‘Nana Pahana’ – a CSR activity to upgrade the quality of a
For the CSR program for the year 2018 the welfare society selected a small rural school Kakalepana Junior School located in Dedugama, Bulathkohupitiya. In project the major focus was on assisting students to attend to school every day by overcoming issues occur due to bad weather condition in the area. In addition to that we were able to provide them with other necessary aids to help them continue their studies for the upcoming year.
As a small school situated in a rural area of the Kegalle district it was functioning without many basic amenities that may be considered essential or minimum requirements for a school as government funds barely support school supplies and teaching aids. Interestingly it has been serving 53 students from nearby villages.
The CSR Project 2019 was able to support the school by providing necessary equipment, electricity facilities and other aids to enhance the quality of education provided by the school.
Under the School Item Donation program following items were donated to the students, teacher and the school
- School bags for students
- Rain coats for students
- Books and other necessary material for students
- Umbrellas for teachers
- 2 steel cupboards
- Facilitate to repair and establish proper electricity connection for class rooms
- Books for school library
- Stationary for school use
Tissamaharama Scholarship program
Avon Pharmo Chem Pvt Lts has been contributing for a scholarship program for 10 needy children in Thissamaharama area since 2009 to 2012.
In an accidental meeting with the then president of the Thissamaharama Pradeshiya Sabha this was suggested. The president of the Pradeshiya Sabha requested our assistance to help the selected children who were to cease schooling due to financial conditions of the family. Each student received a monthly subscription to the selected students.
Sharing School materials at Thoppigala
Avonpc distributed school materials among 75 school children in a village near to Thoppigala in 2010. Facilitated by police officers, Avon staff members viewed this as very effective and successful event as principal and teachers were also very happy that Sinhala youth was donating for war trodden Tamil children. Some sports materials were also handed over to the principal of the school for the uplifting of extracurricular activities and health of children.
People in the areas were recently re settled with basic agricultural infrastructure.
Sharing School Materials in Mullativu
Avonpc distributed basic school materials for 400 children of 19 schools in Mullativu District in 2011. This function was held in in Vidyananda College, Mullativu under the patronage of Sri Lanka Army forces.
Lt. Col. WIjeratne & Major Hewapatha were met with our company colleagues in a visit to Mullativu in early this year 2011 and explained the need of help from the south people to upgrade the life standards of people living in the area. Education is the best place to break the vicious cycle. Army soldiers of 5 battalions selected the most suitable children out of any needy in schools in their area. The total number was 400 from 19 schools. The total value of the donation was Approx Rs 400 000.00
Each student received books and materials for about six months (other than bags math boxes etc). It was a great achievement at Avon’s history.
SLArmy soldiers were also appreciated in doing their best to develop the lives of the area.