"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.
Workshop on ‘Affordable Motion Capturing for Gait Analysis, Clinical Rehabilitation and Sports’
The Centre for Biomedical Innovation (CeBI), Sri Lanka’s pioneer centre dedicated to the development and commercialisation of biomedical products, is to hold an online workshop on ‘Affordable Motion Capturing for Gait Analysis, Clinical Rehabilitation and Sports’ on 30 July from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. This will be the sixth workshop held as part of the Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference – MERCon 2021.
Heads of state, CEOs, UN chiefs call for action on sustainability to recover better from COVID-19
Over 20,000 business leaders joined heads of state, civil society leaders and UN chiefs to call for increased corporate ambition to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and net-zero by 2050 during extraordinary Leaders’ Summit
Top SL business leaders panelist at UN Global Compact Summit 2021
More than 20,000 leaders from business, government, the UN, and civil society will gather for the UN’s largest corporate sustainability event to elevate ambition for strategic collective action to get back on track after the pandemic and rebuild a just, equitable and resilient society.
‘Stronger Together’: Collaboration for the future of Sri Lanka’s plantation sector
The auction raised Rs. 2.3 million which was matched twice over by Dilmah’s MJF Charitable Foundation as part of its three year – Rs. 300 million initiative to support communities in the estate sector. The funds committed are already at work to support the plantation community with the prospect of several other plantation entities joining the effort.
Hilton supports Dilmah’s ECHS in inspiring next generation of chefs
The Hilton, Colombo supported a visit by the students of the current intakes of the Empower Culinary and Hospitality School (ECHS) which introduced them to all aspects of a hotel and its inner workings.