenezer School"), a school dedicated to providing all-rounded education for visually impaired children and youth, to participate in an exciting and meaningful dragon boat racing activity. David Ng, Deputy CEO of AXA Hong Kong and Macau, and Jamie Chambers, General Manager of AXA XL Hong Kong, along with a group of volunteers from AXA, supported the students with special needs as they went through professional dragon boat training. These students were then formed into teams and engaged in competitive dragon boat races for a weekend filled with exhilaration and joy.

The event drew over 60 participants, including employees from AXA and AXA XL, teachers, students, and parents. Together, they promoted community diversity and inclusion through their active involvement.

David Ng, Deputy CEO of AXA Hong Kong and Macau, said, "At AXA, we are committed to advocating a diverse work environment and an inclusive culture. We are delighted to have students from the Lutheran School for the Deaf and Ebenezer School to join us in this unique dragon boat experience. Through this event, we aim to raise awareness for individuals with special needs among our employees and the public, while promoting the core values of equality and inclusivity. We are taking concrete actions to support the construction of a caring and supportive society."

Jamie Chambers, CEO of AXA XL Hong Kong, added, "We are extremely honoured to have spent a delightful weekend with the students from the Lutheran School for the Deaf and Ebenezer School. In this dragon boat event, they demonstrated unwavering spirit, steadfast determination, and outstanding teamwork. I believe that all participants were deeply inspired by the students."

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About AXA Hong Kong and Macau
About AXA Hong Kong and Macau
AXA Hong Kong and Macau is a member of the AXA Group, a leading global insurer with presence in 51 markets and serving 93 million customers worldwide. Our purpose is to act for human progress by protecting what matters.

As one of the most diversified insurers in Hong Kong, we offer integrated solutions across Life, Health and General Insurance. We are the largest General Insurance provider and a major Health and Employee Benefits provider. Our aim is to not only be the insurer to provide comprehensive protection to our customers, but also a holistic partner to the individuals, businesses and community we serve. At the core of our service commitment is continuous product & service innovation and customer experience enrichment, which is achieved through actively listening to our customers' needs and leveraging and investing in technology and digital transformation.

We embrace our responsibility to be a driving force against climate change and a force for good to create shared value for our community. We are proud to be the first to address the importance of mental health through different products and services and thought leading iconic research. Our overall Sustainability Strategy, with emphasis on climate strategy and biodiversity commitment, is developed based on TCFD recommendations. We are committed to integrating environmental, social and governance factors across our business and strive to contribute to a sustainable future through 3 distinct roles - as an investor, insurer and an exemplary company.

About AXA XL1
AXA XL1, the property & casualty and specialty risk division of AXA, provides insurance and risk management products and services for mid-sized companies through to large multinationals, and reinsurance solutions to insurance companies globally. We partner with those who move the world forward. To learn more, visit .

AXA XL1 Insurance offers property, casualty, professional, financial lines and specialty insurance solutions to mid-sized companies through to large multinationals globally. We partner with those who move the world forward. To learn more, visit .

1AXA XL is a division of AXA Group providing products and services through three business groups: AXA XL Insurance, AXA XL Reinsurance and AXA XL Risk Consulting.


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