Sana Commerce came forward in supporting and ensuring underprivileged children continue to have access to their education amidst the current economic challenges, as part of its signature CSR initiative ‘Sipsatharata Arunellak – Helping Hands for Education’.
This time around, around 300 students who are financially marginalized from select schools received various school materials such as school bags, shoes, books, and stationeries. Additionally, every child was also given a dry ration pack.
The funds were contributed by the employees at Sana Commerce headquarters in Netherlands and other locations across the world, and through proceedings from ticket sales for a stage drama held in January, organized by its CSR committee, the very team that is behind this initiative. Every year, its colleagues get together to initiate different fundraising events to build necessary funds for its projects with the company pledging to double every dollar that is raised by its colleagues.
This timely donation was carried out on 18th February 2023, with the support from colleagues at Sana Commerce Sri Lanka, who volunteered and visited four schools, namely Arthur C Clark Vidyalaya in Galle, Girikola Gemunu Vidyalaya in Matugama, Hautville Tamil Vidyalaya in Nuwara Eliya and Bodarakanda Rthanajothi Vidyalaya in Matara.
In 2017, we selected T/Kan/Peramaduwa Vidyalaya, which is a school found in Agbopura, Kanthale. The children and teachers were in a rural area and this school lacked proper infrastructure. After hearing we decided to support the school by constructing one building to hold classrooms and a proper washroom for the boys. The project estimated an amount of LKR 2,000,000 that the CSR committee raised through fundraising activities and donations.
The primary aim of this CSR program was to provide students at Dammala Primary School with access to modern technology and equip them with the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. The CSR program was implemented in several stages, each designed to ensure that the school received the necessary resources and support to achieve its goals. The school shelters 97 students and 5 hardworking teachers who try their best to educate these children who are coming from families with considerably lower income. We delivered a complete classroom which can be used as a Smart classroom or a computer lab with 5 Desktop computers and a laptop.
Kahatagahagollawa Vidyalaya is a small school in Kabithigollawa with only 180 students studying in grades from 1 to 11. The school and the village had been largely affected by CKD and many of them lived too far to seek medical attention. After research, we did in that area, we found that access to clean drinking water could solve the problem to some extent. Considering that, we at Sana Commerce Sri Lanka committed to investing in fixing a water purifying filter for the school.
With the support from our global employees across Netherlands and Ukraine, Sana Commerce Sri Lanka chose Weragala Vidyalaya located in Habarana to help under the CSR Project in 2018. This school currently has 55 students enrolled. However, this school was one that lacked the basic facilities to provide a conducive learning environment for these students
Sana Commerce Sri Lanka marking its fifth-year anniversary, successfully built three classroom buildings and an IT and science laboratory for the Maha Andarawewa Junior School in Nawagattegama, as well as renovated other infrastructure to provide a learning-conducive environment. We also conducted a knowledge transfer session among the students on the basics of using computers, providing scholarships to the best-performing students, and then went on to plant around 100 plants at the school.