a.s.r. pensioenen and the Foundation Lezen & Schrijven celebrate partnership
Former low literates Lenie and Naziha sound the gong to celebrate the start of a partnership between a.s.r. pensioenen and the Foundation Lezen & Schrijven. It kicks off with a donation of 20,000 euros.
About a.s.r. and Stichting Lezen en Schrijven
In the Netherlands, 2.5 million adults have difficulty reading, writing and/or calculating. This has a major impact on their personal lives. Those who cannot read and write well, experience more difficulty in finding a job, often live less healthily and have less control over money matters. Mastering a language simply makes you stronger.
The Foundation, together with its partners, strives to help as many people as possible in the Netherlands, to learn how to read, write, calculate and have digital skills.
Folkert Pama, director of customer service at a.s.r. pensions: ‘We have found a partner in the Foundation Stichting Lezen & Schrijven that matches the mission of a.s.r., to make people self-reliant. It’s important cause. And this is how we hope to contribute in make pensions understandable as well.’
Geke van Velzen, director of the Foundation Lezen & Schrijven: ‘For the Foundation, cooperation with the business community is an integral part of tackling low literacy. With organizations such as a.s.r. we can achieve more, in an attempt to reduce and prevent low literacy. We look forward to a long and successful collaboration.