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Celebrating Differences 2018 An evening of unitea and diversitea
Celebrating Differences – the much-awaited concert of MJF Charitable Foundation, marks the most joyous of seasons, Christmas where every child is given the chance to shine on stage. 2018's show was held on the 16th December at MJF Centre Moratuwa, celebrating togetherness with music, dance and drama - as Dilmah celebrated 30 years of taste, goodness and purpose.
It was a special day for hundreds of children from MJF kids programmes across Sri Lanka as they came together to put their best foot forward on stage. The concert stayed true to its name by featuring a variety of musical engagement and drama performed by children and youth from North, East, South and West. The children sang and swayed right into our hearts, showing that celebrating differences was all about acceptance and embracing each individual for who they are and what they want to be. MJF youth from Peliyagoda ceremoniously inaugurated the evening with a fusion dance. While the girls from Anjali Aham, Jaffna delighted the crowds with a Bharatha Natyam performance, youth from MJF Centre in Kalkudah captivated everyone with a drama that conveyed a powerful message. Wearing vibrant makeup and pretty costumes, the tiny tots of Koul Ara - School of Inspiration and Cape Weligama Preschool put on a colourful show for the audience - making it a memorable night for all.
As the children went through the motion of the concert - displaying their culture and creative flair - they also learned the importance of friendship and teamwork. Everyone went home happy, enriched with a better appreciation of arts. The night of Celebrating Differences was capped off with a thankful song as Rainbow Kids came on stage casting magic and colour in the air - marking the spirit of Christmas.
Dilmah launches The Genesis Project
Dilmah’s ‘The Genesis Project’ recently launched at the birthplace of Dilmah Tea in Maligawatte – will be an innovation hub and centre of excellence for Nature-based solutions. It will be an incubator that births and nurtures agripreneurs to reach their fullest potential and conquer international markets. And a home for industry experts and food and agri entrepreneurs to gather, share knowledge and inspire each other.
A Cup Of Kindness Goes A Long Way
With the help of your cuppa the Dilmah MJF Charitable Foundation and Kahawatte Plantations have joined hands to support the Suwa Seriya Ambulance Service. We have pledged our commitment to allocating 7 ambulances to 7 District Hospitals across the country, including DGH Nawalapitiya, Base Hospital Kahawatte, Glencairn District Hospital Dickoya, Teaching Hospital Nuwara Eliya, Kiribathgoda, Point Pedro and Teaching Hospital Batticaloa. Staying true to our Founder Merrill J. Fernando's purpose, with every cup of Dilmah you sip, 15% of the profits go towards serving humanity with kindness to people & nature!