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Strengthening the Underprivileged – Dhiriya Centre
The MJF Charitable Foundation with the support of Gourmet Foods, Poland helps nearly 200 children a year in the Siyambalanduwa region.
The MJF Charitable Foundation with the support of Gourmet Foods, Poland helps nearly 200 children a year in the Siyambalanduwa region – one of the poorest areas in Sri Lanka- with their education and has seen a growth of 50% in students attending school, concentrating on their studies, and achieving better results.
The community has named the center Dhiriya (which means Strength). This centre has enabled nearly 200 students within the first year of its involvement in the area to successfully complete and get through in the subject areas they are trained.
Classes are conducted in Mathematics, Science, English, Computer (one year Diploma course for school leavers seeking jobs and 6 month certificate course for students attached to Dhiriya and who have sat for the GCE Ordinary Level Examination and awaiting results). There are sewing classes that are provided free of charge for young adults and for the mothers in the community.
The MJF Charitable Foundation will continue assisting the Dhiriya Center with an advanced method of teaching from June 2010.
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!