Fidelis staff explore Bermuda history
Employees of Fidelis Insurance Bermuda Limited are to learn more about Bermuda’s past through workshops on its history of enslavement, emancipation and segregation.
Fidelis is working with the National Museum of Bermuda in launching the programme for all Fidelis employees entitled “Exploring History Through a Corporate Lens”.
Fidelis Bermuda CEO Philip Vandoninck, who is the lead sponsor of the programme, said: “Fidelis is eager to better understand the community it operates in and identify ways to make the international business community an inclusive place to work.
“Understanding how history has shaped society on this island is a core component of this, and I am keen for our employees to understand the historical events that have shaped Bermudian society.
“Fidelis is delighted to partner with NMB, who have gone above and beyond to create a programme that educates our employees on the societal challenges of Bermuda.
”Fidelis first supported NMB in 2020 and this relationship was further strengthened in 2021 following the involvement of The Fidelis Foundation, which alongside the strong support of Fidelis’s group CEO, Richard Brindle, has allowed for the development of this and other NMB educational programmes.”
NMB executive director Elena Strong said: “Learning history is central to understanding contemporary issues. Our top priorities at NMB include deepening understanding of Bermuda’s diverse and complex past for all and a commitment to promoting lifelong learning and facilitating community engagement and participation.
“This programme does just that and we are thrilled to be partnering with Fidelis to pilot these workshops.”