The MJF Charitable Foundation works towards empowering the less privileged, through education & vocational training so that women, men and youth may find sustainable employment and lead lives filled with dignity and strength and avoid dependency. The alleviation from poverty through empowerment is a matter close to the heart of the Founder, and an area in which the Foundation has endeavoured to make a difference.
“We live in a world where there is no shortage of wealth. The rich get richer but most people do not want to share their wealth with the poor, the vulnerable and the disabled. This is what needs to change. If we could convince a small percentage of the wealthy to give to the global poor, imagine the difference it would make in this world.”
Merrill J. Fernando, Founder Dilmah Tea