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COOKING UP THE FUTURE!

On Tuesday, 20th October 2015, 10 bright-eyed young hopefuls walked in through the doors of the MJFCF Culinary Training Institute. A project initiated by the MJF Charitable Foundation, this new venture aims to provide youth who do not otherwise have exposure to opportunity, with the ability to learn new skills and train in a specialised […]

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Life through Cricket Extends its reach in Moratuwa

Sunanda Upananda Vidyalaya, now a recipient of the Life through Cricket initiative Sunanda Upananda Vidyalaya (SUV) is one of the two schools supported by the Cricket Live programme and the MJF Charitable Foundation (MJFCF). There are 90 kids attached to this programme from SUV and through the initiative had now entered an Under 13 Cricket […]

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Akbo brings home gold!

A bright student of the MJFCF’s Rainbow Centre, Akbo Jayawardana wins two running events at the Special Olympics World Games 2015

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Empowerment through culinary education

The MJF Charitable Foundation creates new avenues for youth and the growing gastronomy and hospitality industry of Sri Lanka The MJF Charitable Foundation (MJFCF) has commenced yet another initiative aimed at providing children from underprivileged and disadvantaged backgrounds with the possibility of empowerment through education. A new 20,000 sq.ft Vocational Training Centre, complete with a […]

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The
2015
Oslo
Business
for
Peace
Award
winners
were
honoured
in
a
public
ceremony
in
Oslo
City
Hall.
Winners,
pictured,
left
to
right:
Juan
Andrés
Cano,
Merrill
J.
Fernando,
Zahi
Khouri,
Poman
Lo,
Paul
Polman,
Per
L.
Saxegaard,
Founder
and
Executive
Chairman
of
the
Business
for
Peace
Foundation,
and
Stian
Berger
Røsland,
Governing
Mayor
of
Oslo,
Oslo
City
Hall,
May
6,
2015
Credit:
Susanne
Haetta,
Business
for
Peace
Foundation,
2015

Dilmah Founder Merrill J. Fernando honoured with Oslo Business for Peace Award

Dilmah Founder Merrill J. Fernando received the Business for Peace Award on the 6th of May 2015, in Oslo’s most famous building, the City Hall, where the Nobel Prize is awarded annually. The Business for Peace Foundation annually names honourees for the Oslo Business for Peace Award in recognition of business persons who, “through their […]

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I couldn’t have afforded this house. My kids are happy because they feel secure.

Handover of all permanent houses and child development centre in Dunkeld Estate completed by Merrill J. Fernando As of 30th March 2015, all 49 families who were living in temporary accommodation on Dunkeld estate have completed receiving their allotment of permanent housing built by the Merrill J. Fernando Charitable Foundation (MJF CF) since Dilmah acquired […]

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Celebrations of World Down Syndrome Day 2015

The Merrill J. Fernando Charitable Foundation (MJFCF) organized a celebration of ‘World Down Syndrome Day’ – 2015 to encourage children with disability to participate fully in extracurricular activities so that they too would develop their skills and capability to lead independent lives in society. On 24th March 2015, 300 children from the Foundation’s Rainbow Centre […]

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“I cannot express what it feels to hold the keys to our own home”

Handover of permanent houses, medical centre and child development centre in Dunkeld Estate by Merrill J. Fernando Charitable Foundation  (Dickoya, Sri Lanka – 26 January 2015): “I cannot express what it feels to hold the keys to our own home,” said Jasmine Radhakrishnan (27), born and bred on Dunkeld Estate. “This new house is a […]

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