"Pledging for Parity!" was the theme of International Women's Day 2016, and the MJF Centre Moratuwa held a special four day program in keeping with this theme. Empowering women with dignity was the purpose of the MJF Women's Development Program (WDP) which on a daily basis enables women to uplift their skills and talents and to reach their fullest potential.
The four day program, was held from March 7th to 11th, for the female beneficiaries of the MJF Centre Moratuwa, who were also encouraged to bring a female guest not attached to the MJF Foundation along as well. The women of the WDP had the opportunity to showcase their gained talents and skills while sharing knowledge with others. The program included sewing demonstrations, cookery demonstrations, a session on Ikebana and a presentation on the important role of women, ending with group activities. The final day was dedicated to appreciation as the MJF kids were asked to celebrate the women who are most important to them through song, flowers and cards. Each day the participants were treated to light refreshments during the two hour interactive sessions.
The objective of the program is to help women to appreciate themselves and the important role they play in the homes and society.
Early diagnosis can maximise CP children’s mobility and potential
In three days on October 6, health officials, care givers and all those engaged in looking after the needs of more than 17 million persons across the world, whose lives have been drastically changed due to Cerebral Palsy (CP) will come together to try and become catalysts of change to help improve the quality of their lives.
Last month, a new, fully equipped High Dependency Unit for patients requiring critical care was opened at the Nawalapitiya District Hospital, the total cost of Rs. 25 million funded by the Merrill J. Fernando Charitable Foundation (MJFCF).
MJF Foundation – The Merrill J. Fernando Charitable Foundation will be conducting a programme on “Identifying the challenges faced by Preschool children” from 6-9 September at 10 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. via Zoom.
The Sunday Observer spoke to Head of Rehabilitation Services, MJF Charitable Foundation, Dr Gopi Kitnasamy to find out how persons with disabilities, especially children are affected by their health issues and how they can be rehabilitated and helped to lead better quality lives.
Dilmah Tea and Kahawatte Plantations donate Rs. 25 mn. High Dependency Care Unit to Nawalapitiya General Hospital
Nawalapitiya, Sri Lanka – The Merrill J. Fernando High Dependency Care Facility was inaugurated on August 16 at the, Nawalapitiya District General Hospital. The facility, costing nearly Rs. 25 mn., was funded by Dilmah Ceylon Tea Company Plc and its associate Kahawatte Plantations Plc with the facilitation of the MJF Charitable Foundation, Dilmah announced.
Dilmah Tea and Kahawatte Plantations donate High Dependency Care Unit to Nawalapitiya General Hospital
Nawalapitiya, Sri Lanka - The Merrill J. Fernando High Dependency Care Facility was inaugurated on 16th August 2021 at the, Nawalapitiya District General Hospital. The facility is funded by Dilmah Ceylon Tea Company Plc and its associate Kahawatte Plantations PLC with the facilitation of the MJF Charitable Foundation. Named after the Ceylon Teamaker who devoted his life to tea, the facility will provide specialised medical care for the predominantly tea estate workers in Nawalapitiya, also serving the Central Province.