We are thrilled to announce that in 2019, our valued partner AIA Australia, is expanding its partnership with Ardoch. AIA Australia is committed to making a positive difference in people’s lives; a philosophy they not only apply through their life insurance and AIA Vitality, but through their community initiatives and partnerships that help their employees, families, the local community and society at large live healthier, longer, better lives.

For seven years, the AIA Australia team has been supporting Sacred Heart Primary School in Fitzroy through employee participation in several Ardoch’s programs. This year, their Actuarial Professional Family are participating in our Numeracy Buddies program with Seaford Park Primary School to help improve children’s math’s skills through verbalisation of key concepts and by making math’s an interactive and fun activity. It also connects the children with positive working role models to help build aspiration for further education and career pathways.

The Chair of AIA Australia’s Community Committee, Jarrod Sawers, shared: “Ardoch & AIA Australia have a long standing and highly successful partnership. Over recent years, Ardoch’s Literacy Buddies®, Learning Through Lunch & Broadening Horizons programs have helped drive employee engagement while importantly helping Ardoch’s vision of helping every child reach their potential. In 2019 we are excited to broaden our partnership and leverage the mathematical skills of our team through the addition of the Numeracy Buddies program.”

We are so grateful for the support of AIA Australia and its committed team and look forward to continuing to improve educational outcomes for children in disadvantaged communities together in 2019.