PRUVolunteers have been helping communities since 2009.
Showing Our Commitment
In addition to providing important financial assistance when disasters strike, Prudence Foundation also manages at the appropriate times the Regional Volunteers Programme.
We provide a platform for Prudential’s staff and agents with the support of executive management to work in partnership with local NGOs and government. Our volunteer efforts aim to provide meaningful, sustainable and long term assistance to communities in times of disaster. To date, hundreds of PRUVolunteers have joined forces to help thousands recover from natural disasters in Asia.
Lombok, Indonesia (2019)
Following a multiple earthquake strike to Padang, in partnership with Posko Jenggala, a team of over 80 PRUVolunteers from across PCA helped to construct 102 temporary houses, two kindergartens, two prayer rooms and a basketball pitch in two villages, Boyotan Baru and Boyotan Asli located in North Lombok, over the course of a week in early 2019.
Siem Reap, Cambodia (2018)
Working with Habitat for Humanity Cambodia and the Siem Reap local authorities in 2018, Prudence Foundation led a team of volunteers to support a programme of building six new homes for families living under the poverty line, as well as refurbishing a local school in the Run Ta Aek commune of Siem Reap.
Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2018)
In an effort to increase the quality of settlement and environment, whilst building a stronger relationship between the community for Selopamioro village, located in Bantul in the Yogyakarta province region, PRUVolunteers from across PCA markets support an existing programme to build an Early Childhood Education Centre as well as five houses for vulnerable families, in partnership with Habit for Humanity and Yogyakarta local authorities.
Bantayan Island, Philippines (2014 – 2017)
Following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013, Prudence Foundation formed a multi-year partnership with Habitat for Humanity Philippines to help rebuild the lives of the community on Bantayan Island, North Cebu.
The Foundation provided funding for the building of 126 new disaster-resilient houses, together with donating 183 fishing boats and 140 pedicabs to the community to help restore their livelihood.
Between 2014 and 2017, almost 400 PRUVolunteers staff and agents from 13 Prudential markets travelled to the island for one week to assist with the rebuilding efforts.
In June 2017, the homes were completed and handed over to the beneficiaries.
Quang Binh Province, Vietnam (2016)
In September 2016, Prudence Foundation led a team of 46 volunteers from 10 markets across Asia to build a safe school in the Quang Binh Province of Vietnam that would also serve as an evacuation centre for the community in the event of natural disasters such as storms or floods. The school will consist of 5 classrooms to cater for 63 pupils.
Kelantan, Malaysia (2015)
In June 2015, Prudence Foundation led a team of volunteers from Malaysia and 11 of our markets to help build homes for a community in the Kelantan province of Malaysia. This community was severely affected by severe flooding in January 2015. With support from local NGO partner EPIC homes, over 400 volunteers were involved in this initiative, with 100 participating each week in the build at Kampung Serasa.
Mae Ai, Thailand (2012)
In early October 2011, Tropical Storm Nalgae and continuing monsoon rains since July brought heavy rain and widespread flooding to Northeast, North and Central Thailand. By the end of the year’s flooding disaster, more than 13 million people in 4 million households were estimated to have been affected. According to the World Bank, total damages and losses are estimated at more than US$45 billion. The 2011 flood emergency in Thailand has been described as "the worst flooding in Thailand’s history”.
In 2012, working with FOPDEV, our local NGP partner, 65 regional PRUVolunteers travelled to Mae Ai District in Northern Thailand for one week to help repair and construct old people's homes, improve waterways and flood paths to reduce the risk of further damage. The volunteers also undertook a disaster simulation to prepare the district for future disasters.
Ishinomaki, Japan (2011)
In 2011, following the devastating affects of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunmai, in addition to donations, 37 regional PRUVolunteers spent five days in Ishinomaki, North Japan. The volunteers provided support with logistics and distribution at an evacuation center, helped to clear debris and provided support at a children's temporary housing community.