Union Assurance General Limited (UAG) has conducted over 50 road safety awareness programs for schools and the public. They have covered 150 schools island-wide and reached out to over 25,000 people and schoolchildren.
UAG has been working towards creating safer roads in Sri Lanka in partnership with the Traffic Police for some time, as the official insurance partner of the Road Safety Awareness Program.
“These road safety programs include thorough training for school traffic wardens. They are educated on Road Rules and Traffic Control and subsequently issued traffic warden vests and a certificate by us endorsing them as official school traffic wardens,” Director Traffic at Sri Lanka Traffic Police Headquarters, A. M. Upul Chandana said.
UAG with the Traffic Police have trained up to 1,600 traffic wardens. Fairfirst Insurance also recently collaborated with the Traffic Police to create awareness on the island-wide Road Safety week.
Now a part of the Fairfax Group, Fairfirst Insurance is expected to undertake initiatives promoting community welfare in the months to come.
Giving back to the community is a huge part of the Fairfax Group’s value system. In 2015, the group had made donations amounting to USD 15.1 million. General Manager Sales and Marketing at UAG, Niranjan Nagendra said, “By doing well as a business, we are able to do some good for the people we work with, because investing in the well-being of communities is something we strongly believe in.”
Union Assurance General is part of the Fairfax Group, which has operations across the world. Recently, UAG acquired 100% shares of Asian Alliance General Insurance, now rebranded as Fairfirst Insurance.