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Educating Teens on Insurance Benefits! Apply for the Miss Insurance 2014 “Teens For Insurance” Essay Competition

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Teens Insurance 2014 - Bellanaija - October 2014

The office of Miss Insurance 2014/15 has officially kicked off her “Teens For Insurance” pet project with the announcement of the online essay competition titled “The Significant role of Insurance to the development of an Economy“.

This project was developed to sensitize the younger generation on the needs and benefits of insurance, with the aim of preparing them for the imminent eventualities of life.

Speaking on the motive behind this laudable initiative, the reigning queen, Funmilola Ogunshola, said the project was born out of a desire to initiate early knowledge and experience on the practice and benefits of insurance to youths in Nigeria. “I have noticed that majority of the insurance players in the industry are only focusing on the older generation, but the truth is we need to start creating more polices that focus on the younger generation, so as to catch them young and carry them along in the insurance awareness campaign. That exactly is what this project is centered upon“, she said.

As part of the “Teens For Insurance” project, her office will also be organizing school visits and inter-school quiz competitions targeted at creating awareness of the benefits of Insurance to our society.

Funmilola urges all teenagers and youths between the ages of 13- 22 years to be a part of the online essay competition with fantastic prizes to be won, as entries close 12 mid-night on Friday 31st October 2014.

Project partners include NAICOM, Chattered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA), Staco Insurance, Leadway Assurance Plc, Mansard Insurance, AIICO, Sterling Assurance, Zenith Insurance, NEM, Mutual Benefits and Sovereign Trust.

To register for the essay competition, click here: www.missinsurance.ng

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10 Comments

  1. Ada

    October 20, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Boo I am soo proud of you.

  2. addie

    October 20, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Insurance for teens? What are they insuring themselves against? There’s a reason insurance companies targets adults. Who will even claim the benefits if something happens to the “kid”?

  3. NaijaPikin

    October 20, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    I don’t get the “Miss Insurance” part. Why must everything be linked somehow to a pageant.

    This is an awesome initiative, it seems to be open to both male and female teens (based on the write up) so why do they have Miss Insurance on the flyer?

  4. Tosin

    October 20, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    I love this idea.

  5. Wifey

    October 21, 2014 at 2:02 am

    I smell a new industry starting. money money money

  6. Henry

    October 21, 2014 at 7:00 am

    Just like me posting Land4Sale Here. But seriously Land4Sale In Owerri

  7. mogaha joy

    October 21, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    well done my queen

  8. tunmi

    October 21, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    YESSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m an actuarial science student and you have no idea how hard I have been looking for insurance companies in Naija. Bet, why does it have to be a pageant na. Honestly, take out pageant and just make it an essay competition. But excellent work on this…onto finding (stalking) you on FB, and twitter. Thanks BN

  9. tunmi

    October 21, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    The website has this:” Twelve Insurance Companies were ably represented by twelve delectable ladies and ours truly, Miss Tolulope Ogunkoya”

    delectable??!!!! are we now meat? This is why I don’t like that “Miss Insurance” thing. The pageant theme implies connotation of property or trophy. There are few actuaries in the world (much less than acccountants), and they are even less African & African-American & minority actuaries and even less women actuaries (and even less minority women actuaries) that the inclusion of a pageant theme or such words as delectable (are you seriously kidding me?) is in such poor taste.

    • Mimee

      October 22, 2014 at 5:51 pm

      Why do they have to use beauty peagent for everything?????? are we not exposing these kids tooo early. Later we ask why standard of education is falling

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